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Whether playing festivals or front steps, coffeehouses or concert halls Lojo Russo connects with her
audience in a way few performers can. Her enormous stage energy, powerful voice and
percussive playing style belie her small frame - as one producer put it, "This is a one woman show that shows you only need one woman".
Lojo Russo has been making music along the “Big Muddy” for most of her life. And, like the river, she moves from sweet folk to roots rock powerfully…effortlessly. From her days in psychedelic rock bands in the Twin Cities to her current gig playing roots and Americana in the Quad Cities she’s been laying down her own brand of funky, folky, rhythm & roots to audiences all over the country. This variety of music and performance styles allows Russo to tailor her shows to her audience without compromising her music. Russo’s not-so-traditional blend of roots, blues and Americana gives her music an old-timey feel with a contemporary perspective.
The road is a long, strange, wonderful trip indeed and Russo loves every minute of it. She’s been touring as a solo performer for a number of years mostly throughout the Midwest heading out to the coasts when time and tide allow.
Her artistic and musical professionalism has proven time and again that she is the right fit - no matter what the program. Over the years Russo has worked with such diverse acts as Cowboy Junkies and Marshall Crenshaw to Pieta Brown and Ferron.
Lojo Russo is the kind of artist who is also an entertainer. She doesn’t just play at her audience - she plays with her audience. Her boundless energy and infectious enthusiasm for her music is apparent to anyone listening and everyone watching. Sometimes intense, sometimes outrageous Lojo Russo is always an original.