Instructor, Intermediate/Advanced Guitar, Fiddle
Russell is a graduate of Belmont College with a major in Commercial Guitar. He began playing piano and guitar at ages 12 and 15, respectively. Through high school he played in the school jazz band (guitar & bass), concert band (french horn) and marching band (alto horn). A musical omnivore, Russell’s performed as a singer/songwriter and has played with various rock bands, country bands, Irish dance bands, old-time string bands, a bluegrass band and as a utility member of various worship groups. His early career included gigs at Nashville Songwriter’s Association and Cornelius Publishing. Russell has been a friend and supporter of the Quest Center mission since its inception. He’s affectionately known as the guy with an arsenal of instruments and a catalog of “weird old tunes” at the Quest Center monthly Stringjams. Welcome, Russell!