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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? Rusty's sonic footprints can be found on both, with his first band Militia. Later on Rusty also appeared on local singer/songwriter Monty Russell's 2003 CD, "The Fool", produced by the highly-acclaimed Texas-native, Walt Wilkins.
These days he calls Little Rock, Arkansas, his home. Here in the foothills of the beautiful Ouachita Mountains, performing has been blended with writing and recording, something that has been a lifelong passion, albeit an elusive one.
Elusive no more. Armed with a overflowing backlog of musical ideas, Rusty is currently working on the recording and production of what will be his first album's worth of material, set to be ready in spring of 2013.