Russ Carson leaving Audie Blaylock

Russ CarsonBanjo picker Russ Carson has announced that he will be leaving Audie Blaylock & Redline at the end of this month. He had been with the band for just over three years and was featured on their Hard Country and  I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky CDs.

But he won’t be leaving the music business altogether, as he told us this morning. 

“The time was right for my departure, and I wish Audie the very best as a colleague in music and as my good friend. The wheels are in motion for a release date early next year for my new project, Avenue of The Giants, and I’m incredibly excited about it!

As for the future I am going to start an internship with my father Glenn Carson to become a master craftsman and engraver, in addition to following my passion as a photographer. I’m about to launch a web site that will offer my music, photography services and prints for sale. During this time I will continue to play music and am currently looking for another band to fill in/join.”

We’ll be sure to share more news about the new CD as information is available.

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