Roots-pop: an eclectic mix of roots-rock, power-pop, country, and Americana…
A sound that’s been described as “Country roots-pop with the genius songwriting of 60′s & 70′s power-pop. A curious mix of Mavericks, Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and Beatles” (CDBaby).
Picture ELO gone Americana, and you’ll get the idea. When Craig Evans and Brad Tucker started singing together in the early 1980′s, neither could have guessed how long that partnership would last. With 7 CDs of music out – the most recent a Halloween project titled “DON’T SCREAM!” (Oct 2015), they continue to mine their collective experience to craft songs with unforgettable hooks and pop melodies, and to add classic tunes to their repertoire that reflect a wide range of interests and influences. Layers of acoustic and electric guitars mix with 3 and 4 part harmonies to give each song its own personality while the lead vocals and songwriting pull it all together into a very satisfying whole.
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Russ Varnell was born and raised all his life in Black Creek NC. Russ says ” My parents raised me up listening to 100% hardcore traditional country music.” Russ says he grew up watching “HEE HAW”, “Porter Wagoner Show” on TV and listening to the Grand Ole Opry on the radio with his parents whenever they could get it to come in clear enough on their old home clock radio.
Russ makes several trips a year to Nashville Tenn. to perform Various Shows & Events. He has appeared as a Guest on the RFD TV Network Shows “Larry’s Country Diner” & “The Shotgun Red TV Show” as well as Performed at CMA Fest several times & also The World Famous Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree Show & performed showcases & at various Nashville Clubs such as Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Legends Corner, Roberts Western World, The Stage, The Nashville Palace, Layla’s and many more in Nashville Tennessee.
Russ formed His Band “ Russ Varnell & His Too Country Band” in 2003. They have played just about everywhere possible except for the Grand Ole Opry which without a doubt is Russ life dream and Life’s Goal.
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Will Call tickets may be picked up at the box office beginning one hour prior to the concert.