Classic ax man with daring spirit pays homage to Eric Clapton’s legendary songbook. In a very special celebration of the songbook of Eric Clapton, from Cream to Unplugged, Kevin Russell will bring a lifetime of classic rock energy and excitement to the Fenix stage. Whether playing passionate electric tunes or rousing acoustic ballads, Russell is a true “ax man” with a daring spirit, a provocative guitar player and singer whose unique blend of rock, blues, and soul is sure to impress.
Born and raised in the Motor City, Russell formed the now-classic rock band 707, who would go on to score a couple rock-radio hits, "I Could Be Good for You" and "Megaforce", and toured arenas throughout the ’80s. Later that decade, Russell joined forces with Billy Kreutzman and Brent Mydland (of the Grateful Dead) to form Kokomo, and played sold out shows across the U.S. Russell has been in bands with members of the Stray Cats and KISS, and has shared the stage with legends like Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr, Bruce "The Boss", Jackson Brown, Jon Bon Jovi, and Ritchie Sambora, among others. Russell has also performed on many movie and television soundtracks, and from 2007-2009, he completed over 600 shows with the Jersey Boys musical.