Tawl Ross

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Tawl Ross
Birth name Lucius Ross
Born (1948-10-05) October 5, 1948 (age 68)
Wagram, North Carolina, U.S.
Genres Funk, soul, psychedelic rock, psychedelic soul
Instruments Guitar
Years active Late 1960s-early 1970s, mid 1990s
Labels Westbound, Coconut Grove
Associated acts Funkadelic

Lucius "Tawl" Ross (born October 5, 1948, in Wagram, North Carolina) was the rhythm guitarist for Funkadelic from 1968 to 1971 and played on their first three albums. He left the band in 1971 soon after a debilitating experience with LSD. He moved back to North Carolina and dropped out of the music scene, but resurfaced in 1995 after a nearly 25-year absence to release a solo album, a.k.a. Detrimental Vasoline - Giant Shirley, issued by Coconut Grove Records under the name "Tal" Ross.

Ross is now living in Maxton, North Carolina, recording local groups in a home studio.


  • Liner notes to Live: Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan – September 12, 1971 by Rob Bowman, 1996.
  • Liner notes to Music For Your Mother by Rob Bowman, 1992.

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