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2022 Dan Fogelberg Tribute  Poster
James Taylor Tribute
2023 Variety Hits of Today Yesterday
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Russell & his band are a Soft/Lite Rock versatile group of professional musicians based in St. Paul, Minnesota. With four LPs under his belt, Russell draws on both original and cover music, including classic hits and gems from the last seven decades.

The group delivers infectious grooves and an interactive performance, leaving the audience energized and wanting more. The shows are adaptable and are perfect for your concert series, free stage, beer gardens or main stage entertainment.

The band is available as a duo, trio, or 5-piece group that performs at concerts, corporate events, holiday shows, festivals, fairs, breweries, and wineries. Their fresh sound reminds audiences of various performers like James Taylor, CSN&Y, Dan Fogelberg, Jackson Brown, Loggins & Messina, Van Morrison, Lovin Spoonful, Orleans, Bill Withers, Beatles, Frankie Vallie, Neil Young, Simon & Garfunkle, John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, The Turtles, Credence Clearwater Revival, and more.

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Because there are so many gifted artists with amazing music, Russells experiences have recently focused largely on the Soft & Lite Rock hits of current & past artists. Performing fulltime, he draws on the gems & classics of both Covers and Originals.  With  4 LPs under his belt his approach to the music and each performance is to leave the audience energized and wanting more.

There is a way Russell has that balances the music between his allegiance to tradition and his aim to reinvigorate the songs to come alive in a discernible way and at the end of the day… “Sing along & have a great time.”  “Every now and then something comes along that shakes things up and upends the status quo.. The songs are steeped in music from the past, living in the present and looking towards the future. Russell is  one of the most versatile performers in the Midwest.”

Music Of The Decades


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Sample Music

4 Shows:

1. “60s, 70s, 80s Soft / Lite Rock Hits”

2. “Nexus – Dan Fogelberg Tribute”

3. “Wondering – James Taylor Tribute”

4. “Variety - Hits Spanning 7 decades     

"You are definitely the best music we've had all summer! No one wanted to leave." Thank you.  The Staff @ Door 44, Door County WI.  2023

"Russell, You are really amazing. Thank you for a Great Afternoon.  So entertaining! We all were a part of the music." Little Ravinia, Chicago IL Celeste B, 2022.

“Wow, You had wide range of musical interests and the voice to back it up. For a trio, the energy you created in the performance made everyone feel welcome. It seemed it was more like becoming a part of the song itself. Not all Rock n Roll and still the employees were lovin’ it. It’s like being around a campfire hearing and being a part of all the best tunes.”     Jim, Owner, Marshall Corp. 2021

So Much Fun and Everyone enjoyed the wide variety of yesterday and today's tunes. Thanks again and return soon." Staff,  Door 44  Door Cty WI 2022

"Russell, Once again it was great to have you back at the Eagan Art Festival, you had a lot of great music. So many positive comments." Best Regards, Wanda B Eagan Art Festival MN 2022

Hailing from St. Paul, MN, Russell is a musician who specializes in Lite/Soft Rock, Americana, and Folk Rock genres. He thrives on engaging with live audiences, and his amiable demeanor and love for entertainment kindle a spark in the crowd, leaving a lasting impression.

Russell's extensive range of guitar styles enables him to forge connections and share his emotions openly with his listeners, using a resonant voice that can fill even the most expansive venue.

"It's always a thrill for me as an artist and performer to witness the crowd embracing their favorite songs with such enthusiasm that they can't help but sing along,"

Russell - Guitar, Vocal

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