After fleeing the confines from the North California guitar band, True Western upon its demise in 1985, Russ Tolman used the troubadour’s life, getting into a career like a singer-songwriter, frequently performing having a band. Loosely aligned with LA’s Paisley Underground picture, Tolman continuing to surround himself with a number of the music artists who were important throughout that period, specifically Steve Wynn, previously of the Desire Syndicate that has continued to be his friend and periodic collaborator. Upon relocating to LA within the middle-’80s, Tolman’s 1st solo documenting, Totem Poles and Glory Openings(1986, Restless) experienced him dabbling in comparable western motif landscape as his aged band (never to become puzzled with country-or using the twang of No Depressive disorder). He adopted with two even more “California” albums within the confessional singer-songwriter vein, Down in Earthquake City(Restless, 1987) and Goodbye Joe (Skyclad, 1988), before he retreated for any spell abroad. While living and touring throughout European countries, Tolman released Street Film (1992, New Rose) and Nice Place(Brilliant 1994) and discovered an enthusiastic viewers for his All-American audio one of the Europeans longer enamored from the intimate imagery of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Eventually, Tolman returned towards the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Bay Region for the documenting and discharge of City Lighting in 1997 (Blue Rose); New Quahdrophonic Highway implemented three years afterwards.