Born into a musical Montréal family in 1960, self-taught multi-instrumentalist Don Ross first learned the guitar at 8, and two years later was actively exploring different fingerstyle techniques. After graduating in Music from Toronto's York University in 1983, the guitarist's big break arrived in 1988 after winning the US National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, a title he claimed again in 1995, earning him a major record deal with Sony. In 2001, he released the popular Huron Street, reaching the Top 10 of Billboard's New Age album charts. The following years saw Ross composing, playing, mixing and producing most of his subsequent albums, playing anything from keyboards to drums. In 2009, he released his first vocal album, Any Colour.