…Singer, Songwriter, Journalist, and Composer


Opening for Blues legend James Cotton in December

BR and the Tragic Figures will be opening for blues legend James Cotton at the World Cafe Live at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday, December 9th.

The all ages show starts at 8pm and tickets start at $27

get your tickets here!


James Cotton

Also, we are pleased to announce that we’ll be back at Bethany Blues in Lewes, DE on November 1st at 8:30pm


Hope to see you at the show!

BR and the Tragic Figures w. Low Cut Connie and DBMC

BR and the Tragic Figures will be back on stage with the boys from Low Cut Connie Monday, September 15th at Fager’s Island in Ocean City, MD.

You don’t want to miss this show…it all kicks off at 9pm.bryanrusso_lowcutconnie_poster_JPG


BR and the Tragic Figures will be back at the Dewey Beach Music Conference on Saturday, September 20th at the Bottle and Cork at 8:30pm.

Dozens of topnotch acts from around the globe will feature at this festival, including Vintage Trouble.

Click to http://www.deweybeachfest.com/dbmc/ for a list of all the bands.

BR and the Tragic Figures at the Rockabilly Rumble

It’s been a great year so far for us…great crowds, positive momentum, the EP “Here For the Show” has been well received, and we’ve played alongside some great national acts including Marc Broussard, Lucero, and the Dean Ween Group.

But this upcoming show could be the show of the summer!rumble poster

We are so excited to be apart of the Rockabilly Rumble once again this year.

I played it solo last year alongside J Roddy Walston and the Business, Low Cut Connie and many others.

This year, we’re taking the whole band up the coast to the World Cafe Live at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware.

Check out the poster for the lineup, and click to www.rockabillyrumble.com for ticketing info.

We play at 5:25pm inside the Queen (upstairs live stage).

Hope to see you at the Rumble!!!!!

BR hosts Tuesday Nite Music Club (begins 7/8)


I will be hosting the “Tuesday Nite Music Club” at Fager’s Island in Ocean City, MD beginning July 8th and it will run each Tuesday thereafter through the end of August.

So, if you are keeping score, that’s 8 weeks, 8 artists, and 8 fantastic evenings of music.

Learn about each of the fantastically talented folks who will be featuring here: http://fagers.com/events/tnmc/

And don’t forget, me and the Tragic Figures will be opening for the Dean Ween Group, and Marc Broussard in the coming weeks.

Hope to see you out there at a show!


Shows with Dean Ween Group and Marc Broussard in JULY


From the big announcement department: me and the Tragic Figures will be sharing the stage with the Dean Ween Group (of the band Ween) and Marc Broussard at the Bottle and Cork in Dewey Beach, DE on July 10th and July 21st respectively.

We are super jazzed about this turn of events.

Get your tickets below….and we’ll see you in the front row!

Dean Wean Group w/ BR and the Tragic Figures show: July 10th http://www.deweybeachlife.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&id=21970&typeID=307

Marc Broussard w/ BR and the Tragic Figures show: July 21st

“Here For the Show” EP is Out Now!

sticker - HFTS album coverBryan Russo and the Tragic Figures are proud to release their new EP “Here for the Show” after a jam-packed CD release show at Fager’s Island in Ocean City, MD on May 29th.

You can pick up the record on any digital site, like Amazon, Itunes, etc…and here on CDbaby:


Also, you can preview a few songs from the new record and enjoy a few of your favorites from “Sound the Alarms” on our new Soundcloud page.


Share it, Tweet it, Talk to a random stranger about it, and if you are geographically suited to do so, please go tell it on a mountain!



CD Release Party and Washington DC show with Low Cut Connie

We will be holding a CD release party at Fager’s Island in Ocean City, MD on May 29th at 9pm for our new record “Here For the Show”

and then we will be supporting Low Cut Connie in Washington DC at Gypsy Sally’s on June 11th.

Please make plans to come out and support us.

Click on the “shows” page for ticketing info for the DC show with Low Cut Connie.

See you there!


Popfest and Berlin Blues and Jazz Fest on 5/3

Join us for two festivals in two states on Saturday, May 3rd as we’ll be featuring at the Berlin Blues and Jazz Festival in Berlin, MD at 1pm and then we’ll be performing at Popfest in Dewey Beach, DE at 9pm.

The lineups at both festivals are absolutely fantastic and we hope to see you out there shaking it with us in Maryland and in Delaware.

learn more here: http://www.deweybeachfest.com/popfest/



New BR and the Tragic Figures single coming soon!

We are going to release the first single off the new BR and the Tragic Figures EP (which will be entitled “Here for the Show”) in the coming days.

We’ll announce where and when you can hear it……but, for those who have been asking, we’ve decided the first single is “Lowdown”

The EP rusted root show 7 2013will be out in May.

We promise.


New Song From Upcoming Solo Record

This is a cool video i shot the other night at Re:fresh Media in Berlin, MD.

This is Big Black Limousines, which will be on the upcoming solo record.

This song is about youth….written from the perspective of someone who is looking  back on their own youth…

click here: https://vimeo.com/89152389