Friday,: Allison Russell


Friday July 28 @ 9:15pm

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About Allison Russell

Allison Russell is a poet, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist and co-founder of Our Native Daughters (with Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla and Amythyst Kiah) and Birds of Chicago (with JT Nero). She embarks upon her next chapter in The Returner, a body-shaking, mind-expanding, soulful expression of Black liberation, Black love, of Black self-respect. Written and co-produced by Allison along with dim star (her partner JT Nero and Drew Lindsay), The Returner was recorded over Solstice week in December 2022 at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, CA. It features Russell’s “Rainbow Coalition” band of all female musicians along with special guest appearances from the legendary Wendy & Lisa, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, and her previous album Outside Child received three Grammy Award nominations including Best Americana Album, Best American Roots Performance, and Best American Roots Song. Russell is the first-ever Black artist to win a Contemporary Roots Album of the Year in Juno (Canadian Grammy) history. Russell also won Album of the Year at the Americana Music Association Awards alongside her two other nominations that night for Song of the Year and Artist of the Year. Befittingly, the New York Times named Outside Child the #2 Best Album of 2021.