Russell Watts & Atlantic Avenue Band



The Atlantic Avenue Band brings new life to classic rhythm, blues, soul, rock, and jazz music. Hailing from Fitchburg, Massachusetts, the band is fronted by the legendary (and “fabulous”) Russell Watts.

Russell Watts' path to Massachusetts was hardly straightforward; it began in a North Carolina Baptist church choir. In 1985, he moved up north to work at Digital Equipment Corp. in Andover. After being let go from Digital, he went on to work security. After that, he started performing karaoke at various locations across Massachusetts before switching to blues jams.

His sound represents a wide range of blues and non-blues genres, including disco, gospel, funk, soul, Motown, rock, rhythm and blues, and country blues.

CONCERT takes place in the 333-seat acoustically acclaimed Eppes Auditorium.