Quite simply, Samantha Russo is a force to be reckoned with. Her velvety voice is like good bourbon — warm and smooth, with a bite.
Samantha’s versatility shines through her music with the blues-inspired anthem to independence in 'All Grown Up' or the sweet reminiscence of carefree summer days in 'Let It Go'. The Texas native is proof that you can be tough and pretty, sweet but honest, and the doll-faced girl who can hang with the boys.
2012 was a big year for Samantha as she honed her songwriting and performance ability. In August, she was a finalist in the 2012 Austin Songwriters contest for her song 'Let It Go'. In December of 2012, Samantha was selected from numerous artists to contribute a track to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians' Holiday HAAM Jam, Vol. 2 album. Other contributors to the album included Texas music greats Clint Black and Ray Benson, among others. Her version of 'Santa Baby' was featured on the Austin KUT Music Minute, and Samantha performed the song at the legendary Antone's music venue in Austin.
With vigor and determination, Samantha is currently in pre-production for her debut EP and is already emerging as an exciting new force in the Austin music scene. Her maturity and dedication coupled with a feisty demeanor confirm that there is no stopping this firecracker.