Join us in Charlie’s Irish Pub every Friday and Saturday for live Irish music, 7:30pm-11:30pm
Whether playing festivals or front steps, coffee houses or concert halls Lojo Russo connects with her audience in a way few performers can. Her enormous stage energy, powerful voice and percussive playing style belie her small frame. This little woman puts on one heckuva big show.
Making music along the muddy waters from Minneapolis to Davenport for over 15 years Russo’s played in jam bands, Celtic groups, freestyle funk folk and currently as a solo touring artist. And like the river she moves the music from one genre to the next – powerfully … effortlessly.
Russo’s style of music has always been a little bit of everything because she’s always played a little bit of everything – bass in a psychedelic rock , mandolin in a Celtic group and guitar in every kind of funk, folk, jazz and jam combination you can imagine – usually taking the lead. This variety of music and performance styles allows Russo to tailor her shows to her audience without compromising her music. Russo’s not-so-traditional blend of roots, blues and Americana gives her music an old-timey feel with a contemporary perspective.
Lojo Russo is the kind of artist who is also an entertainer. She doesn’t just play at her audience – she plays with her audience. Her boundless energy and infectious enthusiasm for her music is apparent to anyone listening and everyone watching. !