Two-time East Coast Music Association nominee and two-time CBC Rising Star Award Winner Ross Neilsen eats, breathes and sleeps the blues. After bursting onto the scene in late 2005, Ross Neilsen has worked hard at maintaining his profile, performing over 150 shows a year in fifty seat nightclubs or in 1000 seat festival tents, with a band or solo, his high energy shows garner critical appraise. With the release of his sophmore album, Early Grave, Ross and his band The Sufferin' Bastards have taken no prisoners. The album features a songwriter who has matured beyond his years delivering an emotional roller coaster ride of primal blues rock. Once again Neilsen has employed some of the country's top players. Sax genius, Chris Mitchell, blows the listener away on "Don't Need Love" and "How I Could Change". Also featured on the album is up and comer, Keith Hallett, who is featured on the track "Texas". "Texas" was penned by Neilsen for the sole purpose of showcasing his young friend's guitar prowess. The independent release of Early Grave has already garnered some early rave reviews from some of the country's top ears as well as receiving a nomination from the East Coast Music Association for Best Blues Recording.