Welcome to the Claudia Russell Electronic Press Kit


Thanks for stopping by our EPK. We wish we could perform for you right now live, but since we can't, we wanted to invite you to see us "live" through the magic of YouTube. These professionally-shot clips are from a recent shows and feature Claudia Russell, guitar, vocals, Bruce Kaplan, mandolin/guitar/vocals and Carl Byron on piano and accordion, and various bass players. This is our expanded line-up, but we also perform (quite nicely) as a duo. There are about 20 live performance videos of us on YouTube. Besides the videos, please have a look at some of the links that can also be found on this page:




Here are quotes from distinguished presenters from all over the US.


Excerpts from 5 different rave reviews of "All Our Luck Is Changing."


A list of 200+ venues and radio stations we have performed at in the past. We are proud that more than 70 venues have invited us back for return performances including Club Passim, McCabes, Russ and Julie's, the Freight and Salvage and other top venues.


Our Reverb Nation EPK with audio of live recorded music


A link to Rich Warren’s review of our "Live Band Tonight CD" in Sing Out Magazine


A feature story from the Sunday Boston Herald


The Elevator Speech


Claudia Russell has a voice you won't forget. An ecelctic singer/songwriter, she blends, folk, blues, bluegrass, western swing and traditional music into a compelling sound all her own. Claudia has shared stages with everyone from Dave Carter to Kris Kristofferson and Mickey Dolenz. She was honored as WUMB New Artist of the Year in 2001, is a 2x Kerrville finalist, and a 2007 and 2011 FAR-West Main Stage Showcase Artist. She has performed at Club Passim, the Point, Common Fence Point, Johnny D's, Freight and Salvage, McCabes, and dozens of clubs, festivals, coffeehouse and house concerts all across the country. Claudia has appeared in a half dozen American Folklore Theater productions including "Old Friends, "Fish and Whistle," "Goodnight Irene," and "Home for the Holidays." Available as a solo, duo, trio, quartet.


Claudia performs as a duo with her husband, Bruce Kaplan, as a trio or quartet with Carl Byron and Tom Talley and as a member of Paper Birds with Katie Dahl and Rich Higdon.

Says Rich Warren of her Live Band Tonight CD in Sing Out:


“Claudia Russell is a great live performer and this showcase proves that. Her band – let’s just say they’re hot. Connect them to the power grid and they’d light up a medium-sized town. Live Band Tonight is as musically solid as they come and in the world of obligatory live CDs, it shines.”


Thanks, Rich!


For booking, contact folkunlimited@att.net or call Bruce Kaplan at 310-628-9589


Thanks for listening!
Bruce Kaplan and Claudia Russell