Singer-songwriter, producer, child actor. "Gene Eugene" Andrusco was born in Fort Francis, Ontario, Canada in 1961, and moved with his family to southern California at a young age. It was there that his acting career began, first playing a young "Darrin Stevens" on the TV show Bewitched. He went on to have parts in various TV shows and movies.
By 1982, Gene Eugene had started his musical career and in 1986 released his first album "In a New World of Time," with the band he fronted, Adam Again. Adam Again went on to record four more albums. During the 80s and 90s Gene owned and operated his own recording studio, the Green Room, where he engineered, mixed and produced hundreds of albums for countless artists including, the Aunt Bettys, The Choir, Daniel Amos, Michael Knott, The Waiting, Crystal Lewis, Jon Gibson, Plankeye, Starflyer 59, Over The Rhine, Dynamic Twins, SFC, Undercover, Cush, and Anointed among others.
In 1987 Gene Eugene along with Ojo Taylor and Barry Hill founded their own record label, Brainstorm Artists International, which was home to the 77's, Michael Knott, Undercover, Prayer Chain, and many other artists. In 1989 he recorded the album "Outdoor Elvis" with The Swirling Eddies where he used the name "Prickly Disco." In 1991, he and the frontmen of three other bands, Terry Taylor of Daniel Amos, Mike Roe of the 77's and Derri Daugherty of the Choir formed the alt-country supergroup The Lost Dogs, which recorded four albums with Gene. In 2000, Gene Euegene died in his sleep at the age of 39. Since his death, many of Gene's friends and colleagues have recorded their own tributes or dedicated albums to him. He is greatly missed by many friends and fans.
Originally Released: 2000
Ode To Gene's Butt
Something About What Happens When We Talk
Famous Blue Raincoat
The Prayer Chain
Jars of Clay
Frank Lenz's Gene-isms
Coming Back To You
Originally Released: 2014
Remembering Gene Eugene includes interview footage from members of his bands, Adam Again and The Lost Dogs, as well as many other musicians who were significantly influenced by Gene, either in-studio or on-stage. During Gene’s last days on earth he recorded three covers, “Something About What Happens When We Talk” and “Famous Blue Raincoat,” by Leonard Cohen, and “Coming Back To You” by Lucinda Williams. According to Gene’s dad, Gene L. Andrusco, “The three songs were recorded in the Green Room just before Gene’s untimely death in March, 2000. We decided not to edit the tapes in order to leave his interpretive feelings.” They are available for the first time on this digital-only album.