James Eugene Russell and His Better Half

Opening Act: Friday, August 5

James Eugene Russell and His Better Half
For most of his twenties, Minnesota musician James Eugene Russell spent his days zigzagging the country in a van playing in various punk bands, namely Cadillac Blindside, The Book of Dead Names, and The Cardinal Sin. His first release as a solo artist, “As/Is” showcases a collection of four songs that suggest he has a much clearer head and a lot to get off his chest. They are four of the many songs that James picked and penned out while on the couch during the past ten years, and having no idea on how they would ever come to fruition. This past decade’s struggles have shaped James into the introspective and mature singer/songwriter that he is today, making songs that shine stripped down solo, as well as with a band. Drawing from the venerable classic country music genre as well as his own punk rock narrative, James Eugene Russell melds all of his life experience into a sound that he describes as “country midwestern.” “As/Is” is a truthful, gut-wrenching journey through his last decade of change. jameseugenerussell.com
James Eugene Russell and His Better Half will be opening for Chapel Hart on Friday, August 5th.
Schedule of the night includes:
  • 6:30pm Lawn Opens (food/drink vendors open)
  • 7:00pm Music Starts
    • Opener: James Eugene Russell and His Better Half
    • Headliner: BONNE
Featured food trucks: The Leaf Grill & Wokery, Backyard BBQ, Rudy’s Taco Bus, and Stensland Family Farms