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Russ Skarsten

Russ Skarsten

Alternative / Jazz / Blues Sacramento, CA  US
Blessing in Disgust
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Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers Sacramento Jazz Jubilee 2011.mp4


  • 2011

    Sep 17

    Sacramento, CA, US | 7:00pm
  • 2011

    Aug 27

    Carmichael, CA, US | 6:30pm
  • 2011

    Aug 19

    Sacramento, CA, US | 5:00pm

    This is an outdoor park gig. Generally, several thousand show up for these shows every Friday. Beer/wine will be served in specific areas.

  • 2011

    Aug 18

    West Sacramento, CA, US | 5:00pm

    Outdoor gig for Yolo Arts.

  • 2011

    Aug 12

    Sacramento, CA, US | 6:30pm

    Here's a link to a press release: http://www.radissonsac.com/pdf/Press_Release_-_Tower_of_Power_2011.pdf


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  • Russ Skarsten
  • Performing with the Mick Martin Band at Swabbies.  Photo my Richard White.
  • Portland Blues Festival


Russ Skarsten



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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