Russell Kaback
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Russell Kaback

Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter


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Russell Kaback's funky island beats and sweet, soulful grooves melt into rootsy reggae and heartfelt folk reminiscent of James Taylor or Marvin Gaye. His lifetime love of music, supported by his travels and studies, has come to fruition in his new album, Message Of Love, and his live performances, both of which offer an uplifting and poetic tapestry woven with hope and strength.

Kaback's early days in St Louis, followed by his youth in Montreal and subsequent years on the road, provide him a fertile landscape of musical influences. From the spiritual blues of Van Morrison's Street Choir to the mystical lyricism of Bob Marley and George Harrison, Kaback's smooth vocals and rich composition appeal to a broad audience.

Kaback started performing in the folk cafes of upstate New York, then moved on to such hotspots as Pete's Candy Store in New York City and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.  Hes as comfortable sharing a stage with indie sensation Regina Spektor as with Caribbean reggae legend Bankie Banx, and has recorded in Nashville with Teddy Jack Bridges, the son of Leon and Mary Russell.

After playing and teaching music in schools and villages from Philadelphia to Anguilla, Kaback settled with his wife and children in the rolling hills of Western MA. The new album, Message Of Love, was recorded at Q Division in Somerville, MA and features the stellar guitar work of Duke Levine (Mary Chapin Carpenter, Martin Sexton) and Kevin Barry (Paula Cole, Peter Wolf), saxophones by Erik Lawrence (Levon Helm) as well as vocals by Naia Kete (The Voice) and Sean Altman (Rockapella). Produced and mixed by Billy Straus, whose studio credits include Bruce Springsteen and XTC, the album is lushly lyrical and radio friendly.

Kaback loves to connect with audiences and is currently booking gigs in support of Message Of Love.

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