You may think Russ Dawson likely spends his life on a distant, sun-soaked beach, or hanging with Patrick Swayze in Point Break, but he is surprisingly one of Edmonton's own. The curly haired guitar player and flip-flop enthusiast has been playing around town for the past few years, and is currently supporting his debut record My Autumn, which recently became available on itunes. We were able to steal Russ for a performance of his song 'Wasting Dimes' while he prepared to play Edmonton's Open Sky Music Festival. Russ played on the Sunday of a festival weekend plagued with rain, but just before he took the stage, he said the storm stopped and people could finally listen to some music in the sun. It's a far more conductive atmosphere for his music. Learn more about Russ, where to find his music, and his upcoming performances around Etown at Russdawsonmusic.com.
As always, thanks for tuning in! Starting next week we have videos from several international Open Sky artists who shared the stage and weekend with Russ Dawson and many others. See you next Thursday!