HOME | "A bold alchemist: guitar-centric and jazz-adjacent with an unapologetic indie ethos."
“ Marrying a friendly pop sheen with challenging arrangements and an intelligent lyrical message distinguishes Russell’s work from a bevy of lesser talents on the scene. You will get more out of these three songs than you will out of many much longer releases. Russell has the necessary skill to pack a multitude of ideas into a single track without the performance ever coming across as forced or cluttered. It is a wonderful EP release that has something to offer every listener and calls on you to revisit the songs more than once. Its riches run deep and show a musical artist and songwriter who has a lot to say. Woody Russell’s This is Son Solitaire proves that he deserves our full attention. ” - Garth Thomas
“Woody Russell’s This is Son Solitaire opens the latest chapter in one of the indie music world’s most formidably gifted artists that newcomers and long-time fans alike will enjoy and embrace.” - Heather Savage
“This is Son Solitaire shows a musical artist arguably working at the peak of his powers, but it’s far from the final word. There are greater triumphs ahead for this unique talent. First-time listeners to Russell’s gifts will surely return for more and he’ll be happy to oblige. Listeners such as myself will be happy to continue listening.” - Claire Uebelacker