Ernest Troost is an Emmy-award-winning film and television composer and a recipient of the Kerrville New Folk award for his songwriting. His evocative style combines folk and Piedmont-blues-style guitar picking with timeless stories and colorful character portrayals drawn from the American past and present.
His new album, O LOVE, has been a hit with fans and critics alike. “Troost is a brilliant Americana songwriter. . . making pensive, sometimes snarling, Steve Earle-ish, lyrically-driven Americana. . . with inspired playing and smartly judicious arrangements. Fans of Steve Earle and Jeffrey Foucault will find an awful lot to like in Troost’s brooding, intense songcraft.” -- Delarue, New York Music Daily
Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan traverse a wide Americana landscape driven by Claudia’s expressive voice and distinctive guitar style, with spot on accompaniment by Kaplan on mandolin and guitar. Russell has a knack for crafting tightly written songs that take you back to the sweet spots of life. In fact, American Songwriter magazine called their 2013 CD, All Our Luck Is Changing, “a masterpiece.”
Russell has won numerous other accolades including Best Musician in the East Bay Express Reader’s Poll. Don’t miss this most engaging duo deliver a heartfelt and humorous set of deeply engaging music.
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