Having cut his teeth releasing five albums with the Albuquerque, NM Americana band, The Porter Draw,a band he continues to write and play with regularly, Russell James Pyle now adds “solo artist” to his resume. His songs tell stories of American life and the struggle that people go through to survive in this epoch. , Russell
Inspired by struggle and triumph, the natural world, and spoken with a sincerity that touches deep, Russell James Pyle’s songwritingand delivered with his trademark vibrato rasp “has it’s fingers placed firmly on the pulse of American life,” (New Mexico Americana Music Society). Influenced as much by Bruce Springsteen as red dirt country, Russell’s music blends heart and hand as he spins tales of experience and honest introspection. His performances, whether solo or with his backup band, Dry Heat, are passionate, energetic, and delivered in his trademark vibrato rasp.
Russell James Pyle has shared the stage with Heartless Bastards, Reverend Horton Heat, Greensky Bluegrass, Cross-Canadian Ragweed and others.
“Russell has this really special quality. Kind of like a young Willie Nelson. Russell’s music will give you that deep breath that leads to a calming sigh, and you settle comfortabley into the peace his songwriting creates.”
-ABQ Underground Zine
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