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Side Effects

by Ross Durand

Side Effects is classic Americana folk with a modern sensibility - word driven but tuneful - funny, thoughtful, sensitive.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Talkin' Side Effects Blues
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2. Famous Pairs
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3. I'm Going Away for a While
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4. Protest Song
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5. Rick Ford
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6. Onomatopoeia
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7. The Ballad of James Byrd
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8. Fare Thee Well
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9. Two Days from Tomorrow
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10. Another Day
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Ross was born and raised in Southern California. The youngest of six in a family where Dad had classical radio on almost all the time and the older siblings listened to the Beatles, Ross listened to little else until Jr. High School. At age 9 he started french horn lessons and started trying to write music about as soon as he could read it. A little later his parents bought a piano and he started dabbling with songwriting. His first song was "Could Be Dandruff" - a spoof of Head and Shoulders commercials he wrote for the Dr. Demento songwriting contest.

In high school, Ross's musical tastes expanded to include classic and (then) current rock. He got a guitar for his sixteenth Christmas and Birthday and formed a band with his best friend. Ross was in a short string of garagebands before discovering Bob Dylan at a concert in 1986. When Dylan walked out on stage alone with his guitar and 8,000 people fell silent as he sang "A Hard Rain's a Gonna Fall," Ross thought, "I'd like to be able to write a song that could do that."

In addition to studying music composition in college, Ross has since focussed on acoustic idioms in the post-Dylan tradition. He has self-released three CDs as well as releasing several albums of material on line. In 2004 he was an award winner in the Social/Political category of the Unisong International Songwriting Competition.

Ross has written songs and scores for two independent films and continues to write songs including being a frequent participant in Songfight! and participating annually in February Album Writing Month.

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