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.

Brad Willis

Brad Willis is a writer based in Greenville, South Carolina. Willis spent a decade as an award-winning broadcast journalist. He has worked as a freelance writer, columnist, and professional blogger since 2005. He has also served as a commentator and guest on a wide variety of television, radio, and internet shows.

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2 Responses

  1. Da Goddess says:

    Sounds like I have some new tunes to dig!

  2. Aaron says:

    You didn’t tell me you knew Ryan Adams! When did Ryan Adams start using Russ Brown as a nome de plune?