Troy Russell : Associate Artist
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Troy John Russell is of the Biripai people of the Greater Manning area near Taree, and the Gamillaroi people of the North West Slopes and Plains.
Troy's journey with music began at 11, when a neighbour offered to teach him the fundamentals of music, and Troy flourished. He found an old photograph of his father playing a banjo and learned that his family from Taree was a musical family - a great revelation that has been inspiring him for the last 40 years.
After an injury whilst working for Telecom, Troy found himself attending a TAFE college called Eora, where he also made a good friend in Christopher Sainsbury who taught Troy more about music than anyone. Troy has written some good pieces which have impressed a few people and hopes to write more.
Troy Russell — current to August 2019