His college band, Pseudopod was signed to Interscope when he was 21. After Pseudopod’s lead singer, Kevin Carlberg, was diagnosed with brain cancer—he died in 2009—Ross spent his twenties touring with Jem, as her guitarist and musical director, and working as a session musician for Marc Broussard, Breakestra, Allen Stone, and other major-label artists.
He performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, on BBC’s Top of the Pops, and at top-level festivals and venues, including Coachella, Glastonbury, Red Rocks, and The Gorge.Meanwhile, moved by Kevin’s cancer journey, Ross got a medical degree from UCSF. In addition to his active music career, he is a full-time physician who cares for hospitalized patients with serious conditions, including heart failure, stroke, cancer complications, and suicide attempts.
All the while, Ross was writing songs, inspired by an initial obsession with rock bands like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Guns N’ Roses, and then jazz legends like Miles Davis and Bill Evans.