Allison Russell

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GRAMMY-nominated Allison Russell joins Maggie on this first episode of season 3 to talk about the making of her album, “Outside Child”, experiencing a ‘creative rebirth’ during the pandemic, and why the work of an artist is empathy work. Allison discusses her difficult upbringing and why writing helps her navigate trauma, and shares some important lessons learned from both her grandmother and her young daughter.


Allison Russell is a Canadian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet, and activist. Prior to her solo music career, Russell performed as a member of the music groups Po’ Girl, Birds of Chicago, and Our Native Daughters. She released her first solo album, Outside Child, in 2021.


Salute the Songbird is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted by Maggie Rose. Produced by Austin Marshall, Maggie Rose, and Kirsten Cluthe with production assistance from Grace Roemer and Kip Baggett. Edited by Justin Thomas of Revoice Media. Music by Maggie Rose. Graphics by Katherine Boils and Mark Dowd.



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