Kevin Russell and His So-Called Friends
Kevin Russell is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He performs regularly in the country rock/Americana band, The Rhythm Rangers and with the bluegrass/Americana group, Under the Radar. He also performs occasionally with the classic country band, The Country Train Rex, the Americana group, Laughing Gravy and as electric guitarist in the Celtic rock band The Ruminators. In addition, he hosts Sonoma County music concerts by various touring musicians (Radney Foster, Jim Hurst, Kathy Kallick, Laurie Lewis, Mike Dowling & many others) and is the driving force behind The Sebastopol Guitar Festival, held in early February. He has appeared as a sideman on 21 local recordings by songwriters & groups, has recorded five CD’s with his various bands and has five CD’s out under his name. His newest project, an all acoustic bluegrass collection called Plain Dirt Fashion, came out in January 2014. He is a former DJ and writes CD reviews for the online website Freight Train Boogie. com. And, lastly, Kevin has performed as a side player for a number of local songwriters, including Michael Capella, Mark McLay, Teresa Tudury, Doug Jayne, Audrey Auld, Greg Abel, Greg Scherer & more.