Russell Brown was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Russell has resided
somewhere in California for most of his life; early childhood to adolescence
in Vallejo, high school in San Bernardino, and most of his adult life
in Sacramento. Russell began playing drums at age nine, but soon switched
to trombone at age eleven, which he played throughout high school.
Russell started teaching himself how to play guitar at the age of fourteen,
inspired by the sound of the instrument. His continued pursuit as an
artist is and has been to play the music moving through him - mind,
body, and spirit.
Russell's musical influences are with and without form - everything
vibrates - from Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix, and Wes Montgomery to
the feeling of watching a newborn child breathe his first breath of
air. Russell has played with Top 40 bands, Gospel groups, Big Jazz
bands, and experimental music settings to name a few.
His aspiration is to not get in the way of the flow, to allow the music
to emanate from the soul - to observe. Russell grounds Diluvio! with
his calm quality and quick-witted, intelligent guitar playing. He is
the Zen of Diluvio!