Howard Ross And The Full Count Blues Band
Saturday, June 16, 2018
As a lad Howard Ross invested too much time listening to blues and R&B on late night radio. He blew his paltry allowance mail-ordering rare imported blues and R&B records. Decades later his soulful, mature voice and unique guitar style effectively communicate the heart of the blues. The Full Count Blues Band is a 5 piece group consisting of frontman Howard Ross (guitar/lead vocal) with drums, bass, sax and keys. Founded in 1986, Howard and the Full Count band have since played hundreds of concert and club venues both as a headline act and as opener for the likes of Johnny Winter, Bo Diddley, Downchild and many others. The Full Count Blues Band covers a wide range of material, from country to classic rock. Their specialty, however is R&B and blues from artists including Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King and Eric Clapton. Howard Ross is a refined blues/R&B songwriter himself and several of his works are included in Full Count’s repertoire. Howard and Full Count have received significant media exposure through several radio features and television appearances. The band have enjoyed a broad public acceptance and a growing, loyal audience both for their imaginative cover renditions and their well crafted original tunes. The Full Count Blues Band is highly professional, not only in performing original and cover material, but also in stage presence and audience interaction. While blues and R&B is their staple, their music appeals to a wider audience, including anyone with a love for energetic performance and musicianship. While The Full Count Blues Band has become a club favourite in the greater Toronto area, they are pleased to perform venues in other locales.