Vickie Russell, touring singer/songwriter based in New Paltz, NY, performs her stunningly original heartfelt songs on keyboard and guitar. With musical influences from Chopin to Carol King to Sting, Russell will pull you into her world of love, laughter and hope. This award winning versatile artist keeps audiences enthralled whether she's taking things slow on painfully honest pop ballads such as All the Time, wailing the blues on Manville, or sharing a funny true life story through a country tune like Next. Concertgoers have enjoyed her as a main act as well as when opening for the likes of 10,000 Maniacs, Donovan, Rick Danko, Leon Russell, Richie Havens, Tuck and Patti, and Cheryl Wheeler. Playing throughout the USA, Europe, Japan, Vickie Russell is winning the hearts of audiences around the world.

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Vickie has just finished her 3rd CD entitled "Next". It is getting rave reviews.

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“Thought provoking songwriting, delivered with passionate piano playing and powerful vocals.” New Paltz Times,
“With her soaring soprano, passionate piano playing and insightful lyrics, fans of Tori Amos should find Russell right up their alley. But Russell is definitely her own woman, playing a classical-folk-rock fusion that explores themes of love, hope and empowerment.” Times Union, Albany NY
“Vickie sings songs from the heart as she accompanies herself with beautiful arrangements full of arpeggios on the piano. A globetrotting performer, she is loved for her silky voice and her songs about human relationships.” Woodstock Arts and Crafts Fair
“Her Americana-edged piano style is original and her writing and performing strong. She also shows she is a capable guitarist and writes equally well on piano and guitar.“ Just Plain Folks, Brian Austin Whitney
“Russell’s voice is clear and strong, ranging from lilting to passionate. Lyrics are evocative, personal, and often spiritual.”

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Carol King, Sarah McLaughlin, Shawn Colvin.


Chopin, Sting, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Carol King


Vickie Russell has been featured on three compilation CDs, one in the New York area entitled, “Follow the Rainbow”, recorded with the Jimmy Buffett band, one in Hamburg, Germany entitled, “The Consortium Sampler”, and on e for the Winona Folk Festival in New Jersey. She has shared bills with the 10,000 Maniacs, Donovan, Pete Seeger, Rick Danko, Leon Russell, David Wilcox, Amy Fradon, Sloan Wainright, John Sebastian, Artie and Happy Traum, Jill Sobule, and was a finalist for the Lilith Fair. A Billboard Songwriting Contest winner, Vickie has been featured on radio and TV worldwide. Her first solo CD was entitled, “As Written”. She has just released her second CD entitled “Welcome Home”, featuring Garth Hudson, Mindy Jostyn and Amy Fradon.
Some Recent Performances Include:
Ulster County Community College, Howard Community College,
State University Of NY, New Paltz, NY, Kindertransport Convention, AZ
Towne Crier, Pawling, NY, Town Hall Theater, NYC
The Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY, Oxygen Tank Tour 2000, NY
Sydney’s, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Bardavon Theater, Poughkeepsie, NY
Woodstock Festival on Yasgar Farm, Bodles Opera House, N.Y.
Genghis Cohen, LA , Toured through Germany and Japan

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