Monday, March 12, 2012
7pm SHARP - 9pm
'2nd Mondays' Host James Durst welcomes gifted Singer/Songwriter VICKIE RUSSELL
201 South Division Street, Peekskill, NY 10655 USA
Vickie Russell, touring singer/songwriter based in New Paltz, NY, performs her stunningly original heartfelt songs on keyboard and guitar. With influences from Bach and Chopin to Carol King, Elton John and Sting, Russell will pull you into her world of love, laughter and hope. Joined by husband David Michael Peters on guitar, bass and harmonies, this duo will keep you moved and mesmerized. This award winning versatile artist keeps audiences enthralled whether she's taking things slow on painfully honest pop ballads such as Walk Away and Welcome Home, wailing the blues on Manville, or sharing a funny true life story through a country tune like Next.
Concertgoers have enjoyed her as a main act as well as when opening for names like the 10,000 Maniacs, Donovan, Christine Lavin, Rick Danko, Leon Russell, Richie Havens, Tuck and Patti, Cris Williamson, Full Frontal Folk, David Wilcox, Jeffrey Gaines, Peter Mayer, Groovelily, John Flynn, Chris Smither, Cheryl Wheeler, Lesley Gore 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. More about Vickie can be found at www.VickieRussell.com.
"Russell's voice is clear and strong, ranging from lilting to passionate. Lyrics are evocative, personal, and often spiritual." –-Freeman, Kingston 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, Metroland, Albany NY
Host JAMES DURST will introduce the evening with a short opening set. www.JamesDurst.com
Phone ahead for Advance ($8) Reservations. TRIBES HILL Members always just $5.