Russ Pettit comes from a rock n’ roll background. He has listened to the Rolling Stones and Chuck Berry, since birth. His first concerts were The Who and Led Zepplin in 1973 when he was 7. Those concerts made such an impression that he can still remember where he sat.
It was Randy Rhoads that finally motivated him to pick up the guitar in his sophomore year of high school. Black Sabbath introduced him to Ozzy Osbourne and “heavy metal”. He was hooked. The guitar became his favorite hobby.
When Russ was 20, he finally had the time to devote himself to guitar. His obsession was born. He started practicing up to 8 hours a day. A highlight of those days was studying with Joe Satriani.
His musical tastes have matured and broadened since his “heavy metal” days. He discovered Jeff Beck and spent hours analyzing the styles of Stevie Ray, Jimmy Page Robben Ford, Mike Stern and Steve Vai.
As a performer and a guitar instructor for over 15 years, he’s played and studied a variety of styles including Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Latin, Classical, and Folk. So when he writes music, he has a lot from which to draw. The focus of his music is melody. Russ feels that a strong melody gives a song longevity and helps it to transcend generations.
Russ Pettit’s CD, “The Endless Journey”, marks a break-through for him. It is a culmination of everything he’s learned. It is a tangible item that can take people on a journey out of the hustle of life and into the emotion and creativity of music.
Russ has organized a band to support “The Endless Journey” in 2007 and he will be hosting clinics for Hamer Guitars. Russ is also on the artist roster for Hamer Guitars and endorsed by Freda Guitar Cabs. He has been picked up by Pump Audio publishing, and his cd The Endless Journey is being played on various internet radio stations, www.K94rocks.com, www.metalexspressradio.com, www.perfectprog.com, and www.progulus.com as well. Check out his website at russpettit.com for updates on his future plans.
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