Rusty was born into music, born to perform it, born to create it. He got it the honest way, by being immersed in a pleasant cacophony of acoustic down-home rural north Louisiana sounds filling his grandparents living room from old guitars, fiddles, out of tune pianos, and deep rich voices singing everything from 1930's ragtime to Hank Sr. It was a powerful thing that forever altered the course of his life.
Born to Perform
Rusty's performed extensively on stages in the south, as both lead electric and acoustic guitarist, from his first band Militia and later as a supporting member with other area talents, splitting the time between local gigs and opening shows for some well-known artists.
Born to Create
Songwriting and recording has always been a part of the music. Can you say, vinyl 45? How about cassette? CD? Rusty's sonic footprints can be found on all, beginning with his first band Militia. Later on Rusty also appeared on local singer/songwriter Monty Russell's 2003 CD, "The Fool", produced by Texas-native Walt Wilkins.
After living away from his native north Louisiana for more than a decade, Rusty has come back full circle to his home town of Athens, Louisiana. Future projects include plans to build a recording studio in the woods and get back to writing and recording.