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Ross Shifflett "Shiffy the Kid"

Latest Album! Chasing Bullets is here. Find it at digital stores now


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Somis Sound presents the Tuesday, January 5, 2010, digital release of Ross Shifflett a.k.a. "Shiffy the Kid’s" Chasing Bullets, the singer/songwriter’s follow-up project to his highly downloaded self-titled album. Chasing Bullets is available for $9.99 on iTunes, Napster, Audiolunchbox, Rhapsody, and other digital music stores.

The 23-year old musical renegade was born in Graham, Texas, and has been playing guitar since the tender age of 14. Lyrics flow off the tip of his tongue like the true poet that he is. Music is not just something he does, it is who he is. His debut album was a map to his soul—Rock 'n Roll with a touch of the Blues. Shifflett is shaking heads everywhere with his fresh new blend of Southern Rock and his authentic Texas sound.

The buzz began the day “Shiffy the Kid” arrived in California and caught the ears of producer and Somis Sound CEO Erik “E-Rok” Richards, who quickly captured the first batch of songs. Shiffy’s debut received over 300,000 hits on in its first month. Soon after, club owners and industry executives took notice. Ross took over the Ventura, California music scene in a flash.

Richards says, “Hearing Ross develop as an artist and the natural progression as a singer, guitarist and songwriter is undeniable. Not only does Ross write and sing his songs, he does things with a guitar that would make the most seasoned musician stop and want to play along. The passion and energy with which he plays flows directly from his soul to his fans.”

Shifflett is songwriter, singer and guitarist. Erik "E-Rok" Richards (Beck, Peter DiStefano/Porno for Pyros) produced and plays bass on Chasing Bullets. Dave Borla—known for his work with Echo Brain (Jason Newstead, Metallica), Rossangeles, Overgound and Danger Man—is on drums.

Shifflett’s first single off Chasing Bullets, “What Would You Say,” offers a soulful guitar-laden track, blended with toe-tapping rock chords. The album also features such radio and film gems such as “Alabama Dance,” “Dancin’ Like A Devil” and the epic “Story of You and I.” The new 11-song collection of classics bridge modern Rock and classic Blues.

Best known for his fresh new blend of Southern Rock and his authentic Texas sound, Shifflett's new tracks "Story of You and I" and "20 lb Hammer" are already fan favorites on MySpace. Richards adds, “The songs, both written and performed by Shifflett, hardly sound like tunes from a 23-year old, but rather an old soul whose passion and energy seep through every track.”