Date: Friday, Feb 7th, 2014

Time: 7:30 pm


Location: Stuart’s Opera House

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As a founding member of IIIRD TYME OUT, Russell has seen the group expand, and evolve, from where it started to where it has risen today. Originally from Pasadena, Texas (true home state of the ‘Whataburger’!!), he now lives near the foothills of the north Georgia mountains. Russell, born December 21, 1963, began playing music around the age of eleven after being inspired by bluegrass greats ‘The Osborne Brothers’, and joined a regional band at the age of fifteen, playing concerts and festivals in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. Around 1982, he moved to Arlington, Texas, and helped form the bluegrass band ‘Southern Connection’. After almost two years of living in Arlington, the ‘band’ moved east and settled in Asheville, North Carolina. In 1985, Russell went to work for the Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. After six years, and seven recordings with Quicksilver, Russell left to form IIIRD TYME OUT in 1991. Russell is the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) most awarded ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’ having won an unprecedented SIX times (1994, 1997, 2010 – 2012, 2018). He lives in Cumming, GA with his wife, Carol (married November 16, 1985) and two sons, Taylor (born Dec. 29, 1990) and Spencer (born April 12, 1994). When he’s not touring, Russell spends his time working in the band’s office, helping maintain their tour bus, and spending as much time as possible with his family and friends.


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