Brenda Russell

Legendary Singer/Songwriter Brenda Russell Will Release “What Will It Take” On November 17th

In casual conversation reflecting upon Brenda Russell’s epic four-and-a-half- decade career as a multiple Grammy nominated singer/songwriter and Tony nominated and Grammy winning co-composer of The Color Purple musical, one of her songwriter friends casually uttered a phrase that captures the essence of her extraordinary multi-faceted artistry: Songpainter. Gearing up to record her highly anticipated first solo album […]

Brenda Russell anticipates first album in two decades with beautiful single

(November 14, 2023) Let it be noted that Brenda Russell boasts one of the greatest pens to ever touch the prodigious galleries of recorded music. Whether it’s chart-topping hits in her own solo catalog (“Piano in the Dark,” “So Good, So Right”) or compositions that overwhelmingly soared in the hands of other vocalists, such as the iconic […]

Soul Tracks

In 2016, Russell, with the assistance of Stephen Bray and the late Allee Willis, took home their very first Grammy win for their work on the acclaimed musical The Color Purple in the category of Best Musical Theatre Album. “Thirty-five years ago, in the middle of me doing my thing as a pop singer and […]