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Russ Skarsten

- US Sacramento, CA Alternative / Jazz / Blues


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Label: "Skycast Indies Music", Mongrooves Productions

Manager: PANGAEA'S PEOPLE (Global Arts Network), Radio Bunker (by Mataloni Promotions)

Bio: Born (1952), Oakland CA. I started playing by ear at age 4. By 8th grade I started playing music with friends. I got my first rig in 10th and joined a top-40 band in 11th and played the UC Berkeley CA Frat house circuit.
At 21, I moved to Dallas TX. I joined “Shotgun” a local rock band where ... See Full Bio

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"Russ Skarsten's piano work is excellent, but his Hammond B-3 lines are pure knock-out"
— Mark E. Gallo, Blues Access
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  • Elmer Pastorius (Artist) Elmer Pastorius
    Just came to give another listen. Wonderful Music.
  • Ghosts of Dixie (Artist) Ghosts of Dixie
    Great sounding music :) it really made my day! Wishing you the best in your wildest endeavors, cuz where would this world be without dreamers like us!?! We also 'like'/fo...
  • Tim Ward Project (Artist) Tim Ward Project
    Great tunes and playing!
  • Dave Zine (Fan) Dave Zine
    nice tracks
  • ymdemulder (Fan) ymdemulder
    Cool sounds you have going on ..much success on your music journey :0)
  • Smith III (Artist) Smith III
    Nice work! I came by to show you some love and support, you can return the favor by stopping by out page. Put A Stamp On it!
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Q: I'd like to see if you still have the negatives of the shots you took of Heyoka in 1980. Check out ShroomAngel Records on Facebook, and let's chat!
A: Yes!! I shot three, 36exp rolls of black and white back in 1980 at Gerties. I'm happy to hook up with you to work something out. Thanks for asking.

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