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7 Oaks Welcomes Woody Russell(Dinner Show)

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7 Oaks Dinner Show! Caterer to be announced.

“I see in him this fierce desire to be original… and this guy’s music is very original.” – Michael Martin Murphey

Bio Excerpt:

A guitar-centric singer-songwriter with an unapologetic art-rock ethos. Vivid lyricism delivered in a baritone compared to that of Bowie’s crooner side intersecting with the emotive grit of Peter Gabriel or Van Morrison. And, though not intentionally retro-centric, an artisan distilling songcraft from the sophisticated warmth of vinyl album era singer-songwriters while mining elements of heady post-punk experimentation and jazz. The often remarked upon multitude of colors in his music is the result of Russell’s informed passion for seemingly disparate styles and his own bold alchemy at work. Add then a masterful guitarist – one whom Blues Revue aligned the “fearlessness” of guitar legend, Jeff Beck – and you’ve got in front of you a captivating tunesmith by the name of Woody Russell. Whether intimately acoustic or through looped manipulation of the latest music making technology, Russell’s music bears an organic patina of being lived in and restless, revealing “the sound of a musician who’s invested a lifetime in sharpening his playing.”

A critically acclaimed, award-winning artist, Russell concerns himself with a certain aesthetic: “It’s an art-rock ethos, inextricably tangled with a myriad of inspirations. I’m equal parts unrefined philosopher, guitar geek and crooner.”

From his early career in Seattle during the height of the Grunge explosion to now calling Austin his home, he is a self-described “working class musician”, performing 200+ dates a year at all manner of venues and major stages; from house concerts to the prestigious Newport Folk Festival. He’s been a prominently featured artist on the CW Network’s docu-reality show, “Troubadour, TX”, a Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster Artist and a 2019 Austin Music Awards Poll Top Ten Songwriter.

“He immediately drew attention with his intricate finger work. The packed crowd was roaring… eclectic and unique and worth more than the price of admission.” – Chart Magazine


2023 forthcoming releases, Dark Hour Radio, Demo complilation, Big Sky remastered

2020 Release of “Still Wilson”, a six single/video project

2019 Top 10 Austin Music Awards Poll – Songwriter Category

2017-20.. Swan Songs Artist and Spokesperson *read more about Swan Songs

2016-18 Texas Commission On The Arts Touring Roster Official Artist

2016 Finalist – USA Songwriting Competition

2016 Listening Room Festival Featured Artist

2016 Release, Carry It Up, with successful Pledge Music campaign

2015 Finalist – International Acoustic Music Awards

2014 Honorable Mention – International Songwriting Competition

2013 Recipient of the Bugle Boy “Founder’s Choice Talent Trust Award” (Kat Edmonson, 2011 / John Fullbright, 2012).

2013 Release, Delicious Days, and subsequent video with successful Kickstarter campaign

2012 Release, Big Sky

2012 Co-founder of BluzSkool, an interactive live program that encourages “Creative Courage” through musical improvisation with elementary aged children (booked at rural schools throughout Texas)

2011-12 Television: Prominently featured artist on the debut season (Sept ’11 – Sept ’12) of “Troubadour, TX”, a nationally syndicated docu-reality show that aired weekly on the CW Network in over 20 million homes

2010 Release, Up Against It, received substantial critical praise in national and international blues press (see press buzz below)

2005 Release, Salt, nominated for an IMA “Album Of The Year”

1996 – 2001 Debut and two subsequent albums

Continuous: Tours throughout North America at all manner of venues (clubs, house concerts, theaters) as well as major festivals (Newport Folk, NxNE, SxSW, Winterfolk, Folk Alliance, Kerrville, Sisters, Houston Int’l, Tall City Blues, & more)

Hospice Concerts:

Woody Russell works with Austin based organization, Swan Songs, to perform end of life concert requests. “These concerts are intimately powerful experiences as a performer; emotionally charged and deeply meaningful for the families, recipients and myself as an artist AND a human being. I have a great organization to thank for this connection, Swan Songs.”

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October 12
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$45.00 - $90.00


7 Oaks Event Garden
14865 Garner Road
Beaumont, TX 77705 United States
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