An invite to take part in Harris’ BBC Introducing showcase at Nashville’s Americana Festival followed. Meanwhile, his autumn UK tour culminated in a one-off performance at London’s legendary acoustic haunt Cecil Sharp House.
It’s little surprise that Ross, and his cohorts Samantha Whates (backing vocals) and revered John Martyn bassist Danny Thompson, have done so well.
Blue Rose Code channels the lithe acoustics of stripped back Fife troubadour James Yorkston and combines it with the songwriting clout of classic Van Morrison or John Martyn.
Throughout his relatively short songwriting career, Ross has relocated to London and battled with drink problems to emerge fully formed and ready to concentrate on his meticulous music-making.
A little while back we invited him to come play a couple of unplugged songs for us. Below you can see the second instalment from that intimate session – a live version of One Day at a Time.
Watch the first performance of his song Whitechapel.