Rene is a 12-string guitarist, with a Southern-Folk-Rock percussive groove. A nice blend of Bonnie Raitt/Stevie Nicks and James Taylor/ Michael Hedges styles. She has been crafting her percussive, finger-picking style since she picked up the 12-string in 1972. She was never interested in playing a 6-string, only the 12-string guitar would do. As a Songwriter, she speaks to you of experience, both personal and Universal. Her songs deliver layers of life, internal moments of choice, change and hope.
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Demo 2 Covers Tracy Chapman, U2 and Stevie Nicks
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Rene Russell Inspires With “Freeverse”
Jim Dyer- Moultrie News 2/11/2015
Songwriting is a tricky business- and nobody knows it better than Rene Russell. After performing in the Low-country for more than two decades, Russell released her third album, Freeverse on Jan. 1. The work marks a critical turning point in Russell’s career and it’s worth giving a listen to.
Like so many songwriters, Rene’s career started out with the simple dream of playing music. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Rene realized she wanted to perform during her time at Columbia College. To make that dream a reality, she found herself living in Nashville for a summer after school.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/23/15
Rene Russell Offers Folk Rock With A Percussive Groove On Her Latest Album “Freeverse”
Having traveled the United States and being part of numerous city music scenes, Rene Russell’s music has elements of American roots genres spliced with a unique modern sound. During her travels, Russell built a wide resume that includes sharing the stage with legendary folk performers Indigo Girls, Michelle Malone, Top Chapin, and Danielle Howle. Released on New Year’s Day 2015, her latest album “Freeverse” is clearly designed with the express purpose of reaching music lovers of all genres on an emotional level.
"This is a bit out of the ordinary for us to do an entire show for a Sonic Bids winner, but I loved your music and your story. So enjoy and the show will stay on our website for one week until next weeks show, then go to our archive on PRX. Our affiliates will have the show soon, and so it will play there as well.
Talk to you soon!"
Rich Reardin -Executive Producer
In Search of a Song with Jason Wilber
August 21, 2015 http://www.insearchofasong.com