Ed Russell has been a working guitarist in New York City since 1978. In 1980 he was awarded the position of lead guitarist for George Usher and the Decoys - one of the major rock bands of the era. While doing studio work he also played the iconic clubs of the time. This included CBGBs, Max's Kansas City, as well as the original Peppermint Lounge. In the nineties, he was a guitarist for major television shows that included the Sopranos, Six Foot Under, Nurse Jackie, and numerous HBO documentaries. The 2000's found him touring Europe extensively with "the Tony Bagwell" band in major concert venues. Ed is presently planning exciting new projects with his Cream tribute band "Ed Russell and Blue Condition". He performs regularly with "Ed Russell and friends" and continues to impress the greater New York audience.