Rusty Willoughby (born June 30, 1966) is an active American musician born in Staten Island and currently living in Redmond, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. As of 2009[update], he has been vocalist, songwriter and guitarist or bass guitarist for several Seattle based bands: Pure Joy (1984-1989, 1997-2004),Flop (1990-1995), and Llama
(2005-2008). He also briefly played drums for the Fastbacks. He also played with Kurt Bloch of the Fastbacks, Jonathan Poneman (co-founder of the record label Sub Pop), and Scott Sutherland (of Seattle bands Model Rockets and Chemistry Set) in a Cheap Trick cover band called Sick Man of Europe, and appeared in the film Hype!, a documentary directed about the popularity of grunge rock.
In a 1999 review of Willoughby's self-titled solo album, Don Yates of KEXP-FM described his "Beatlesque songcraft" as "bring[ing] to mind the starker side of Elliott Smith."
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