Allison Russell Live at the National Museum of African American Music

Allison Russell is making waves and inciting change. Her solo debut, 2021’s Outside Child, was heartbreaking and triumphant and expanded many people’s views of roots music. Now her sophomore effort The Returner has earned the Nashville songwriter, musician and activist four Grammy nominations including Best Americana Album. “My goal with The Returner – sonically, poetically, and […]

Love Rising Organizer Allison Russell explains how the event came together, what to expect and why it’s so important 

Less than five days after Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed the so-called anti-Drag bill into law, and made sure it would be effective before Pride Month activities, a group of Nashville artists including Brittany Howard, Hayley Williams and Jason Isbell announced a massive benefit concert pushing back on the ideals underlying the legislation. This comes […]

What Where When-sday – Allison Russell on Love Rising – 03/15/2023

This week is the start of March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day weekend so there are plenty of spots to check out around town. Tomorrow WNXP hosts music trivia night at The Blue Room. Doors open at 7pm and trivia starts at 8, so get there early and reserve your spot. Sticking with the Blue […]

Watch Allison Russell’s Moving Sonic Cathedral Performance

Nashville-based artist Allison Russell has been a talented collaborator in the roots music community for years and has contributed to countless records and projects, but her debut solo album Outside Child proves that Russell deserves the spotlight. The heartbreakingly stunning record tells the story of Russell’s traumatic childhood and her ultimate triumph and growth into […]

What Where When-sday ft. Allison Russell – 5/18/22

From sports with Nashville Soccer Club and the Sounds, to vintage shopping, and of course live music from artist like Sting, Ray Lamontagne, Haim and a whole lot more in Nashville this week. In today’s What Were When-sday, Grammy and Juno nominated singer/songwriter Allison Russell discusses performing her critically acclaimed album ‘Outside Child’ at The […]

Record Of The Week: Allison Russell’s ‘Outside Child’

Allison Russell has always possessed the kind of voice that makes room. Over the course of two decades, she’s yielded to the contours of her collaborations with her feathery but firm vibrato. She’s preferred to write, sing and play within a series of groups: Po’ Girl, with its jazzy, cosmopolitan singer-songwriter update of old-time sensibilities; […]

Roots Music Roomies Allison Russell And Yola Worked To Get Somewhere In A Year of Staying Put

2020 was a year of many unexpected firsts for musicians. For singer-songwriter Allison Russell, one of those was planting a garden behind her brick ranch rental in Madison. The bottom half of her face hidden behind a golden mask, she gave an outdoor tour of the premises, pausing to point out a success story: a […]