Russell Eponym @ Manda's Veranda
Russell Eponym (Russell Taylor Ashby), dubbed 'Music Whisperer' by his own fan club, is a British folk singer, born in England and resident in North Wales. He was one of the first live musicians in Second Life and has performed in most of the major venues. His unique sound is characterized by his meticulous finger picking style, his soft lulling voice and charming British stage presence. Russell also plays mandolin, banjo, dulcimer, Celtic harp and harmonica, though it is as a guitar player that he has become so well known and popular in Second Life. As a musician, Russell's major influences include Davy Graham, Bert Jansch, John Renbourne and Mark Knopfler. It is not surprising, therefore, that he is a versatile and accomplished guitarist.