John Russo

John Russo

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John Russo is a New York city-based singer/songwriter who delivers an engaging, energetic and uplifting performance. This pop-rock performer tours doing originals & covers as a duo/trio and is available in areas throughout the US.

Biography

Russo is a singer/songwriter based in New York. His laid back, James Taylor-styled contemporary music reflects his musical influence. It also reveals his educated and heart-felt experience in the music world.
John first became interested in music as a 4th grader, playing the recorder in primary school out on Long Island. He then joined the junior and high school bands. After graduating college, he played saxophone and sang with a touring show band. He attended Boston’s, Berklee College of Music and graduated 1981 with a bachelor's of music. After receiving his masters, from New York University in 1995, There are two albums out to date. The first, ‘Two Weeks From Tuesday’, released in 1997. The second album, ‘Come On With Me’, began in 2001. It was a work in progress beginning production in December of 2005 and completed in January 2006. The lyrics and music are reflective of deep spirit and thoughts. This album is an eclectic variety of different styles. Listening to this smooth, subtle album reveals that John not only, ‘knows his craft’ well; but, can affect listeners with an engaging performance.

Lyrics

"Hearts Broken"

Written By: John Russo & Jane Buyers

Hearts broken
Words spoken in vain
And our lives are forevermore changed
Choices harsh voices in pain

And we cannot connect but we try
To figure out what's real and what's fake
And there's nothing that I can say
If you won't hear me
We hide behind the empty masks that we make
And we wonder
Why no one else can see us clearly

The shadows that we hold inside
The darkness that we try to hide
Are part of who we are
Our desperation as we age
Our fear is somehow mixed with rage

And we struggle hard to find
A life with dignity and grace
And we hope that it's not too late

Years fadin'
Time wasting away
From the image we thought was our
Life callin'
Things fall out of place

And we cannot connect but we try
To separate the real from the fake
And there's nothing that I can say
If you won't hear me
We hide behind the empty masks that we make
And we wonder
Why no one else can see us clearly

The shadows that we hold inside
The darkness that we try to hide
Are part of who we are
Our desperation as we age
Our fear is somehow mixed with rage

And we struggle hard to find
A life with dignity and grace
And we hope that it's not too late

And we struggle hard to find
A life with dignity and grace
And we hope that it's not too late
Oh oh hope it’s not too late

Now That You're Gone

Written By: John Russo

I hear you callin' to me
I feel your heart singin' out so careless and free
And I see your face through the clouds
I feel your smile shining down on me from the sun

Now that you're gone
The pain is left behind
But I'm still here
The memories that we shared are all mine

Chorus

And I face each day on my own
Trying to live life without you
One day at a time
Yet I know I'm not alone
Because your soul lives within me
A gift of your love

Chorus

I wait each night in my dreams
Hoping to touch you
To see you to hold you again
Still I am glad you are free
Able to rise high and fly all through the skies
Able to fly high all through the skies

I Could Use A Little Love

Written By: John Russo

My body's weak I cannot sleep
And I fear that I'm in much too deep
Now I see how the whole situation's
Arisen from my own schemes

My mind is lost my soul is tossed
Don't think I ever considered the cost
All these problems that I have created
Are hopelessly sad and wrong

I've got two eyes that have seen
Where my life has been
A heart that has been through the fire
And as for myself would it be a sin
To hopefully find a little damn piece of mind

My world is cold I've lost control
And I wonder just who'll save my soul
It’s so hard to resist this temptation
And dig myself out from this hole

I must go on how can I not
But I'm not sure how much more I've got
Guess it’s time to release my frustration
And try and just give it a shot

I have these eyes that have seen
Where my head has been
A heart that is too tight and wired
And I ask myself would it be a sin
To show me some sign a little damn piece of mind

And I could use a little love tonight
And I could use some tenderness right now

I’ve come to see I am at peace
I've a message for all those who seek
We all come from God’s illumination
No matter how dark it seems

I’ve got these eyes that have seen
What I might have been
A heart that has been through the fire
And I ask myself would it be a sin
To show me some sign a little damn piece of mind

Chorus

Discography

CD Discography:
"Two Weeks From Tuesday"
"Come On With Me"

Singles receiving Radio Airplay:

"Hearts Broken"
"Come On With Me"

Radio Stations who are spinning
WJTY Lancaster, WI
WOCO Oconto, WI
WBDL Reedsburg,WI
KBHW International Falls, MN
KKBJ Bemdji, MN
WVLF Malone, NY
KQWC Webster City, IA
KDOV Medford, OR
KGY Olympia, WA
WTGN Lima,OH
WMOA Marietta, OH
WTBZ Grafton, WV
WRAR Tappahanock, VA
WJFL Tennille, GA
KMFC Columbia, MO
WTMN Youngsville,PA
KVLV Fallon , NV
KYFM Bartlesville, OK
WAXL Evansville, IN
WORX Madison, IN
WHQO Augusta, ME
KKBQ El Dorado, AR
KCCB/KKBKG Corning, AR
WLLK Somerset, KY
WSHO New Orleans, LA
WXGN & WIBG, Ocean City, NJ

CANADA

CHRM Matane, QC
CIPC Port Chartier, QC
CJLS Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, QC

Set List

He is available to perform 4-45min.sets which are combination of our original songs and Top 40-Pop covers from Sting, Natalie Merchant, Jeremy Camp, U2, Coldplay and Dave Matthews among others.