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What are you up to?

It's busy!


-in studio with Jann Arden, Kyle McKearney, Static Shift, Taylor Lang, Betaboys

-Country Music Alberta Awards 2024 Album of the Year winner for Kyle McKearney "A Traveller's Lament"

-Josh Groban "Closer" 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, featuring myself on guitar "Mi Morena"

-new music releases from Kue Varo "Cowboy Witchcraft", which has hit #1 on CKUA, Anna Melva "Met Myself"

-new music coming from Kyle McKearney, The Static Shift

-premiere"of How We Ended Us", feature film that I scored with my longtime pal Mike Shields

-Kyle McKearney "A Traveler's Lament" wins "Alternative Country Album of the Year" 2023 CCMA Awards

-nomination for "Producer of the Year" 2023 CCMA Awards

-wrap of score mix for "Sonic the Hedgehog" Seasons 1+2 for Netflix

-wrap of score mix for "Fireman Sam" Season 15 for BBC

-Knee deep in a new record with Jann Arden

-Kue Varo "Cowboy Witchcraft" released

-Art Bergmann "ShadowWalk"released for Weewerk Records

-thrilled to announce the Jann Arden's "Descendant" has received a JUNO nomination for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year

-produced  and mixed "The Truth Don't Lie" for season 16 of CBC's "Heartland", working with the cast was amazing, and The Lovebullies did a great job too!

-wrote, produced and arranged a ton of music for JANN "Alone For The Holidays" for CTV/Roku

- new songs coming down the wires from AEM, Simon Clow (AKA Kadooh), Static Shift, Dungarees, Sam Coulson, Maddie Lee, Rich Ragany,  

Chixdiggit!, Jann Arden, Ricky Diamonds, Kue Varo, Carolina East, JJ Voss

-produced 3 acoustic tracks for the 25th anniversary release of Jann Arden's "Happy" album

-Kyle McKearney/Don Amero duet "Let 'Em Lie" is out now, as well as Kyle's newest single "Grandfather" that we recorded out at The Warehouse in Vancouver

-Working on new music for Chixdiggit!, Carolina East, Matty K, Art Bergmann, AEM, Kue Varo

-mixing score for Fireman Sam and Sonic The Hedgehog

-Jann Arden "Descendant" is out now on Universal Music. Russell and Jann co-wrote 5 songs on the album, produced 10 tracks together, and had the amazing Bob Rock mix everything.

-Produced and mixed a cover of "Hunger Strike" for my friends Kyle McKearney and Jason McCoy as a fundraiser for Canada Food Banks

-wrapped up mixes for the Bend Sinister Christmas album "A Very Sinister Christmas"

-played guitars on the new live Jann Arden release "Jann Arden On Stage"

-added some guitars to the new Conjure One(Rhys Fulber) track "Animals-Stripped"

-wrapping up production and overdubs on a new album with Sonia Deleo

-Knee deep in scoring season 3 of JANN for CTV/Hulu

-Mixing score for my uber talented pal Mike Shields for new seasons of Tribal (APTN), Polly Pocket (Mattel) and Fireman Sam (BBC)

-produced a song for the series Joe Pickett (Paramount Pictures), featuring actor David Alan Grier on vocals.

-working on edits for a vinyl release of Art Bergmann's "Late Stage Empire Dementia"(Weewerk Records)

-produced and mixed Jann Arden performing the Paul McCartney track "Lavatory Lil', as part of the release of Paul McCartney's latest album.

-recording guitars for the upcoming album by Martin Page, most well known for writing the hits "King of Wishful Thinking" (Go West), "We Built This City" (Starship) and "Fallen Angel"(Robbie Robertson). I had the privilege of playing on Martin's previous record "In The Temple Of The Muse"

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