I am Warren (“Chip”) Russell. I was born and raised in and around the city of Olean on New York state’s Southern Tier. Those Allegheny foothills are forever embedded in my soul. I joined the US Army in 1986 – right before my 21st birthday – and retired in 2009 after a 23-year career, most of that as a guitar player in various US Army bands in several different countries, sometimes under arms.

Original photo above by Larry Ferdinande Photography

My career as a military musician had its fill of ups and downs but I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. It provided me with a wealth of musical experience and wide circle of supportive friends plus my subsequent retirement affords me the opportunity to pursue the production of my own music from a position of relative financial security and more or less free from any constraints beyond my own judgment.

The picture below was taken in Iraq in 2003

I am wholly content with where my life seems to be heading. I am very happily married to Renée, a wonderfully engaging, highly intelligent, and undeniably beautiful woman. She and I currently make our home in Yorktown, Virginia. I have three very bright and talented children from a previous marriage, grown now and moved away, and four awesome grandchildren thus far.

As I’ve written elsewhere, to quote myself, “Although I am deeply involved in every facet of all things Quicksilver Night at every step of the way the simple truth remains that I cannot – and do not – do this alone; I depend heavily upon the support of my song-specific collaborators and tech-savvy friends in order to bring this music into existence. I am immensely grateful for their support.” One of those “tech-savvy” friends to which I refer is my very good friend Alex O’Loughlin, pictured below.

Alex is involved with every Quicksilver Night Productions project in some capacity, usually playing a major role. I would be remiss not to mention him here.

Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, Alex O’Loughlin studied music at Old Dominion University. Alex is a freelance audio editor and recording engineer who collaborates with musicians in and around his current home in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as continuing to work with those from Norfolk and rest of the surrounding Hampton Roads area.