Rich Russell | Songs for California

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Songs for California

by Rich Russell

countrifried indie rock. Beck meets Johnny Cash at Lou Barlow\'s House for a picnic. 11 More homemade 8 track recordings with more beer based slide guitar work.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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1. Drunken Pirate Ship
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2. Shed Our Shadows
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3. Patches of Desert
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4. Pancake Breakfast
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5. Halos Above Our Heads
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6. Hobo Song
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7. Some Quarters and a Dream
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8. Chasing Moonbeams
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9. Oyster
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10. Spirit
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11. Extra Track
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Album Notes
Re-released California clasic from 2003. Limited printing of 98 hand sewn covers complete with lyrics and chords.

Some info about Rich:
Rich Russell was born in NYC in 1979. He grew up in a nice brick house with a happy family and two cats in Greenpoint Brooklyn. Sometime during the hipster invasion of the late 90\'s he ran off to California to live in the Redwood trees and learn to eat twigs and berries at U.C. Santa Cruz. In Santa Cruz he played in world renowned bands such as \"Cerveza Gratis\" and \"Slick Badacle.\" He hit the road sometime thereafter, eventually ending up immersed in the New Age Movement in Boulder Colorado. Never able to fully grasp what most people were talking about most of the time, he hit the highways once again with a new band \"Me and Shane\" to tour the West Coast. Playing 18 shows in 25 days with reputable bands \"Wisp\" and \"Little Wings,\" \"Me and Shane\" made gas money and slept in the car a lot, all the while having a grand time. Money and spare parts for the van running low, the band went its separate ways in the summer of 2003. Some moved west to California, others east to NYC, while others followed the sun to Mexico. Rich ended up in a palapa somewhere on the west coast of Mexico for some months eating fruit and playing mariachi songs with friends. On the beach he took his musical, surfing, and tanning skills to new heights and set off once again to spread music wherever he went. Following his dreams to be a country singer Rich landed in Austin Texas for the Kerrville Folk Festival in May 2004. In Austin he ran into a bunch of musicians converting an abandoned nursing home into an affordable living space for musicians, now known as the Austin Music Coop. He signed on as Kitchen Manager and now enjoys the first days of his partial retirement playing music with his band The Lonesome Heroes and washing dishes in and around country.


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Gregory Alan Isakov

Rich Russell For President!
This album is a refreshing musical experience of simple folk songs with a junk yard landscape that reminds us all that we have been missing out on REAL music. This is an album to own.

ramsie rue

The best undiscovered country
Songs for california and T is for Texas are two of my favorite albums. Rich Russell has an apt for telling the honest truth of the poetry you'll find in pretty much anything, especially on a boring afternoon or a long hard stare into the concrete under foot. It will make you want to take more picnics, write more letters, sing more songs and break out the old four track.