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Kevin Russell: rhythm guitar, vocals

Kevin Russell is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He performs regularly in a number of Sonoma county’s most popular bands. All of these groups perform at local club venues, county fairs, parties, festivals, weddings and special events In addition, he is the driving force behind The Sebastopol Guitar Festival, held yearly in early February. In addition to being a musician Kevin hosts shows featuring touring musicians like Joe Craven, Gonzalo Bergara, Jim Hurst, David, Lindley, Radney Foster, Jack Tempchin, Ray Bierl, Mike Dowling, Laurie Lewis, Kathy Kallick, Missy Raines & others.

He has appeared as a sideman on 21 local recordings by songwriters & groups, has recorded eight CD's with his various bands and has six CD's out under his name. He is a DJ on Sonoma county’s NPR station, KRCB and a former writer of  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, Terry Pinnegar, Greg Abel, Greg Scherer, Amy McCarley & more.

 

And, Kevin has performed with a number local band favorites, including Laughing Gravy, Eagle Ridge, The Rhythm Rangers, The Bluegrass Irregulars, The Lucky Dawgs, Stupid White People, Modern Hicks, The Ruminators, Kevin Russell & his So Called Friends, The Western Swing Caravan, Kevin Russell & Some Dangerous Friends and The Familiar Strangers

 

Kevin has released a number of CD's in various bands, & under his own name. These include:

 

Out Among the Stars -Modern Hicks [1999]

Tornado Alley - Modern Hicks [2001]

Under a Stormy Sky - Modern Hicks [2004]

You Don't Know Me - Kevin Russell [2002]

A Tribute to Gram Parsons - Laughing Gravy [2005]

Trouble in Mind - Kevin Russell [2005]

Not Out of the Woods Yet - The Rhythm Rangers [2007]

Live - Under the Radar [2006]

Beyond the Niche - Under the Radar [2009]

Pilgrim - Kevin Russell [2010]

There Ain't Nobody Home But Me - Kevin Russell [2010]

Plain Dirt fashion - Kevin Russell [2013]

Country Swing [2017]

Kevin Russell & Some Dangerous Friends- live! [2019]

The Familiar Strangers Trio – Masquerade 2020

 

Kevin also contributed tracks to these compilation CD's:

 

Connections I [1996]

Freight Train Boogie [2000]

Connections II [2004]

The Songs of Hank Williams [2019]

 

Kevin has also contributed as an instrumentalist to these other people's projects's:

 

The Ruminators “Wild West”

The Ruminators “Loomings”

Terry Pinnegar “Expeditions”

Kirk Keeler “Notes from the Underground”

Mark McLay “Just Glad to be Here”

Doug Jayne “Looks Like She’s going on a Trip”

Doug Jayne “Voice in the Wind”

Moss Henry “Autumn Rain”

Lisa Redfern “All is Bright”

Mark Beynon “At the Right Time”

Mark Beynon “Maybe”

Brian Gale “Deserted Country”

Danny Sorrentino “Lucky Buck & the Winners” 2008

Mark McLay & the Dustdevils “Love & Barbwire” 2008

Teresa Tudury's "Such Fine Things" 2009

Doug Jayne "Folk University"

Moss Henry "Roll the Bones"

 

venues performed at include:

Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival

Sonoma County Fair

Apple Blossom Fair

Gravenstein Apple Fair

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Earle Fest

Forestville Youth Park Celebration

KRSH backyard concerts

The Bodega Bay Food & Music Festival

The Mystic: Petaluma

Twin Oaks Tavern: Penngrove

The Reel: Sonoma

Red Brick: Petaluma

Redwood Café: Cotati

Murphy’s Irish Pub: Sonoma

Stout Brothers: Santa Rosa

Ace Cider Pub

The Black Rose

Town Of Windsor Earth Day celebration

Freight & Salvage: Berkeley

Highland Dell: Guerneville

Hotel Utah: San Francisco

The Casper Inn

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Rancho Nicasio: Nicasio

Hopmonk Tavern: Novato, Sonoma, Sebastopol

Taft Street Winery; Sebastopol

Lagunitas- Petaluma

Grass Valley Bluegrass Festival

Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival

Good Ol Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Eddie Baker in "Groove Magazine" 

10.7.2023

venues performed at include:

Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival

Sonoma County Fair

Apple Blossom Fair

Gravenstein Apple Fair

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Earle Fest

Forestville Youth Park Celebration

KRSH backyard concerts

The Bodega Bay Food & Music Festival

The Mystic: Petaluma

Twin Oaks Tavern: Penngrove

The Reel: Sonoma

Red Brick: Petaluma

Redwood Café: Cotati

Murphy’s Irish Pub: Sonoma

Stout Brothers: Santa Rosa

Ace Cider Pub

The Black Rose

Town Of Windsor Earth Day celebration

Freight & Salvage: Berkeley

Highland Dell: Guerneville

Hotel Utah: San Francisco

The Casper Inn

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Rancho Nicasio: Nicasio

Hopmonk Tavern: Novato, Sonoma, Sebastopol

Taft Street Winery; Sebastopol

Lagunitas- Petaluma

Grass Valley Bluegrass Festival

Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival

Good Ol Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

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8.23.2023

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