We first met Russ in his role of lead guitar/lead vocals for Ten Down, a hard rockin’ band from the St. Robert and Lake Ozark areas of Missouri. He has since started exploring a solo project he calls, aptly enough, The Russ Rodenizer Project. This is what Russ says about the project on Facebook:
“A life’s worth of music is in this mind of mine. So many songs, some recorded in full, and some just ideas recorded on the various cell phone’s I have had over the years. These songs along with the new material I create daily will be given Life through this page. I will be sharing some of the behind the scenes of how I take a song from the intial idea, through the demo recording, the listening/critique phase, and the final re-tracking to earn the song it’s right to be on the Full Length Album that this page will be instrumental in the creation of. I expect there will be a variety of song styles, or sub-genres that will ultimately find a home here, but do expect that the heavier side of my style will be a prominent feature. I want the world to feel what I felt when I created these songs, and hope that I can relay the emotion/mood within the music. I am excited…. I have put this off for far too long due to the responsibilities of life, my desire to be a provider for my family, and the instinct I have to be a hands on father. I want to make my family proud, and leave a mark on any that find my music worth a listen. I hope that I can earn some time with your ears.”
We look forward to talking with Russ about his project and bet he’ll probably fill us in on what Ten Down is up to these days, too.
If you’re in the K-KID 92.9fm listening area, tune us in and turn us on at 7pm Sunday, May 5th. If you’re outside the local listening area, catch the re-broadcast on Insane Realm Radio on Thursday, May 9th at the same time. Just click on the Tune-In icon at the top-right of the page. We’d also like to invite you to the Basement Tapes chatroom on Sunday night during the show. I’ll be there to field your questions for Russ and to chat with you about the music we’re playing. If you plan to join us on Insane Realm Radio, we’ll both be in the chatroom on the station’s site. We’re looking forward to “seeing” you on the radio!