Guitar virtuoso and vocalist Russell Marsland has been a powerful presence on the Vancouver music scene for more than 30 years.
In 1978 Russell co-founded Vancouver’s “Rhythm & Blues All Stars.”
The band played it’s first gig opening for the Legendary Long John Baldry.
Russell has performed with hundreds of artists, and has shared the stage with theAllman Brothers, BB King, Chuck Berry, James Brown, War, Ray Charles, andSteppenwolf just to name a few!
Russell headlined four years at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival,
Pender Harbour Blues Festival, and opened the inaugural Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival, and The Nanaimo Blues Festival
Russell’s critically acclaimed CD “Dig Deep” achieved significant airplay in New Orleans on WWOZ Heritage Radio, Australian Radio, Warsaw Poland Blues and Roots radio and caught the attention of Alligator Records in 2008 in Chicago!