Carson, Russ Posted on November 10, 2013January 18, 2015 by WR RUSS CARSON From Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Plays banjo. 2009-10, worked with Gold Heart. 2010, joined Audie Blaylock and Redline. 2011, released solo project Last Chance on Patuxent Records. 2014, joined Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. 2014, released Avenue of the Giants album (Patuxent).