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Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan

We’d like to welcome another pair of newcomers to our series: Claudia Russell and her partner, Bruce Kaplan, from Berkeley, California. She’s a second generation musician whose father—Gilbert Russell aka Val Rosing—was a famous singer in the 1930s, best known for being the vocalist on the original BBC recording of “A Teddy Bear’s Picnic.” Claudia is an evocative singer and guitarist who connects with her audience through her very fine original songs. She is joined by her partner Bruce Kaplan, who sings and plays mandolin and guitar.

Paul Zollo of American Songwriter wrote about Claudia’s most recent recording:

“All Our Luck Is Changing is a masterpiece! Though everything Claudia’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.”

This show will be a perfect chance to hear this couple in an intimate environment. Listen to them do the title tune from Claudia’s newest CD below:

More Info: www.claudiarussell.com

Tickets: $15 / $5 for Caltech students and children