Luther Russell (born November 30, 1970) is an American musician who has been recording since 1991, initially as lead singer/songwriter of the band, The Freewheelers, who made two albums for DGC and American, respectively.
He then went solo, starting with "Lowdown World" (1997), "Down At Kit's" (1999), and "Spare Change" (2001), all recorded while living in Portland, Oregon. It was also in the great northwest that Luther produced many independent records by such acclaimed artists as Richmond Fontaine and Fernando. Since relocating back to his hometown of Los Angeles in, he released his fourth solo record entitled "Repair", which was produced by Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon, Jayhawks, Ryan Adams). Luther and Ethan also co-produced the debut album of singer Sarabeth Tucek. He has also worked with The Relationship featuring Brian Bell of Weezer , co-producing their albums and latest single. After producing a string of albums and singles between 2007 to 2010 by artists such as Noah And The Whale, Folks, Horse Stories and many more, Luther released the critically acclaimed double-album, "The Invisible Audience" (2011). Luther has gone on to form Those Pretty Wrongs with Jody Stephens of legendary group Big Star. Their debut 7" was released in 2015 on Burger Records. Their debut LP released May 13, 2016 on the Ardent Music label. He is currently working on a new solo record to be released in the near future.
^ abLowdown World, No Depression ("Though still in his 20s, Luther Russell has already packed nearly a lifetime into his career in music. He absorbed a lot playing in bands in Los Angeles since early adolescence, signing with ...")