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Woody Russell

December 13, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
“I see in him this fierce desire to be original… and this guy’s music is very original.” Michael Martin Murphey

A guitar-centric singer-songwriter with an unapologetic art-rock ethos. Vivid lyricism delivered in a baritone compared to that of Bowie’s crooner-esque side intersecting with the emotive grit of Peter Gabriel or Van Morrison. And, though not intentionally retro-centric, an artisan distilling songcraft from the sophisticated warmth of 70’s era singer-songwriters while mining elements from the heady post-punk experimentation of the 80’s. Add then a masterful guitarist – one whom Blues Revue compared to the “fearlessness” of guitar legend, Jeff Beck – and you’ve got in front of you a captivating tunesmith by the name of Woody Russell. Even through live looping and his manipulation of the latest music making technology Russell’s music bears an organic patina of being lived in, experienced and restless, revealing “the sound of a musician who’s invested a lifetime in sharpening his playing.”

From his early career in Seattle during the Grunge explosion to now calling Austin his home, Woody Russell is a self-described “working class musician”, performing 200+ dates a year at all manner of venues and major stages such as the prestigious Newport Folk Festival. He’s been a prominently featured artist on the CW Network’s docu-reality show, “Troubadour, TX”, a Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster Artist and a 2019 Austin Music Awards Poll Top Ten Songwriter.

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December 13, 2022
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


The Saxon Pub 2022
1320 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704 United States