Along with Her Extraordinary Six Piece Band Return By Popular Demand for Their Fourth Year
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"Russell and her band showcase the extraordinary range and genre-jumping versatility [that will] knock your socks off – should you be wearing any this close to the beach." — Boston Phoenix
"Russell's depth, range, and sharp control filleted her audience before they knew she was slicing them... Through it all, Russell displayed supreme confidence, allowing her voice to become the lead instrument in a band of talented and experienced musicians."
— Ipswich Chronicle
North Shore audiences pack the house for Miranda Russell and her extraordinary 6 piece band. A powerful and moving vocalist, Miranda's performance centers on nuanced treatments of an eclectic range of favorites from Cole Porter to Richard Thompson. Critics have routinely praised her dynamic interpretation and delivery of the American Songbook as well as her mastery of contemporary songwriters like Paul Simon and Gillian Welch.
ABOUT MIRANDA RUSSELL
Miranda is considered by critics, audiences, and her fellow musicians to be a moving vocalist and nuance performer, and her concerts center on interpretations of the great songwriters of our day. Her versatility with the works of such luminaries as Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Richard Thompson have become the hallmark of her performances, as well as her haunting rendition of Edith Piaf's La Vie en Rose.
Miranda has been acting and singing since she was as a young girl, often being invited onstage to sing with her mother (folk singer Daisy Nell) in various folk groups. As a teen at the Waring School in Beverly, MA she was fortunate to be directed by Berklee teacher and jazz drummer Ron Savage, where she discovered a love for jazz and began working up a solid repertoire of the great American Songbook that would serve as the foundation of her professional musical life.
Miranda studied theater at Emerson College in Boston and classical voice performance at Loyola University New Orleans' College of Music. She has performed in various European countries, and closer to home has enjoyed performing in many seasons at Gloucester Stage Company as well as several theaters in the New England area. She enjoyed five successive years of sold-out two-night stints at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, and played to a packed house for the last three years here at the Larcom Theatre.
Miranda has recorded three albums, including the award-winning lullaby collection All the Pretty Little Horses, and the live double CD Embrace: Live in Rockport, and most recently a compilation of live cuts of audience favorites. She and her husband live in nearby Ipswich, MA with their two teenage children, where they own and operate Russell Orchards, a 120-acre fruit farm with bakery, winery, and busy retail store.