Shake Russell & Michael Hearne

Sycamore Creek House Concerts
Dripping Springs, Texas

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

7:00 pm
$20/person suggested minimum donation @ the door



So, Gail and I are sitting in our living room listening to Songs on the Radio waiting to "push the button" to invite you to the upcoming Shake Russell and Michael Hearne concert.  My goodness, what memories of the first time I heard that album.  A special night is in store for those of us who will be at Sycamore Creek on March 14th!!!

For more than three decades, Texas singer-songwriter Shake Russellhas been entertaining audiences throughout the region with his unique, Americana style of folk-rock. A prolific songwriter, Shake has written or co-written hundreds of melodies. Through the years, Shake’s songs and albums have frequented the Billboard charts, including favorites “Deep in the West,”  and “You’ve Got a Lover,” 

Weaving sophisticated harmonies through his songs and drawing from various genres, Shake created a style of folk-rock that is uniquely his own. His repertoire consists of a blend of love songs, ballads, and waltzes, skillfully balanced with lively rockabilly tunes and soulful rhythm and blues pieces. His lyrics are imbued with beautiful imagery, catchy phrases, and inventive similes and metaphors. But it is the rich, melodious voice of Shake Russell that breathes life and spirit into the lyrics.

Shake has recently teamed with Michael Hearne,  How do you say "Acoustic Southwestern Americana Musical Guitar Genius" in just two words? Michael Hearne, that's how. Since the 1970s, this native Dallas Texan has strolled down a musical path inspired by the great folk and country singer-songwriters who typify and have characterized the Americana "roots" scene. He is a songwriter's songwriter, cut from the same cloth that propels an artist on a committed journey to experiencing life as a series of creative events and fulfillments.  His New Mexico anthem, "New Mexico Rain," was recorded by his uncle and aunt, Bill and Bonnie Hearne, and country music legend Johnny Rodriguez.

Shake & Michael will be joined by Mike Roberts on bass. 


Thomas & Gail

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