Guitarist Ross Whitaker was born in Lexington, Kentucky. His undergraduate years found him studying at Bellarmine University and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music before finishing up at the University of Kentucky, whence he received his B.A. in Music. He has since continued at U.K. with graduate studies in musicology. As a performer, Ross has garnered a broad range of experience. He has shared the stage with artists like Bob Mintzer and Lorrie Morgan, and opened for Karl Denson, Brian Auger, and RAQ.