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Kansas City, Kansas, United States | SELF

Kansas City, Kansas, United States | SELF
Band Jazz Alternative


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"Kansas City Guitarist"

"Taste matters as much as skill, and guitarist Brian Ruskin possesses plenty of both. Be it jazz, blues, pop or rock, Ruskin is a formidable talent who always delivers the goods."
Russ Simmons
Fox 4
Sun Publications
KKFI-FM - Sun Publications

"John Winfield"

Hey Brian! I'm glad I found you on MySpace. I had a chance to see you when you opened for Eric Johnson at the Grand Emporium a while back, I was completely floored! I hope to hear more from you. - My Space Comments

"Chicken Roll"

Hey ! the chicKen ROLL is really happy to be one of your friend ;)
Really great solo on New Laces ! - My Space Comments


Good stuff bro ..Im diggin your arrangements and chord groupings...tasty...your influences are well blended into your own groove thing . - My Space Comments

"Jerry Stewart"

WOW! Brian, the jam at The Drop last night was absolutely AWESOME! - My Space Comments

"Mr. Bone"

Great show last night! I'm looking forward to seeing more. - My Space Comments

"Kirk Merrit"

hey Brian,
thanks for the add. Brian is one of the best guitar players in KC. It's been a pleasure playing with you bro, on top of that Brian feels every note he plays, and I dig that about him. God bless all your efforts bro!!! - My Space Comments

"Mo Paul"

Brian Ruskin is the midwest's most innovative guitarist on the scene. - Lee's Summit Parks & Recreation


Still working on that hot first release.



Ruskinquartet started out as sidemen playing for numerous bands around Kansas City. There was an undeniable chemistry between the musicians. Starting this journey as a three piece with Brian Ruskin on Guitar and Vocals, Jeramy Johnston on Bass, and Bree Plaster on Drums, they worked out the foundation of the group before adding Caleb Aldrich on Tenor Sax.
Some of Ruskinquartet's influences are: The Bad Plus, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash, Frank Zappa, The Beatles, John Coltrane,Pat Metheny, Funk, Blues, Experimental, Rock&Roll,Gospel, and many great players that we've been able to work with.