Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan / Maurice Tani & Mike Anderson
From folk to Western swing to Americana this split bill of Claudia Russell with Bruce Kaplan and Maurice Tani with Mike Anderson will take you down a path of well crafted-songs and stories delivered with expert musicianship and homespun humor.
About Claudia Russell
Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan play an eclectic blend of folk, woven from blues, country, pop and traditional music to form a unique sound all their own. Musically, the duo traverse a wide musical Americana landscape, stopping at wondrous landmarks along the way, tipping their hat to bluegrass bands, blues singers, jazz groups, folkies, and even western swing. Lesser performers might stumble, but driven by Claudia's clear and sincere voice, this duo pulls it off. Their new CD, "All Our Luck Is Changing," has received rave reviews all around the US and Europe American Songwriter magazine called it "a masterpiece."
Claudia has a knack for crafting tightly written songs that take you back to the sweet spot of youth and the autumn colors of a middle-age. Claudia's vocals drive the songs home, and Kaplan's accompaniment, whether on mandolin or electric guitar, is spot on. They serve it all up with a homespun humor and shaggy dog stories, making for a heartfelt and humorous evening of fine music.
"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."
Paul Zollo, American Songwriter
About Maurice Tani
Since the turn of the millennium, supercalifornographic singer-songwriter Maurice Tani has been known as the force behind the critically acclaimed Americana group 77 El Deora. Long-time Bay Area residents may also be familiar with him for his work with legendary Flamin' Groovies front-man Roy Loney's Phantom Movers, and a 15-year stint as the singer-guitarist with the hugely popular Motown-style party bands Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra and Big Bang Beat.
With five albums of original material under his own banner, Tani has constructed a repertoire of "rye" humor and romantic rumination. This performance will be an acoustic duo with bassist Mike Anderson.
"I was actually blown away. Maurice Tani writes songs that sound at once familiar, ethereal and beautiful."
- Robert Sproul, No Depression Magazine
"This is thoughtful, heart-wrenching stuff about human asteroids that wonder where and how they lost their way and if there is a GPS that works."
- Jeep Rosenberg, Freight Train Boogie
The Woodshed at Keith Holland Guitars (View)
16905 Roberts Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95032
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