Russ Brown, a lucky path to cross
Several years ago (and that several is getting to be more than I’d like) I ran into a guy named Russ Brown. We were both part of a blogging and poker scene. I came to find we both like the same genre of music. What I didn’t figure out on our first meeting was that he didn’t only enjoy the music I liked. He played it as well.
I discovered over the intervening years that Russ is a pretty good damned songwriter and has a distinctive voice that’s pretty easy to listen to. I’ve been fortunate to know a great many musicians, but it’s been rare I ran across an unknown guy who had a real good feel for the genre but could do new things with it, as well.
Now several years later, Russ has put out an album of alt-county songs that I am happy to recommend. You can listen to some of the tracks off the album on his MySpace site (Dirtroads and Joe Lewis are pretty damned fantastic). I’d encourage you to head over to The Fugitive Peace cd site and pick one up for yourself.
Nice work, Russ.