Fort Payne, AL
Americana / Swamp Rock / Blues
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"Russell Gulley, using music to impact children
Students at Paint Rock Valley High School have had the opportunity to work with seasoned
musician Russell Gulley
over the past few weeks.
Gulley is a part of the Alabama State Council on the Arts’ Collaborating Artist
Program (CAP). “In that program artists
are placed in schools for two to four weeks,” Gulley said.
Gulley,who still performs,was 15 years old when he began playing music. In the 70’s
he lived in Muscle Shoals.“My
group was called Jackson Highway. We were named after the recording studio there,”
he said. “JimmyJohnson and
David Hood were our producers, and Jimmy is well known as the first producer for
Lynyrd Skynyrd.”His band was signed by Capitol Records and for a time Gulley
toured with artists like Ted Nugent,UFO and Triumph. He later
returned to his hometown, Fort Payne. Gulley now serves as an artist in residence
for the city schools there.
Gulley has been trained by the Alabama Institute for Education in" Danielle
Wallingsford, The Clarion
"Russell Gulley: Singer, musician,
recording artist, performer, educator
At an age — 65 — when many people are looking to kick back, Russell Gulley
is running at full speed with no sign of hitting the brakes.
Gulley is a leader in Northeast Alabama’s artistic and arts-in-education communities.
He continues to entertain and delight fans with his roots music concerts, during
which he displays his mastery of the varied ingredients that make up that genre.
For the full article go to www.russellgulleymusic.com/news" Greg Bailey,
"Gadsden Entertainment News
This week, Gadsden Entertainment News features the talented Russell Gulley who can
be seen around these parts, playing at various venues and carrying on his musical
traditions. He is a veteran of the road with a long and colorful history, steeped
in the blues and early rock and roll. Born in Rome, Ga. in 1947, Gulley loved music
all his live and grew up loving to listen to am radio, WCKY and WLAC, catching all
the latest tunes. He moved to
Fort Payne with his family at a young age soaking in all the local music, listening
to local deejay, Jeff Cook (of Alabama) and catching the spiritual groove of the
Pentacostal choir on Sundays. He heard those strains of music and realized that
this early rock and roll Sam Phillips was cranking out of Sun Records up in Memphis
was somethin akin to 'hopped up gospel and blues'. Gulley never turned back from
there.Check him out at www.reverbnation.com/russellgulley" Alabama Annie,
Gadsden Entertainment News