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Claudia Russell's CD, All Our Luck Is Changing "Is a Masterpiece"

PRLog - Jan. 20, 2014 - EL SOBRANTE, Calif. -- Contact: Tanya Pinkerton – (510) 669-­‐9832
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All Our Luck Is Changing “is a masterpiece,” says Paul Zollo, Sr. Editor of American Songwriter

When Claudia Russell released her latest CD, All Our Luck Is Changing, earlier this summer, she and her husband sent out almost 300 copies to radio stations and media outlets all over the country. And though more than 60 shows put the CD on the air, written reviews proved hard to come by. Though things looked promising when her hometown weekly, The East Bay Express, covered the new CD the week it was released, it was followed by collective silence – until now.

Russell’s patience has been rewarded with a review by Paul Zollo, a Senior Editor for American Songwriter magazine and writer for the online site Blue Railroad. He calls the CD “a masterpiece,” and the title song, “one of the greatest songs ever about the persistent optimism of the human spirit.” High praise indeed, from someone who is a recognized authority on songwriting.

Zollo is known as one of the top journalists covering the singer/songwriter scene, and has interviewed Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Laura Nyro, Leonard Cohen and many more in publications such as Billboard, Rolling Stone, Variety and his own online music site. His books are used as textbooks in songwriting classes at USC, UCLA, and the Berklee College of Music.

You can read Zollo’s review here:

To listen to All Our Luck Is Changing:
airplaydirect.com/music/claudiarussell (http://www.airplaydirect.com/music/claudiarussell/)

The review is long and thoughtful – Zollo expends more than 1000 words to review the CD and what Russell, her musical partner Bruce Kaplan and their producer Peter Case, have created. In the last paragraph he summarizes their accomplishment: “This is a masterpiece. Though everything she’s done solo or with others has been great, sparked by the singular charm of her sweet voice and pure spirit, this is the best yet. With Peter Case at the helm and a new batch of beautifully realized songs, this is everything that is great about her and more. Her singing has never been more poignant or confident, and these songs come to life with an effortless spirit of genuine soul. This is heartwarming stuff, both inspirational and comforting at a time we need inspiration and comfort more then ever.”

Russell is a nationally touring artist who performs as a duo with her husband, Bruce Kaplan, as well as with her band, the Folk Unlimited Orchestra. All Our Luck Is Changing is Russell’s fourth CD. Her first, 2000’s Song Food, earned her Best New Artist honors from WUMB-­‐FM, the country’s largest all folk and Americana radio station.

The CD’s producer, Peter Case, is a 3x Grammy nominee and well known for his own career as tunesmith, with solo releases on Geffen, Vanguard and Yep Roc records.

Russell, Case and Zollo are available for interviews.

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