Salt

by Woody Russell

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TECHNICOLOR AMERICANA (2006)
After relocating to Austin, Texas, Russell recorded a bold album of richly penned songs that merged his distinctly soulful “technicolor Americana” with his deep respect for jazz and roots music. Recorded in 2004/05 and officially released during an appearance at the prestigious Newport Folk Festival, Salt was nominated for IMA "Album of the Year" in '06. This album ignited Russell's recognition as one the top-shelf, one-of-a-kind songwriters and guitarists in the country. Features the stellar steel guitar and Dobro playing of Danny Bennett and bassist extraordinaire, Tom Benton. A guest vocal appearance by Megan Melara fills out this genuinely talented cast of Austin based musicians.


What They're Saying:

“...a cross section of sounds and flavors throughout this delightful disc. Russell has a down earth emotive vocal style that is sincere and warm. He is first and foremost a storyteller, and a very talented one... the bottom line is this music works on you and gets you emotional.”
– Keith Hannaleck, Blues Matters (UK)

“A little taste of Americana, Salt is a poetic string of love and loss. With an ear for craftsmanship, this album successfully captures the roots-folk sound often lost in production.”
- Dan Cummings, Hyperactive Magazine

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released August 1, 2005

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All songs by composed by Woody Russell except "D.B. Blues" written by Danny Bennett

Produced, engineered and mixed by Woody Russell at Itty Bitty Studio - Austin, Texas

Mastered by Jim Wilson at Yes Mastering - Austin, Texas

Cover photo by John Fraser - Toronto, CAN

Cover art design by Jeanne Wilson, Woody Russell

Woody Russell: vocals, guitars, banjo, percussion, loops
Danny Bennett: lap steel guitar, dobro
Tom Benton: double bass
Megan Melara: vocals

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Woody Russell Austin, Texas

Award winning vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, Woody Russell, has released a body of recordings that span from the folk infused fare of his first album, As Simple As That, to the highly praised blues release, Up Against It and pop-jazz shades of Delicious Days. Now, Carry It Up delivers a stunning collection of sophisticated "jazz adjacent" songs, further expanding Russell's superb song-craft. ... more

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