We caught up with Manitoba’s country-rock musician, Russell Lee for our newest segment of Five Questions With. Check out his video for “I Don’t Know Why” below and find out more about him via our interview.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hi Everyone. My name is Russell Lee, I am a singer/songwriter/musician and have been living in Manitoba for the past 10 years. Our band has released 4 successful CDs, with the latest one a few months ago. Our music genre is a little bit county, a little bit folk, and a little bit rock n roll.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Usually, I am strumming with my guitar with my “book” of ideas and just start playing and singing. Some days I come up with something and some days not so much. I would have to say that most of my songs are from my own experiences.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
We do have quite a few shows in the near future. Most notable are two shows at the Red River Ex in Winnipeg and also performing at Dauphin Countryfest. We do get a lot of great comments about our live performances. The guys in the band are fantastic musicians with great harmonies. You will see and hear a band that is “tight” and totally enjoy playing live performances.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Oh my, that is a tough question. I would have to pick the song “Picture” and a close second would be “I Don’t Know Why”
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/artists?
I may be dating myself a bit, however, I enjoy Trooper, BTO, Guess Who, Gordon Lightfoot, Bryan Adams, and Blue Rodeo. For current artists, I like Charlie Major, Shania Twain, Dean Brody, and High Valley.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.