Music, and drumming specifically, has been a full-time hobby for J from a very early age. Spinning LPs and ‘45s of The Beatles, Queen, ELO, and Led Zeppelin, to later playing along to cassettes and CDs of Rush, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, and others, are among his earliest and fondest memories.
For the last 20+ years, J Russell has had the opportunity to record and perform at various CLE venues both large and small, with a talented bunch of musicians including Otis & The Shoreway Saints (2004-present), Steamshovel (1999-2003, 2019-present), Dashboard Lights, The Millers, Random Tree, and fill-in gigs with Broken Record, and The Suburban Culture.
J gives huge thanks to the guys of Skinny Moo (Jay, Jeff, Mike, and Scotty) for trusting him with “version 2.0” of the band, and is excited to get things rockin’ again in 2020!
J also send a special shout out to Charley Newcomer for setting such a high standard, and helping to make the “Moo Machine” possible for 2 decades!
So... J will see you from the stage - unless the other guys’ asses are blocking his view...