Vickie Russell
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Vickie Russell

New Paltz, New York, United States | SELF

New Paltz, New York, United States | SELF
Band Pop Adult Contemporary


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"New Paltz Times"

“Thought provoking songwriting, delivered with passionate piano playing and powerful vocals.” - unknown

"Woodstock Arts and Crafts Fair"

“Vickie sings songs from the heart as she accompanies herself with beautiful arrangements full of arpeggios on the piano. A globetrotting performer, she is loved for her silky voice and her songs about human relationships.” - Kurt Henry

"Times Union, Albany NY"

“With her soaring soprano, passionate piano playing and insightful lyrics, fans of Tori Amos should find Russell right up their alley. But Russell is definitely her own woman, playing a classical-folk-rock fusion that explores themes of love, hope and empowerment.” - unknown

"Just Plain Folks"

“Her Americana-edged piano style is original and her writing and performing strong. She also shows she is a capable guitarist and writes equally well on piano and guitar.“ Just Plain Folks, Brian Austin Whitney - Brian Austin Whitney

"Freeman, Kingston NY"

“Russell’s voice is clear and strong, ranging from lilting to passionate. Lyrics are evocative, personal, and often spiritual.” - unknown

"”Metroland, Albany, NY"

“Pianist-singer Vickie Russell opened with one of the show’s most arresting sets. A tiny woman with a powerful voice, Russell sang melodic pop that was crisp, structured and articulate. The rolling, dramatic piano line of "Sunset in Aberdeen" was incredibly compelling, and the sweetly unvarnished emotion of "Walk Away" showed off the wisdom in Russell’s approach of hitting the emotions in songs dead-on instead of dancing around them. She was at once clever and ingenuous. - Peter Hanson


CD:As Written- Vickie Russell1997
CD:Welcome Home-Vickie Russell 2003
CD:Next-Vickie Russell 2008
Tracks with streaming and radio airplay



Vickie Russell’s eclectic sound filled with rich vocals, rhythmic piano and guitar is the music you didn’t know you were looking for. Her powerful and expressive performances have a way of charming audiences of all ages. Her secret weapons: her smooth, silky voice, a quirky sense of humor and an extraordinary flair for songwriting. This versatile artist keeps audiences enthralled whether she’s taking things slow on painfully honest ballads such as Walk Away and Welcome Home, wailing the blues on Manville, or just sharing a funny tale of her life between songs. Concertgoers have enjoyed her as a main act as well as when opening for names like the 10,000 Maniacs, Donovan, Rick Danko, Leon Russell, Richie Havens, Acoustic Eidolon, Cris Williamson, Chris Smithers, Full Frontal Folk, David Wilcox, Jeffrey Gaines, Peter Mayer, Groovelily, John Flynn and Jill Sobule. Playing throughout the USA, Europe, Japan and in her native New York hotspots, Vickie Russell is winning the hearts of audiences around the world.
Some Recent Performances Include:
Ulster County Community College, Howard Community College,
State University Of NY, New Paltz, NY, Kindertransport Convention, AZ
Towne Crier, Pawling, NY, Town Hall Theater, NYC
The Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY, Oxygen Tank Tour 2000, NY
Sydney’s, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Bardavon Theater, Poughkeepsie, NY
Woodstock Festival on Yasgar Farm, Bodles Opera House, N.Y.
Genghis Cohen, LA , Toured through Germany and Japan