Oral History Information
Company NameAlesis LLC
Russell Palmer’s father was the first employee for Capital Records, working as a record salesman. As a result Russell grew up in a home full of the latest hit songs. Russell followed in his father’s footsteps to work in the record industry and later in the radio business before meeting Keith Barr and his wife. Together the three formed Alesis, which soon become a leader in innovative products in home and professional studio gear. Russell has been a strong supporter of the music products industry and served on the NAMM Board as well as supporting music education.