Best Americana Album – The Returner
Best American Roots Song – “The Returner”
Best Americana Performance – “The Returner”
Best American Roots Performance – “Eve Was Black”


“An artistic liberation that sounds in song after song, positively exhilarating.” – NPR FRESH AIR

“On her remarkable 2021 album, “Outside Child,” Allison Russell recalled childhood abuse and celebrated her survival. Her new one, “The Returner,” is just as strong, and it examines larger forces as well.” – NEW YORK TIMES

The Montreal born singer-songwriter re-invents Americana. Again.  It’s self-evident, Allison Russell is very much in a genre of one.” 4 STARS / -MOJO 

“Allison Russell’s second solo album brings to mind a verse from the Bible: ‘Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.’ The album has its heavy moments, but it’s largely brighter — and funkier, thanks to a band including former Prince collaborators Wendy & Lisa.”  – VULTURE

“It was only a matter of time before she made her album for the ages. The Returner is that album.”   UNCUT 

“Her most exquisite subversion lies in how she’s come to embody a critique and revision of 21st century artistic brilliance, proving that her magnetic voice registers most potently as she orchestrates genuinely communal creativity.” – NPR MUSIC

“Rapturous”- VARIETY

“A 10-song collection woven together with surprise, gratitude, pain, and musical beauty the world has never quite seen before…a 5-star triumph in the face of pain.” – AMERICAN SONGWRITER 

This morning, singer-songwriter, poet, activist, and multi-instrumentalist Allison Russell received four GRAMMY nominations for her triumphant new album, The Returner (Fantasy Records). The album racked up nominations for Best Americana Album, Best American Roots Song and Best Americana Performance for the album’s title track “The Returner,” and Best American Roots Performance for album single “Eve Was Black.” With four previous nominations, Russell’s career-total now stands at eight GRAMMY nominations in just three short years. Find The Returner HERE. The 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air Sunday, February 4th, 2024 on CBS and will stream on Paramount+.

Russell is currently on a major U.S. headlining tour that will wrap up in January of 2024. Today, she also announced that she’ll join Hozier on his Unreal Unearth Tour, supporting dates throughout April, May, and June 2024, including two nights at Forest Hills Stadium in New York on June 4th and 5th. Hozier appears on Allison Russell’s new album, singing on the closing track “Requiem,” and she supported on his UK and Ireland tour earlier this year. She will also support on select dates for Tyler Childers this summer. A full list of tour dates is below.



Earlier this month, Allison Russell made her debut on the UK institution, Later….with Jools Holland, where she performed the song “Stay Right Here” and last week, she performed the title track off her album on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where she had the legendary Wendy & Lisa join her for the performance- WATCH HERE. 

The Returner was written and co-produced by Allison along with dim star (her partner JT Nero and Drew Lindsay) and was recorded over Solstice week in December 2022 at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, CA. It features Russell’s “Rainbow Coalition” ensemble: Elenna Canlas, Elizabeth Pupo-Walker, Ganessa James, Joy Clark, Kerenza Peacock, Larissa Maestro, Mandy Fer (Sway Wild), Megan Coleman, Meg McCormick , SistaStrings (Chauntee & Monique Ross) , Wendy & Lisa (Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman aka The Revolution) and Wiktoria Bialic.

Since the release of her debut solo LP two years ago, Outside Child, Russell’s often devastating, deeply moving, cathartic celebration of survivor’s joy has become one of the most acclaimed albums of the past 10 years. Now comes the second chapter, The Returner, a body-shaking, mind-expanding, soulful expression of liberation, love, and self-respect that serves as a fierce declaration of joy for all survivors that have made it to the other side. Allison, JT, and Drew built The Returner from the bottom up with a rhythm-first, genre-fluid approach. The improvisational energy of great female artists sparked the album’s fierce joy, and provided a wider canvas for Allison’s immense, unlimited talent. In all, the new album doesn’t just deliver on the promise of the last two years, it exceeds all reasonable (and unreasonable) expectations and affirms Allison Russell’s place among music’s most vital artists⎯and The Returner, as one of 2023’s most essential recordings.

