A Pacific Northwest songwriting mainstay, Rusty Willoughby has been writing, recording and performing music in Washington state since 1982. Largely known for his work with the rock/pop bands Pure Joy, Flop and Llama, Willoughby's mostly low key, lo fi and decidedly lo electricity records have flown under the radar for nearly a decade.
Influenced by everything from Woody Guthrie to Jacques Brel, Willougby's solo output is peculiar, difficult to categorize and seemingly patterned after the most viscerally stubborn and commercially inept western minds and talents of the last century. Refreshing even, perhaps.
Listen for more to come from this furry, hazy, damp, dark corner of the world, and you’ll be hearing the oddly mellifluous sound of a weird and mysterious depth being plummeted.