J. Russ Willoughby

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About J. Russ Willoughby

In the artist’s words: Describe one of your earliest musical memories in detail. One of my earliest musical memories is finding an album by the 1910 Fruitgum Company in the house (I have no idea where it came from). I instantly fell in love with it. Then it was The Monkees, and so on... What are your top 3 all-time favorite albums on Apple Music, and why? Why did you choose these three albums in particular? Gin Blossoms, Congratulations I'm Sorry The Mavericks, Music for All Occasions Thin Lizzy, Live and Dangerous Gin Blossoms are masters of melody, which is what I'm all about. Live and Dangerous has incredible guitar work, and Phil Lynott was just a badass. As for The Mavericks, it's tough to not feel good while you're listening to them. Find a song of yours on Apple Music that you love and tell us what makes it special. Tell us why you chose this song. “Time for You to Leave” It basically sums up the way I feel about Donald Trump. Enough said. What’s one of the most memorable moments in your career so far? Playing to a sold out crowd at the album release concert for my 80 metal band, THRUSTER. Is there anything left on your bucket list as an artist or band? My bucket is never full, so I want to continue making music.


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