Interview with Folk Sensation Lizabett Russo
LIZABETT RUSSO'S BIO
Scotland-based singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo merges her native traditions with elements of contemporary jazz, avant garde folk and world music, a range of influence effortlessly spanned by her powerfully versatile voice.
In 2013, Lizabett self-released her EP entitled The Traveller’s Song, which found favour with online publications from across Europe, the US and Canada. Her stock across Europe is high, having played shows in Amsterdam, Zurich, Barcelona, Paris and Bucharest while her presence in UK led to supporting acclaimed musicians such as Rachel Sermanni, LAU, Rozi Plain, Tim Edey and Trembling Bells and playing at some prestigious festivals such as the Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections and Latitude Festival (BBC Introducing Stage).
IronStar Films have selected 2 of her songs to be played in an independent short movie called 'Bloodloss'. The movie has received special mentions at independent film festivals in Los Angeles, Calgary, Marbella and Melbourne and Ontario.
"We are all lost souls in search of ourselves. This thought might makes us more forgiving towards each other and ourselves”, she said.
"Valley to valley, sea to sea
We are all the same water
But with a different frequency”.
She sang to the sea, she sang to the wind, she sang to herself, she sang to find her way back home.
"This is simply world-class work, by any standard"
Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6
"Wonderfully haunting" Late Night Junction, BBC Radio 3
On a different note, she makes soap and glass beaded earrings to sell as merchandise.