Eva B. Ross
Hi. I’m Eva B. Ross. I hesitate to introduce myself, but only because I think my songs do a far better job of that. Instead, let me tell you a few reasons why I make music. That’s what we’re all here for anyways, right?
I’m fascinated by the way a song can turn strangers into confidantes
or dance partners.
I feel most content on stage.
and finally, because
nothing makes me feel more understood or hopeful than the
songs and stories of my musical heroes- and if my tunes could provide just a fraction
of the comfort so many songs have provided me- well, then,
life is worth living
and mine has a purpose.
It’s hard to place the music of Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Eva B. Ross into any one genre. But, as it turns out, she’s quite alright with that. Ross grew up in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Born into a family of performers, she began writing songs at the age of 11 for her family band. Ross went on to attend UCLA, studying history. Early into her college career, she began performing at various campus main-stays and venues throughout Los Angeles, first in a duo, and later with her band, Eva B. Ross Foundation (which she named, true to her history-loving self, after her father’s college band). She became a fixture within UCLA’s music community- highlights including the Jazz Reggae Festival, opening for Burt Bacharach at UCLA’s Royce Hall, and performing alongside the Monk Institute as the 2018 Herb Alpert School of Music’s featured alumni. In 2017, she won the schools renowned Spring Sing competition (past award recipients include Sara Bareilles and Maroon 5), after being included in the event for three consecutive years.
It was her original song “Nick’s House” that first caught the ear of grammy award winning Nashville producer and engineer, Justin Niebank. “Nick’s House” was written as an homage to a teenage summer she spent in the Valley. Her first three singles, produced by Niebank and Steve Rashid, are all songs written by Ross. Recorded at Castle Recording Studio, she is accompanied by some of Nashville’s best: Derek Wells and Kris Donegan on Guitar, Fred Eltringham on drums, Tim Lauer on keys, and Jimmie Lee Sloas on bass.