Ever since his days leading the Modern Hicks, local singer-songwriter Kevin Russell
has specialized in an easygoing brand of Western swing and country; his smooth baritone and slick guitar skills bring even the most ragged barn-burning songs back down to earth. With his recent project the Rhythm Rangers joining a résumé that includes Laughing Gravy, Under the Radar and his own solo career, Russell is certainly prolific. He outdoes himself this weekend by releasing two CDs at once: Pilgrim
and There Ain’t Nobody Home But Me
. The albums feature backing by the likes of Jim Hurst, Doug Adamz, Ted Dutcher, Layne Bowen and other Russell contemporaries, and many will be on hand to accompany Russell at the double-release show on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Sebastopol Community Center Annex. 425 Morris St., Sebastopol. 7:30pm. $15. 707.824.1858.