Billy Ray Russell

"As Told from The Seattle Times Newspaper"

Billy Ray Russell was born in the coal mines of Virginia.
He Came into the world with a pick in one hand and a guitar in the other.
With both of his parents working in the coal mines
12 to 14 hours a day. Billy spent the earliest years of his life often nestled in his grandmother's lap. She would tell him of the riches of his poverty stricken heritage, the traditions and stories of a people as old as the hills themselves. His family eventually packed up and moved out of the Appalachian Mountians in search of a more prosperous life.
Their journey ended in the Pacific Northwest.

Photo by Lee's Photo

Billy Ray is a rare breed of the human species, not
often found these days. The man is as unique and interesting
as his music. It has been my pleasure to introduce him to you,
chances are, you will never meet another man like him.

C M C - Seattle Times.

The Band : from left to right.

Richard Beard, Larry Broad, Billy Russell, Blacky Thompson, Jack Fulton









Larry Broad Plays The Guitar, Fiddle and Mandolin- vocals

Larry Has been with the band for 15 years

Jack Fulton Plays bass Guitar -vocals

He has been with the band for 10 years

Blacky Thompson Steel Guitar and Dobro-vocals

Blacky has been with the band 25 years


All of these men are outstanding Musicians and its been great playing with these guys





Booking/Sales information:

We have a fully Equipped,  Covered Wagon Stage complete with sound system and can
Perform almost anywhere.  Birthdays,  bar mitzvahs, graduations, weddings , bachelor  parties,
Virtually any event- have stage will travel !  Summer is coming ,   book us for your event  today!
You can catch the band live At both the Pierce County  Fair  as well as the Puyallup Fair (The Blue Stage).
Come on out and do the Puyallup with us this year.


For those wishing to book the band for an event or Purchase Albums you may contact Billy Ray Russell at:

                                                           Billy Ray Russell
                                                      Phone:  206-890-4575 (cell)
                                Email :   radio@therightcountry.com

Current Available Albums : All Albums Are $ 10.00 each (USD)

Po Mans Album - 2000
            Sweet Love Ain’t Around
            Before I Meet You
            Long Black Vail
            Bounty Hunter
            That’s Alright Mama
            Poor Side Of Town
            Old Bill Russell
            Striped Pants
            Gandy Dancers
            Cowboy Singer
            Midnight-Til Dawn
            Dance With The Devil

High Lonesome – 2005
            Frisco Depot
            Old Shep
            Old Smokey
            Lazy Day
            Lonesome I Coud Cry
            Careless Love
            Sunday Sidewalks
            Closer Walk With Thee

Songs From The South – Early 2007
            Crying In The Rain
            Takes Worried Man
            You Are My Sunshine
            Since I Met You Baby
            Circle Unbroken
            Red River Valley
            Don’t Fence Me In
            Long Black Veil
            That’s Alright Mama
            Peace In The Valley

Blue Album (Waylons Last Ride) – Mid 2007
            Coal Train Express
            Bad News
            Mama Don’t Low
            Midnight Till Dawn
            Folsum Prison
            Waylons Last Ride
            Cowboy Singer
            Strangest Dream
            Amazing Grace

High Lonesome #2 – Late 2007
            Can’t You See
            Your Cheating Heart
            Tennessee Waltz
            Blue Suede Shoes
            Down In The Valley
            Long Haired Country Boy
            Blues Stay Away From Me
            Play House With You
            Endless Sleep