History

It all started at 5 years Old.

My Mom took me to a church garage sale, where I picked up 2 albums.

King of The Blues "BB King" and Chet Atkins with "Freight Train" on it.

When the needle dropped...that was it...I was hooked forever!

I got my first Roy Rogers Guitar...wish I still had it...but I found the old lamp.

They say everybody starts somewhere...for me 1959

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally My First Electric Guitar! My Grandfather: Walter Russell...yes that's were my first name came from

 

 

 

 

Finally a full time playing gig at Lassetter's Den. 1972 Still in school and gigging 5 days a week!

Pure Joy

The Blues Dimension

  

The Fabulous 
Blues Dimension


A great East End Soul band made of dedicated 14 year olds who played like they were twice their age!
Easy Meat Lasseter's Den 1972

 

 

Great shot of the Lasseter's Den House Band "Easy Meat" Named after A Frank Zappa reference.

Really great group with Tom Lavin (Powder Blues) who not only played good guitar, but drums and Bass.

David Lanz, who went on to to be a highly respected New Age Artist.

Our Dear friend Vince Nardulli who I played
with in the Blues Dimension when we were kids. Fantastic Singer and showman.
Vince was killed in a ship accident, and we still miss him today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Easy Meat

Lasseter's Den 1972

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Early R&B ALLSTARS

11 Pce Funk and Soul Band

Complete with "Sharkskin" Suits!
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