Hometown: Dixon, NM
Sounds Like: Carlos Santana, Jerry Garcia, Robin Guthrie Official Site, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour
2017: ambient instrumental in the high desert...all guitar, no synthesizers
Originally from the Front Range of Colorado, Russell Carl Kline is a composer and guitarist whose diverse influences range from classical to industrial. After performing with several bands in the San Francisco Bay Area, he has recently been working in his home studio in New Mexico. An interest in cymatics and the healing power of sound have been a major focus of his latest creations.
While recording "The Magic Hour", Russell has used no keyboards or synthesizers-all sounds are guitars, piano, percussion instruments, and a drum machine. Vox, bells and production assistance by Lorraine Kline
Biography written 6-2009
Bio update 9-2012
All Rights Reserved
From the ArenaCast Interview:
"Like many musicians, my life in music started out at the local church choir...piano soon followed. Along the way to San Francisco Bay, played at more places than I can remember, altho some shows stand out more than others-the usual and unusual club, warehouse, restaurant and gin joint (I miss you, Berkeley Square!), performing music therapy at Napa State Hospital for the Criminally Insane (not as a patient, ha-ha), and open mike jamming with anyone willing. I've learned to take life less seriously (Thanks, Fluke & FZ ), had the privilege of teaching children how to wrestle with the guitar, taught myself how to tune a piano, been on call for the Medical Marijuana Movement, and busked in the BART tubes."
Musician, lover of human rights, spoonie. Disabled by SLE since 1992.
All music on this page recorded in my home studio.
“If you're looking for wangle-jangle "set yer' nerves on fire" road-rock, you won't find it here, but if you truly enjoy well-crafted music that will last your ears for years, you'll agree when I declare this as HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.”
rotcod zzaj - Improvijazz Nation
“Your guitar playing is just fantastic. From the very first note it becomes totally captivating. Your timing and delivery is spot on but above all it's the haunting moods which you deliver. Great compositions and skillfully executed.
Rod Fritz - reverbnation
"Man your killin me...awesome..."
t-bonemann - reverbnation
"Captivating work... a delight ...!!"
Steve Westwood - reverbnation
"Very smooth guitar playing, totally relaxing, love the compositions."
Evan Paul - reverbnation
“...elegant style...clean sound!”
Mauro Gentile solo guitar project - reverbnation
“...very, very nice. Your mastery of sound and ability to achieve the perfect blend of instrumental colors is amazing...”
Mike Myers - reverbnation
“Soothing songs...and a great talent!”
CAESAR VEE - reverbnation
"Superb playing and totally captivating!"
Owen McCullum - reverbnation
“I am enthralled, mesmerized, enchanted and washed away, further away, to somewhere beautiful and passionate with every incredible note you seduce with soul to fingertips, carressed from wood and string and metal. It is musefully inspiring.. It makes me want to write!”
Nyla Alisia: Spoken Word Poetry by Spirit Wild - reverbnation
“I LOVE your music and the sounds are fabulous...great clarity...”
Grace Bawden - reverbnation
"Great melodies well composed along with a great sound."
Hose - reverbnation
“Sweet as... so elegant and well executed... über cool!”
Ian Stokol - reverbnation
"Wow! Smooth as Silk !!"
BASEMENT ROCKS - reverbnation
"Love your approach...excellent performance"
The Celturian ( Acoustic Warrior) - reverbnation
“Russell, this is amazing! You just keep getting better, good job...”
man the mouse - MySpace Review
“...i was having a very bad day..but 'mystic twist' brought me back to center..very very nice!..thank you russell!..bmc*
BeatMistressCait - reverbnation
“love your tunes...always have! I think "Mystic Twist" might be my fave, but it's cruel to force me to pick. Can't wait to hear your new stuff!”
Pris Baty - reverbnation
“...that's a very clever technique you use in Mystic twist. The name suites it well. Awesome my friend :)
Rod Fritz - reverbnation
“glad I stopped by. I enjoyed a great dinner listening to your tunes. A big thanks
Sir Hick - reverbnation