…Singer/Songwriter, Journalist, Composer

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video/radio feature on BR on “Delmarva Almanac”

Check out this recent radio/video piece on me that aired on WSCL/WSDL (NPR affiliate in Salisbury, MD) on the “Delmarva Almanac.”

http://delmarva-almanac.com/index.php/artstimes/featurestory/bryan_russo/

and here’s a little in-studio performance of “Too Many (Cooks in the Kitchen)”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLnLzXlUzlU

BR and the Tragic Figures to open for J Roddy Walston and the Business

On Wednesday, July 29th, we will be sharing the stage with J Roddy Walston and the Business at the Bottle and Cork in Dewey Beach, Delaware.

It’s going to be loud and raucous and full of all the raw emotion that rock n roll is supposed to have.  I”m very excited to play with J Roddy and the fellas again.

Tickets start at $25 and its a 21 and over show.

http://www.deweybeachlife.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&id=23251&typeID=307

Don’t miss this show!

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Bryan Russo to open for Trombone Shorty 7/3

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I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be sharing the stage with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue on Friday, July 3rd at the Freeman Stage at Bayside in Selbyville, Delaware.

Tickets can be purchased here: http://freemanstage.org/event/trombone-shorty-orleans-avenue/

I hope to see you there.

Tuesday Nite Music Club Returns July 7th

Bryan Russo will host the 2nd annual Tuesday Nite Music Club Series at Fager’s Island in Ocean City, MD beginning July 7th at 8pm.

See the pic for the full list of performers during the 8 week run.

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It was the best kept secret on the shore last summer, but if we keep spreading the word, Tuesdays will be the coolest place to see live music at the beach.

Hope to see you there.

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Episode 3 of Curtain Call webseries released

Please check out the the third episode of my webseries “Curtain Call: Historic Theaters of the Eastern Shore” as we visit the Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville, Delaware and chat with the great Harry Anderson (most famously from Night Court) and acclaimed magician and theatre owner Rich Bloch.

Check it out, and click to the “Videos” page to see all of the episodes so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxNDKtIgpGE

Russo nominated for “Best Artist” 2015

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I’m humbled and flattered to learn that I have been nominated for “Best Artist-Worcester County” in the Coastal Style Magazine’s annual “Best Of 2015″ Awards.

If you are so inclined, please click here to cast your vote for BR.

http://www.coastalstylemag.com/best-of-coastal-style-ballot

Berlin Blues and Jazz Festival

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Join BR and the Tragic Figures Saturday, June 4th on the streets of Berlin, Md for the annual Jazz and Blues Bash starting at noon.

Lineup includes:

Chris English

Bryan Russo and the Tragic Figures

The Shrapnels

The Larks

The event is free to the public and open to music fans of all ages, so join us in America’s Coolest Small Town and let’s shake it a bit.

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BR to Perform Weekly Piano Bar Residency in Ocean City.

bargain scotch press photoEach Monday nite, throughout the summer season, I’ll be putting the guitars down and saddling up to a lovely baby grand at the Beach Plaza hotel on the famous Ocean City (Maryland) Boardwalk and playing in the piano bar lounge at Adolfo’s Restaurant on 13th street and the Boardwalk.

Join me for a classy evening of some of my piano tunes and some of the songs that have helped shape those tunes sonically speaking.

It’s a perfect date night kind of evening, and all the songs are sure to go well with something in a brandy snifter and pair well with a fine red wine.

Hope to see you there…Check the “shows” page for all other listings in June.

More shows in JULY and August to be posted soon.

BR and the Tragic Figures to Play Burley Benefest

benefest posterOn May 16th, Bryan Russo and the Tragic Figures will play a special charity benefit music festival at Burley Oak Brewery in Berlin, MD which will benefit the Worcester County chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

The money raised will be allocated to building a home for a family right here in our coastal region.

The festival starts at 2pm, with special craft beers, a food truck and other food vendors, an artisan workshop, and live music performances from:

Justin Trawick and the Common Good

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The GTV’s

and BR and the Tragic Figures

for more information, click to www.burleyapparel.com for tickets

Spring News!

BRHBOSHOW6As we ramp up to another summer season here on the Eastern Shore, things are as busy as ever.

ICYM some of the big recent news, here’s a brief recap:

1. Due to sweeping budget cuts, my award winning public radio show “Coastal Connection” was cancelled at the end of January after 4 and a half years on the airwaves.  I’ll also be leaving WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington in May to pursue the next chapter of my journalism career.  More on that TBA.

2. I launched a new web series called “Curtain Call: Historic Theaters of the Eastern Shore” which you can find on the “videos” page of this website or here: https://www.youtube.com/user/bryandrusso

3. Musically, I was honored to open for the formidable Texas based blues trio The Los Lonely Boys and the Grammy-nominated blues powerhouse “Heritage Blues Orchestra” in March.  Both shows were awesome.  Here’s a video from the Los Lonely Boys show.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QTENMsBX-A

4. I have been sponsored by PRS Guitars and will be playing the amazing S2 Mira (semi-hollow) as my main guitar from here on out.  It’s as classy sounding as it is aesthetically stunning (see pic above)

5. I have a huge project in the works….and it has been keeping me up at night with excitement.  I can’t wait to share it with you.

 

There’s the recap…please check out the “shows” page to find out where to see a show and I hope to see you soon!