Quicksilver Night Productions (QNP) is my music publishing and production company. As such it is an organization with multiple recording projects under its umbrella. I jokingly refer to myself as “First Among Equals” at QNP. Although I am deeply involved in every facet of all things QNP at every step of the way the simple truth remains that I cannot – and do not – do this alone; I depend heavily upon the support of my song-specific collaborators and tech-savvy friends in order to bring this music into existence.
I am Warren (“Chip”) Russell. I recently retired from the US Army after a 23-year career, most of that as a guitar player in various US Army bands in several different countries. A musician by both profession and temperament, I am now an “independent music professional” as the saying goes. I have a number of musical irons in the fire at any given point as QNP. My role varies project by project and from song to song. I am a composer and an arranger (ASCAP) and I also I produce/co-produce, engineer, and collaborate. I still often perform on guitar and vocals and sometimes play bass or keyboards. I also have a great interest in state of the local music community and have involved myself with a number of ongoing local musical projects and activities that are beyond the scope of this page.
On a personal note, I am pretty content with where my life seems to be taking me. I am currently married to Renée, a wonderfully engaging, highly intelligent, and undeniably beautiful woman; she and I currently make our home in Yorktown, Virginia. I have three very bright and talented children from a previous marriage, grown now and moved away, and two awesome grandsons thus far.