"A guitar-centric singer-songwriter with an unapologetic art-rock ethos."
"I see in him this fierce desire to be original... and this guy's music is very original."
- Michael Martin Murphey
From intimate House Concerts to the prestigious Newport Folk Festival, Woody Russell delivers world-class talent for your concert event.
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"The Van Morrison of his generation."
- B McIntrye, HoneyCreek House Concerts
2023 forthcoming release, Dark Hour Radio
2020 Release of "Still Wilson", a six single/video project
2019 Top 10 Austin Music Awards Poll - Songwriter Category
2017-20.. Swan Songs Artist and Spokesperson *read more about Swan Songs
2016-18 Named Texas Commission On The Arts Touring Roster Official Artist
2016 Finalist - USA Songwriting Competition
2016 Listening Room Festival Featured Artist
2016 Release, Carry It Up, with successful Pledge Music campaign
2015 Finalist - International Acoustic Music Awards
2014 Honorable Mention - International Songwriting Competition
2013 Recipient of the Bugle Boy “Founder’s Choice Talent Trust Award” (Kat Edmonson, 2011 / John Fullbright, 2012).
2013 Release, Delicious Days, and subsequent video with successful Kickstarter campaign
2012 Release, Big Sky
2012 Co-founder of BluzSkool, an interactive live program that encourages "Creative Courage" through musical improvisation with elementary aged children (booked at rural schools throughout Texas)
2011-12 Television: Prominently featured artist on the debut season (Sept ’11 – Sept ’12) of “Troubadour, TX”, a nationally syndicated docu-reality show that aired weekly on the CW Network in over 20 million homes
2010 Release, Up Against It, received substantial critical praise in national and international blues press (see press buzz below)
2005 Release, Salt, nominated for an IMA “Album Of The Year”
1996 - 2001 Debut and two subsequent albums
Continuous: Tours throughout North America at all manner of venues (clubs, house concerts, theaters) as well as major festivals (Newport Folk, NxNE, SxSW, Winterfolk, Folk Alliance, Kerrville, Sisters, Houston Int’l, Tall City Blues, & more)
Woody Russell works with Austin based organization, Swan Songs, to perform end of life concert requests. "These concerts are intimately powerful experiences as a performer; emotionally charged and deeply meaningful for the families, recipients and myself as an artist AND a human being. I have a great organization to thank for these opportunities, Swan Songs."