Allison Russell

My first visit to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (a.k.a. "Jazzfest") was sort of a happy accident. In 1988, I was a young 20-something Grateful Dead tourhead, and I heard rumors that Little Feat was going to play their first show since the death of Lowell George a decade earlier. The allure was heightened by the fact that the reformed band would play on a riverboat floating on the Mississippi in New Orleans.

For more than four decades the songwriter, New York Times best-selling author (The Wind Done Gone), and acclaimed educator Alice Randall has been one of the few Black female writers on Nashville’s Music Row, and the first to pen a #1 hit (Trisha Yearwood’s  "XXXs and OOOs"). And while she has seen her songs recorded by multiple generations of country artists - from Glen Campbell and Mo Bandy, to Marie Osmond and Yearwood - none of those artists looked like her. Until now.

Allison Russell | The Returner | Boulder Theater | 11/15/23
Allison Russell | Eve Was Black | Boulder Theater | 11/15/23

In an unforeseen rendezvous of legends, the inimitable Bob Dylan ambushed the atmosphere at this year’s Farm Aid, held at the pulsating Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, on a Saturday night that now glimmers as a golden note in music's ever-evolving tapestry.

The critically acclaimed Allison Russell is taking her 4x GRAMMY-nominated talent on the road for a major U.S. headlining tour. This includes a special performance at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO on November 15th. Tickets for all dates are on sale from Friday, August 11th at 10AM local time.

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Today, Peter One, a 67 year old country-folk musician originally from Cote d’Ivoire now living in Nashville as a US citizen, announces his major label debut solo album Come Back To Me, set for release May 5, on Verve Records. His debut single “Birds Go Die Out Of Sight (Don’t Go Home)” featuring Allison Russell and telling the complex story of yearning to return home as an immigrant, is out today.

The 18nd Annual Music Of fundraising performance, produced by Michael Dorf Presents, will spotlight the work of Paul McCartney and take place March 15, 2023 at one of the world’s most venerated venues, Carnegie Hall. McCartney’s music has been bringing people together for decades as a member of the Beatles, Wings,  and an acclaimed solo artist.

Last night, Aoife O'Donovan —who is nominated for 3 GRAMMYs this year for her album Age Of Apathy —was joined by Allison Russell for a performance of their song "Prodigal Daughter" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. It's a stunning performance of a track nominated for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song, watch it here.

Orange Blossom Revue has announced the daily lineups for its eighth annual event taking place Friday and Saturday, December 2-3, 2022 at Lake Wailes Park in central Florida. Host band The Wood Brothers have hand-selected country mainstay Margo Price to lead Friday’s lineup alongside soulful troubadour Langhorne Slim, enchanting retro-pop sensation Neal Francis, and breakout star Katie Pruitt. On Saturday, The Wood Brothers will be joined by Allison Russell, John R.

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