Ross Altman was born in L.A. He’s been singing all his life. With a Ph.D. in English literature, he traded his professorship for a life as a political folksinger and music historian.
He calls himself a Singer-Songfighter and sings the songs of his heroes: Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Paul Robeson, Bob Dylan and Arlo Guthrie. He also sings his own songs written in the very same tradition; this 'singer-songfighters' songs always have something to say.
Altman’s music brings both the joy and longing of a people struggling to exist, addressed in a folk singer’s lyrics. When everyone sings with him about America, they were singing to one another, not just about mountains and rivers but about freedom and goodwill.