After accepting the top honor at the Billboard Touring Awards for “Legends of Live”, I was able to speak with Ross Valory for a brief moment to get his advice for musicians.
Ross Valory is Journey’s noted bass player. He and Neal Schon, who also accepted the Billboard award, are the only original members of the band still performing with the group. Ross Valory also played for The Vu, The Storm, Frumious Bandersnatch and the Steve Miller Band.
“In the long run, life, Karma, & God has a way of bringing great opportunities to you if you present yourself as worthy,” says bassist, composer, producer and Maxwell Music Director, Derrick Hodge.
As we sit in his Los Angeles home, we speak about his life, experiences, and he also shares invaluable information about what it takes to sustain a career as a musician. He also tells us about his upcoming album, “Live Today”, featuring Chris “Daddy” Dave, Common, and more.