Including Redding, Anderson, Red Bluff, Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake, Shasta Dam,
Castella, Dunsmuir, Mt. Shasta, McCloud, Weed, Burney Falls, Shingletown, and Mt. Lassen
an experienced and highly regarded guitarist of Northern California, has
specialized in music for weddings and special events since 1986. Previously performing in the North San Francisco
Bay Area, primarily Sonoma and Marin Counties, James currently performs solo guitar
farther north in the Redding to Mount Shasta region. He is also a guitar teacher and is available as a session
guitarist for recording or performance.
James is an accomplished guitarist, composer, and arranger, and he is very
experienced in performing solo guitar to suit the individual tastes and needs of each bridal couple.
For weddings, dinner parties, and other special events, James plays classical, original pieces,
well known love songs, jazz standards, Brazilian, folk - fingerstyle, new age, and appropriate rock,
all creatively arranged for solo guitar.
James Russell's wedding and dinner party music reperatoire is very beautiful,
sensitive, polished, and heartfelt. He is known for his skill in arranging pieces for solo guitar
and for the depth of feeling expressed in his playing.
James performs for weddings and special events large and small,
indoors or outdoors. He has professional amplifiers and speakers to appropriately
enhance the sound so that there is an even guitar tapestry created filling the
area of the event. For small weddings and events which are located in areas of
no electricity, James uses a compact battery powered system to ensure all can hear the
From the most sophisticated of weddings, dinner parties, and other special occasions
to the more casual, James Russell's guitar music will add elegance and "class" and help create
a warm, uplifting, ambiance that relaxes, uplifts, and opens hearts.