Vickie Russell, touring singer/songwriter based in New Paltz, NY, performs her stunningly original
heartfelt songs on keyboard and guitar. With influences from Bach and Chopin to Carol King, Elton
John and Sting, Russell will pull you into her world of love, laughter and hope. Joined by husband
David Michael Peters on guitar, bass and harmonies, this duo will keep you moved and mesmerized.
This award winning versatile artist keeps audiences enthralled whether she's taking things slow
on painfully honest pop ballads such as Walk Away and Welcome Home, wailing the blues on Manville,
or sharing a funny true life story through a country tune like Next.
Concertgoers have enjoyed her as a main act as well as when opening for
names like the 10,000 Maniacs, Donovan, Christine Lavin, Rick Danko, Leon
Russell, Richie Havens, Tuck and Patti, Cris Williamson, Full Frontal
Folk, David Wilcox, Jeffrey Gaines, Peter Mayer, Groovelily, John Flynn,
Chris Smither, Cheryl Wheeler, Lesley Gore and Jill Sobule. Playing
throughout the USA, Europe, Japan and in her native New York hotspots,
Vickie Russell is winning the hearts of audiences around the world.
Festivals and Conferences:
|2008 ||South Florida Folk Festival (FL)|
|2000—2011 ||Rosendale Street Festival (NY)|
|2002—2003 || Hudson Valley Music Festival (NY)|
|2004 || PA Singer/Songwriter Festival (PA)|
|2004 || Millennium Music Conference (PA)|
|2003 || Festival of the Arts at Mohonk (NY)|
|2000—2003 || Huguenot Street Apple Festival (NY)|
|2002 || Dewey Beach Music Festival (DE)|
|2002 || Oxygen Network Tank Tour (NY)|
|2001 || Woodstock Festival on Yasgar Farm (NY) |
|2001 || Kindertransport Conference (AZ)|
Other Previous Appearances
WDST (NY) WVKR (NY) WJFF (NY)
WFDU (NJ) WAMC (NY) WKZE (CT)
WPKN (CT) WFIT (FL) WGDR (VT)
WJUL (MA) WUSM (MS) WQRZ (MS)
WCVE (VA) WDET (MI) KASU (AR)
KBOO (OR) KFSK (AK) KDHX (IL)
KGLP (NM) KHNS (AK) KMBH (TX)
KPFT (TX) KSUT (CO) KTNA (AK)
KTUH (HI) KZMU (UT) KZSC (CA)
CZAP (CN) CLHN (CN) Music Sojourn Internet Radio
Town Hall Theater, Sidewalk Café, Bitter End, NYC
Mahaiwe Theater, Gt. Barrington, MA
Paramount Theater, Peekskill, NY
Towne Crier, Pawling, NY
The Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY
Ulster County Community College, NY
Howard Community College, MD:Panzer House concert,MD
Sydney's, Rehoboth Beach, DE: Cool Dog House concert, DE
Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair, NJ,: Coffee with a Conscience
Bardavon Theater, Poughkeepsie, NY
Bodles Opera House, Goshen, N.Y
Genghis Cohen, LA
Gerber's Café, Dom Cafe, Consortium, Germany
Osa Town Hall Theater, Osacho, Japan
ASCAP Popular Award-1995-2008
Billboard Song Contest, Honorable Mention-2002
Just Plain Folks Award voted 3rd Best Female
Singer/Songwriter album of the Year 2000
Artist-in-Residence Grant, Platte Clove, NY 2004
Lilith Fair Finalist-NY 1999
As Written — Dance of the Dolphin Records (full length)
Welcome Home — Dance of the Dolphin Records (full length)
Next — Dance of the Dolphin Records (Full length)
Follow the Rainbow — Xanthi Records (Compilation)
The Consortium Sampler — Hamburg, Germany (Compilation)
Winona Folk Acoustic Music Concerts — (Compilation)
Back Home 2 — New Orleans, LA (Compilation)
CD baby.com 800-448-6369,
"New Paltz singer-songwriter Vickie Russell offered a sparkling set culled
from her recent CD 'Welcome Home.' The moving 'Take Care Of You' was a
heartfelt story about opening for the late Rick Danko. Her hilarious
'Manville' brought down the house."
– David Malachowski, Albany Times Union.
"Finely crafted tunes and a relaxed, confident, big-voiced delivery"
– Paul Rapp, Metroland, Albany NY
"Thought provoking songwriting, delivered with passionate piano
playing and powerful vocals."
– New Paltz Times
"With her soaring soprano, passionate piano playing and insightful
lyrics, fans of Tori Amos should find Russell right up their alley.
But Russell is definitely her own woman, playing a classical-folk-rock
fusion that explores themes of love, hope and empowerment."
– Times Union, Albany NY
"Vickie sings songs from the heart as she accompanies herself with
beautiful arrangements full of arpeggios on the piano. A
globetrotting performer, she is loved for her silky voice and her
songs about human relationships."
– Woodstock Arts and Crafts Fair
"Her Americana-edged piano style is original and her writing and
performing strong. She also shows she is a capable guitarist and
writes equally well on piano and guitar."
– Just Plain Folks, Brian Austin Whitney
"Russell's voice is clear and strong, ranging from lilting to
passionate. Lyrics are evocative, personal, and often spiritual."
– Freeman, Kingston NY
"Pianist-singer Vickie Russell opened with one of the show's most
arresting sets. A tiny woman with a powerful voice, Russell sang
melodic pop that was crisp, structured and articulate. The rolling,
dramatic piano line of "Sunset in Aberdeen" was incredibly compelling,
and the sweetly unvarnished emotion of "Walk Away" showed off the
wisdom in Russell's approach of hitting the emotions in songs dead-on
instead of dancing around them. She was at once clever and ingenuous.
– "Metroland, Albany, NY/ Peter Hanson