Canadian singer-songwriter out of Toronto. All music on this website is from my own catalogue of original compositions. Enjoy your stay, and I hope you find something you like here.
As we go about our day-to-day lives, remember the Native Peoples of Canada as the original inhabitants of these lands.
Mike Russell began playing guitar in his early teens, mainly in response to the country and old-time rock music that permeated the working class neighbourhood in which he grew up. He currently lives in Toronto with his wife and Mr. Louie Whiskers, his four-legged furry consultant on artistic, existential and spiritual matters. He spends most his time creating original music, poetry, prose and visual art.
Mike’s music may be described as soul-driven Indie and diverse, with folk, country, jazz, and soft and hard rock roots.
Musical philosophy: I'm a fan of simplicity, and in my own music the general rule is - though of course not always - "less is more". It seems to me that music should not be made complex just for the sake of being complex - more tracks doesn't ensure a better piece of work. And one should not limit oneself to a single genre; if it touches you on some spiritual, emotional or intellectual level, it doesn’t matter who created it or when or where.
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