Russell’s long and varied musical journey began at age 13 when he started playing guitar.
At the age of 17, Russell started touring with the Jack Daniel’s Rebels, performing throughout the south and western U.S. He performed with them, on and off, through the age of 30. Russell also had the pleasure of performing with the group Tijuana Taxi for over 20 years, playing throughout the western U.S. With that group, he opened for major acts at the Sleeptrain Amphitheater/Bill Graham Presents including Rick Derringer, Pat Travers, Elvin Bishop, Molly Hatchet, Eddie Money, and others.
Russell is enjoying the challenge of performing the varied and complicated arrangements of Chicago!