Chris Ross & The North

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Chris Ross & The North with The Midnight Riders
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Chris Ross & The North

The Midnight Riders

Maine Made Alt. Country Roots Music Concert
Doors open at 6:00 PM. Show starts at 6:30 PM.
General Admission tickets are $20 per person. Kids 12 and under FREE.
Rockport Opera House - Main Auditorium

Attention Music Lovers! Necessary Music Productions is excited to be collaborating with Rockport Opera House and Flatbread Company Rockport Maine to bring the mighty Chris Ross and the North down from Hancock County for a real kickin' night of Maine music & songs! The show will be on Saturday, January 27th and will have an opening set from The Midnight Riders from right here in Knox & Waldo County. Yummy pizza, cold brews, and wine will be available for purchase on-site from the Flatbread Company. All ages show. During January physical tickets will be sold for CASH at Flatbread Co. Tickets can also be purchased online using a credit card at

The Rockport Opera House is a beautiful musical landmark located just above the village of Rockport, Maine. This will be a great opportunity to experience a lovely evening of Maine music there!

Chris Ross & The North have released two critically acclaimed albums in the last few years. Young Once came out in 2015 right after Chris won the Songwriter of The Year Award in 2014 at The New England Music Awards. They followed that up with the release of Over Lonesome in June of this year. After just finishing up a tour of the eastern and southern states, CR&TN are excited to bring their specific down to earth and honest songs and spirits back to midcoast Maine for a show in a great old music venue with a long and storied history of its own. Chris Ross writes and sings the songs while The North consists of Ryan Curless on drums, Caleb Sweet on bass, and Zack Bence on electric guitar.

Critical praise for Chris Ross & The North
“The world Ross describes in his songs is one that’s probably very familiar to the devoted fan base he’s developed over the years; hard-drinking, hard-working, honest, wry, and, hidden behind a tough exterior, a well of intelligence and emotional depth.” - Bangor Daily News

“Young Once is pure Americana. Fans of Zac Brown Band, Jason Isbell, John Hiatt, and storytellers of similar ilk, will find this album and act most appealing.” - Bluebird Reviews

“I love his lyrics, the imagery he can raise from a simple phrase, and the range of emotion he can sift through in his vocals, moving from grit to yearn to complete abandon.” - Maine Music News

The Midnight Riders opened for The Mallett Brothers Band, with a 10 song all original set, on Saturday, June 17th at the Rockport Opera House right here in Knox County. And also played with TMBB, Chris Ross & The North, and Sugarbush at Music Made In Maine for the CG Fair weekend at Threshers Bruin Co. in Searsmont. They are an exciting live band featuring Will Neils on lead vocals, Emmett Lalor on guitar, bass, and lead vocals, Mike Cole on bass, guitar, and lead vocals, and Derek Lane on drums. All three singers have original songs the band will be performing in their shows that range from Alt. Country, Soul, Funk, Blues and Rock N' Roll while also doing songs by Maine based bands The Mallett Brothers & Waldo County's own Coloradas.

Band & Performance Links:
Chris Ross & The North on FB

Chris Ross & The North Homepage on Web

The Long Way by Chris Ross & The North at The Nite Show

Mostly Sober by Chris Ross & The North at NPR Tiny Desk

Drunk Women by Chris Ross & The North at NPR Tiny Desk

The Midnight Riders on FB