Following a diverse career as a featured member of acclaimed bands including Po’ Girl, Birds of Chicago and Our Native Daughters, Russell finally dared to release her solo project in 2021. “It’s an album of strength and affirmation, not victimization,” said The New York Times in their profile on Russell and Outside Child. Following the album’s release, Russell performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Ellen, Late Night With Stephen Colbert, CBS Saturday Morning, Austin City Limits, The Kelly Clarkson Show made her Opry debut and appeared at the Country Music Hall of Fame and performed at the 2022 GRAMMY’s Premiere Ceremony.

The accolades for Russell have been immense. In addition to her 8 GRAMMY nominations, she has earned three 2022 Americana Award nominations and a win for Album of the Year, two International Folk Music Award wins, a 2022 Juno nomination for ‘Songwriter of the Year,’ and her first-ever Juno Award win for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year. Russell received two 2021 Americana Awards nominations, won three Canadian Folk Music Awards, two UK Americana Music Awards, and more. She was recently nominated for Song of the Year and Artist of the Year for the 2023 Americana Awards. In addition, Russell has consistently used her newfound platform to elevate, educate and inspire; curating the history making Once And Future Sounds: Roots and Revolution set for the Newport Folk Festival in 2021 and mobilizing this year’s triumphant Love Rising All-Star benefit concert in support of LGBTQIA+ causes in Nashville – raising over $550,000 and calling national attention to Tennessee’s dangerous anti-trans and anti-drag laws. Russell has also announced a book deal with Flatiron/MacMillan for her debut novel, a memoir based on her life and the material that inspired Outside Child and The Returner.

Tour Dates:
# -Supporting Tyler Childers
*-Supporting Hozier
Nov 10 – Admiral Theatre – Bremerton, WA- SOLD OUT
Nov 11 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA – SOLD OUT
Nov 13 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT-SOLD OUT
Nov 15 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO
Nov 16 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
Nov 17 – Roaring Fork Sessions – Aspen, CO
Nov 29 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA- SOLD OUT
Nov 30 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
Dec 02 – Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts – Katonah, NY- SOLD OUT
Dec 03 – Infinity Hall Hartford – Hartford, CT
Dec 05- BOMBYX Center for Artist & Equity- Northampton, MA- SOLD OUT
Dec 07 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA- SOLD OUT
Dec 08 – Portland House of Music – Portland, ME – SOLD OUT
Dec 09 – Levon Helm Studios – Woodstock, NY – SOLD OUT
Dec 10- The Birchmere- Alexandria, VA
Jan 11 – The Basement East – Nashville, TN- SOLD OUT
Jan 12The Basement East- Nashville, TN
Jan 13 – Sheldon Theater – St. Louis, MO
Jan 14 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL- SOLD OUT
Jan 16 – St. Cecilia Music Center – Grand Rapids, MI
Apr 20 – Coastal Credit Union Music Park – Raleigh, NC* 
Apr 23 – PNC Music Pavilion  – Charlotte, NC*
Apr 25 – BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove  – Southaven, MS*
Apr 26 – Walmart AMP– Rogers, AR*
Apr 28 – Dos Equis Pavilion – Dallas, TX*
Apr 30 – Moody Center – Austin, TX*
May 02 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman– Houston, TX*
May 05 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre– Pelham, AL*
May 08 – Amway Center – Orlando, FL* 
May 10 – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL*
May 11 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds – Tampa, FL*
May 15 – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach – Virginia Beach, VA*
May 17 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD*
May 19 – Broadview Stage at SPAC  – Saratoga Springs, NY*
May 21 – Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater at Lakeview – Syracuse, NY*
May 27 – CFG Bank Arena – Baltimore, MD#- SOLD OUT
Jun 04 – Forest Hills Stadium – Forest Hills, NY*
Jun 05 – Forest Hills Stadium – Forest Hills, NY*
Aug 10- Hayden Homes Amphitheater- Bend, OR#- SOLD OUT
Aug 11-  Hayden Homes Amphitheater- Bend, OR#- SOLD OUT

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