Elijah Russ is a Multi-Instrumentalist/Songwriter from Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Hailing from a musically Diverse family, Elijah was exposed to many genres of music from an early age. His Experience organizing music festivals for non-profit, Walk the beat (operating out of third coast recording company), led him to be involved with many musical groups Including: Melophobix, Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys, Bluewater Kings BandThe Legal Immigrants, Harper & Midwest kind, etc.

Effectually, it has inspired him to infuse various styles in his compositions and performances. From Soul-Rock, Funk, and blues to country, reggae, and latin, Elijah Prides himself on his unique ability to translate these genres into his own language and musically connect with an array of audiences. 

After departing from a 9 month tour with Harper & Midwest Kind, Elijah has found himself in Grand Rapids where he has been steadily developing his craft, writing, Teaching, and performing. His first single, 'Mind your Business', WAs released on

September 24th, 2019. 

Elijah HAs shared stages with Performers like:

Andy Frasco & The U.N. 

JD Beck & Domi 

Elise Testone (Snarky Puppy)

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Keb' Mo'

Taj Mahal 

Eric Gales

The War and Treaty 

Desmond Jones


The Dirty Heads

... and more! 

Venues Performed At:



20 Monroe Live

Mammoth Lakes Blues Fest

Bradenton Blues Fest

The Legendary Knuckleheads Saloon

Camp Jam in the Pines

Tip Top Deluxe

And Many, Many More...

Elijah will be going into 2020 in Full Swing. He's been spending time in the studio finishing up his debut album, due November 2020. Stay Tuned!