Virginia transplants, Chris Ambrosino (NY) and Jim Gordon (OH) can both point to pivotal events that defined the direction their musical lives would take. For Gordon who comes from a multi-generational musical family, it was when he first heard “Driver Eight” by REM on WMMS in Cleveland Ohio, when all that he knew about country and blues music (Cash, Nelson, Jennings, Owens, Snow, BB King, Wolf, Waters) came into focus. It was Southern, it was smart, it was emotional and all these years later, as he will attest, “runs through the dozens of tunes I’ve written”.
Chris Ambrosino’s life changed when he was gifted a drum kit and a guitar from his grandparents. A working drummer while still a teen in upstate NY and a member of the first MTV generation with a passion for Brit Pop, early metal, ‘70s NYC and later gritty Honky Tonk laced Americana from the Midwest: By 20, Ambrosino was working the NYC club circuit building chops and becoming a multi-instrumentalist, writer, singer and front line performer.
The two met through a mutual friend and music partner and found that they shared artistic vision and after two collaborations decided that they should work together exclusively: Blue Ribbon was formed, playing and writing the music they love with friends and family. Blue Ribbon’s stage lineup includes road veteran Steve Jones on drums and introducing Tricia Lani Chapman on the bass guitar.
For BR… Word+Tone+Volume=Song
Mood music from the Virginia Low Lands.
7 albums, 7 deadly sins, it’s what’s for dinner.
Blue Ribbon is recording an album for each of the 7 deadly sins. Please join us for the journey!
Blue Ribbon – Raspa Raider
Blue Ribbon – First Night
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