Russell McLaughlin

Russell McLaughlin


Russell McLaughlin is a singer-songwriter who attempts to redefine the idea of a one-man-band, with his acoustic guitar, an array of effects pedals, and two quick feet. Native of Atlanta, Russ may be found playing with a group, but performs mostly solo, creating an eclectic one-man ensemble.


More than just a guy with a guitar..

Russ has been a percussionist for over a decade. In 2001, he became fascinated with the guitar and began to incorporate his love for intricate rhythm patterns with the knowledge of basic chord progressions he'd picked up from various texts. With the incorporation of effects pedals, and development in guitar playing and songwriting matched with an education from Berklee College of Music, he took his creativity to a new level.

Influences range from Dave Matthews and 311, to Ryan Adams and Miles Davis...


Like a Lifetime

Written By: Russell McLaughlin

It feels like a lifetime
since you and I went our own way.

Trapped in the Limelight,
returning, with nothing to say.

The light on the carpet,
dispelled, it's the look on her face.

I just wanna see her again...

The view of the city
from her window looks out of place.

Telling me softly,
a feeling that won't go away.

Her voice like an angel,
the changing, now it's okay.

Tell me it's all in my head -
I need to know.

Tell me it's all in my head -
I wanna know.

I keep forgetting
that everything falls into place.

The smell of her laughter,
the sound of her hair in my face.

Feelings emerging,
containing 'em makes me insane.

I just wanna see her again...


Demotastic (EP/demo) - 2006

Demoitis (EP/demo) - 2005

Russery (EP/demo) - 2004
- The track 'Juntamos' is featured on NPR!

"In Russ We Trust" (EP/demo) - 2004
- The track 'Rainbow' is featured on the 2005 KAM Compilation CD!

Rainbow (demo) - 2003

Demo (demo) - 2003

Streaming and Downloadable MP3 samples are available at

Set List

Sets range from 45 minutes to 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Based around original material - cover songs often incorporated.

Original Material:

All Tonight
By Myself
Good Enough
Like a Lifetime
My Mistake
Such a Shame
Sweet Mystery

Covers (some):

311 – Use of Time
Alanis Morisette – Head Over Feet
Allman Brothers – Melissa
Beatles – Across the Universe
Beatles – In My Life
Beatles – I’ve Just Seen a Face
Bob Marley – Redemption Song
Bob Marley – Stir it Up
Bob Marley – Waiting in Vain
Chumbawumba - Tubthumper
Damien Rice – The Blower’s Daughter
David Gray – Babylon
David Gray – Say Hello Wave Goodbye
David Gray – This Year’s Love
Dave Matthews – Lover Lay Down
Dave Matthews – Typical Situation
Deftones – Be Quiet and Drive
Deep Blue Something – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Garth Brooks – Ain’t Going Down
Grateful Dead – Scarlet Begonias
Howie Day