Russ began his career with Legal Age with a jam that happened by accident. Little did he know that by striking a chord on a nearby guitar to show a part to Rick and Jim that Russ would strike a chord in his own heart for a love of the guitar and also Legal Age. Russ hasn’t put down the guitar and has been with the band ever since. Being a full-time gigging drummer and bass player for over twenty years, Russ finds a musical release in playing guitar. Although Russ enjoys many things about the band, it’s the friendships that he values most. “Being in this band with my good friends has reminded me what I loved about music in the first place” says Russ. “The other guys’ excitement and love for music is contagious and I’m glad that I have been able to find that excitement again.”