Randy Russell

Randy Russell

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA

A performing songwriter with strong lyrics and swagger.


Randy Russell is a seasoned and prolific songwriter. He has a deep untapped well of off-beat, sometimes off color, but always heartfelt songs. Different, but with pop sensibilities.
Randy Russell has either headed his own band or been a driving force behind NashvilleÕs stalwart band, Ballhog!, for over 15 years in Music City. Playing every venue in town from the Exit/In to the Mercy Lounge to the Belcourt Theater. Ballhog! has shared bills with the likes of Steve Earle, Todd Snider, Driving and Crying, the Avett Brothers, Jim Lauderdale, etc... Russell has two solo cdÕs, Sad State of Affairs (1999) and Long Way from the Start (2004) to go along with Ballhog! self titled debut album (2006). Ballhog!Õs second album, II, is in the can and will be released early summer (2009).


Randy Russell - Sad State of Affairs 2000
Randy Russell - Long Way From The Start 2004
Ballhog! 2006
Ballhog? II Due out Jan. 2010

Set List

Nighttime AM
Given the Past
Sad State of Affairs
Holy Ghost
No Beer
Big Diesel
WhatÕs This (Biatch?)
Fear of the Fire
Up From The Bottom
Bottom of a Hole
Where I Went Wrong
As Your New Mayor
WalkinÕ Song
Sad State of Affairs
Cold Night
Cracked Up
Singapore (Tom Waits)
Me and My Monkey (The Beatles)
Standing in the Shower (Janes Addiction)
Takes a Lot to Laugh it takes a Train to Cry (Bob Dylan)
Harvest Moon (Neil Young)
Bring it with you when you come (Lovin' Spoonful)
Salty Dog (Bluegrass Standard)
Epistrophy (Thelonious Monk)
Pickin' White Gold (Waylon Jennings)