Russ Kapp's musical career began at the impressionable age of three in church, where he was often encouraged to sing while standing on the front row pew between his parents. He began piano lessons at six with a private teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma. By the age of ten he could be heard blasting out John Philip Sousa marches on his trombone while others his age were outside playing ball or listening to Elvis. In 1965 Russ 'discovered' the magic of storytelling through song and acoustic guitar and it's role in folk music. He has since become an accomplished finger-style folk guitarist and, more recently, a self-taught student on piano-style accordion, performing traditional and contemporary folk/ethnic music ( yes....even polkas! ). Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Russ Kapp in this, his debut solo album presents an innovative blend of traditional celtic ballads and dance tunes, contemporary acoustic folk and jazz, and elements of world music. A local reviewer says,' You're sure to enjoy the lively melodic tunes from Russ Kapp. His classic ballads and jigs are sure to keep your toes tapping and your Irish eyes smiling.' 'There are many American artists doing music inspired by traditional British Isles folk bands and soloists, but few infuse the music with their own vision as well as does the California based Russ Kapp. This rich baritone treats the traditional acoustic with a genre-jumping electric edge. Look no further for a storytelling magacian of musical shape-shifting.' -Dirty Linen Folk and World Music. As a singer-songwriter Russ Kapp has placed in the 1997 and 1998 Winfield, Kansas Walnut Valley Festival Song Showcase top ten. With Russ's guitars, voice box and squeeze box in hand and the collaboration of celtic flute and pennywhistle player, Jamie Fouche-Schack, and the fiddles of Greg Allen and Steve Mason 'Perennial Waltz' takes you on a magic carpet ride that weaves it's way through a mythosphere.