Jason Sebastian Russo

Born 16 August 1973.


Jason Sebastian Russo (born August 16, 1973 in Yonkers, New York) is a rock musician. He was a member of Mercury Rev from 1994 to 2001, and rejoined in 2011 for the Don't Look Back concert series Deserter's Songs reunion tour. He founded the psychedelic rock band Hopewell in high school. Hopewell has since been constantly recording and touring. They released their fifth full-length album "Good Good Desperation" on Tee Pee Records in 2009. He is also leader of the band Common Prayer.

Common Prayer's debut record 'There Is A Mountain' was released in the UK by Big Potato Records, a label founded in part by Neil Halstead. It was recorded on the site of the Truck Festival in Steventon, Oxfordshire, by Joe and Robin Bennett of Goldrush. Other players include Russo's brother, Justin Russo.

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