The Paula Russell Band
Classic Country, Swing, Honky-Tonk, Americana, Oldies Rock, Standards
Based in Austin, Texas, we're the longest running Happy Hour band in residence at the Broken Spoke playing every other Saturday, for dancers and diners, since July 2013!
With Leon Grizzard on guitar & vocals, Greg Jones on guitar & vocals, Wade Russell on bass & vocals & Steve Gavigan on drums & Paula on vocals.
In residence every First Thurs. at Stinson's Bistro since June 2015.
Residencies at 888 Pan Asian, 2nd Fridays Senior Dance.
Bi-monthly Driskill Hotel, summer 2017 Moontower, Central Mkt. Also played GiddyUps & The Little Longhorn
We're usually a 5-person band, but can add or subtract depending on the gig. Duos, Trios or 6-7m piece available.
We are happy to fill tune requests with notice. Play straight classic country or a mix with rock (Elvis etc) Rockabilly, Swing, Pop and standards.
Paula Russell's Website has direct link to youtube and Facebook.
Paula Played the lead role in the professional production of Always Patsy Cline to sold out SRO crowds.
"I booked the Paula Russell Band for a private corporate function at the Driskill Hotel. They exceeded my expectations! I loved everything about working with these pros! It was a joy to listen to them and yet they never over-powered the guests who enjoyed being able to socialize as well as hear a great singer." Maggie G.
"As soon as we heard the Paula Russell Band we knew they were our 'Dream Texas Wedding Band.' They learned 2 special songs for us, arrived early, set up their own sound, dressed up for us and played wonderful danceable music all night.” Brian and Anna Peterson
Quote from legendary, platinum record-winning drummer, Merel Bregante:
“Sarah Pierce and I went to see the Paula Russell Band play last night.
A really fun gig. Dancers under the Super Moon.
Paula, Ernie Durawa, John Russell, John X Reed, Bill Starrett. All-star band behind a wonderful singer.
If you get a chance, go see Paula perform. Well worth the effort.
Great old country music being honored as it should be. Yea...Paula!!”
We're ready to play for you!
From duo with one of these guys: John Russell (pedal steel or guitar), Rick McRae (guitar), David Webb (keyboard) or Greg Jones (guitar)
to full band with Leon Grizzard on guitar & vocals, Greg Jones on guitar & vocals, Wade Russell on bass & vocals & Steve Gavigan on drums.
Other usual suspects may include Ernie Durawa, John X Reed, Bill Starrett,
Charlie Murphy, Melodie Zapata, John Chandler, Jim Stringer.