Motor-City-born and raised, Kevin Russell
has mastered a unique blend of rock and soul - it's a Motor City thing! After
moving to Hollywood in the 70's and formed the classic rock band 707. They scored
rock radio classics and toured playing arenas. After calling 707 quits, Kevin
joined forces with Bill Kreutzman and Brent Midland (of Grateful Dead fame) to
form Kokomo. They played sold-out show after sold-out show all over the U.S. Next,
Kevin got together with ex-Stray
Cats, Slim Jim Phantom and Lee Rocker, along with David Bowie guitarist, Earl
Slick. The band scored an MTV, rotation favorite, "Men Without Shame".
Kevin toured and recorded with
the band, but left the group to join up with the band Taxxi. During this time,
Kevin and Clarence "The Big
Man" Clemons became friends in the Bay Area. Shortly thereafter, the two
musical philanthropists put together a record and touring band and hit the road.
as The Red Bank Rockers. Playing sell out shows across the U.S. these shows would
often feature special guests like; Joe Walsh, Bruce "The Boss", Ringo,
Jackson Brown, Jon Bon Jovi, Ritchie Sambora, Levon Helm,…to name a few.
Good times and even better music! When not playing to massively sold-out crowds,
Kevin was also doing plenty of
recording sessions and making records for other artists as a much "sought-after
guitarist." In the 90's, Kevin concentrated
on recording music for TV & film while concentrating on playing rock/blues
and producing for other artists such as guitar legend Rick Derringer.
Kevin is a contemporary artist known in hip musical circles and
by fans worldwide. He is a provocative player and his daring spirit is always
apparent. Long-time friends, other artists, and fans all seem to share a common
view - you can feel Kevin's heartbreaks, struggles and triumphs
when he plays. It connects us all to the music!
Kevin says it best, “Music has been the true healer throughout
my life and my way to share love". Love. Life. Listen.