In Fall of 2017 Rene made a life-changing decision to stop playing cover songs and start focusing on her original songs. To achieve her goal, she teamed up with Producer, Chris Blackwell, to create her new sound with a "power trio" focused on Rene's unique playing style. The result;
Rene Russell & The Bottom End. Chris also plays Drums in the trio, with Rob Nance on Bass.
Because of the "New Sound", they are currently re-working many of her past originals, and will be re-releasing many of those along with new singles and videos in the coming months.