Russ Gautier of the billylove express bio

RUSS GAUTHIER has been a recording and performing artist for over 40 years. His musical styles are as diverse as his use of multiple instruments, including violin, mandolin, banjo, guitar, dobro, lap steel dulcimer and percussion. While working with the renowned Middle Eastern group, Light Rain, he wrote a piece of music that was choreographed by the Joffrey Ballet and also used in the Robert Altman film,

“The Company”. Russ joined the New Riders of the Purple Sage in 1982 and toured extensively with them for over 15 years. He also engineered and produced several albums with the New Riders. Russ has performed on stage with artists such as Mark O'Conner, Delbert



McLinton, Doug Kershaw, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jorma Kaukonen and Rick Danko to name just a few. He is still very active with recording and performing and recently released his third solo album, “Fortress of Solitude”. In addition to his recording and performing efforts with the Billylove Express, Russ is also a member of California Zephyr and recently joined an excellent Petaluma based band, D'Bunchovus that he can be seen performing with locally.  Listen for Russ’s great mandolin, dobro and guitar on the new Billylove Express album “Just Invoke the 33rd”