Susan Marshall and Reba Russell
PART OF ON STAGE AT THE HALLORAN CENTRE
Reba Russell and Susan Marshall have joined forces to create a special eclectic soul-filled evening of powerful song. These women are two of the most accomplished and celebrated singers in the Mid-South. Both have garnered national and international acclaim during careers that span over thirty years.
After performing together for decades, doing live shows, concerts and festivals, these two women’s voices combine in a manner that is both powerful and nuanced and is a wonder to behold. Susan and Reba have performed with or sung background vocals for many well-known artists including, most recently, Al Green and Foy Vance.
Madjack Records artist Susan Marshall has appeared on Austin City Limits, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and the BBC’s Later with Jools Holland. Her studio background vocal work has garnered multiple gold and platinum record awards as well as the distinction of having sung background vocals on five Grammy-nominated recordings.
During her career, Ms Marshall has graced the stages or recording studios of Lucinda Williams, Afghan Whigs, Cat Power and the Memphis Rhythm Band, Keith Richards, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Norah Jones, Lenny Kravitz, Ann Peebles, Solomon Burke, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Mavis Staples, Bobby Blue Bland, and Primal Scream.
Reba Russell is a name synonymous with the Memphis Music scene. Beginning early in the 1980’s (with band’s Visions, Portrait, and Reba and the Portables) and now currently fronting the Reba Russell Band, Reba has covered most bases in the music industry including touring throughout the United States and Europe and releasing eight albums independently.
Reba has lent her talents on stage and/or on recordings to U2 (When Love Comes to Town, BB King/ Bono), Class of 55 Homecoming (featuring Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins), Huey Lewis and the News (“Soulsville” album), Carla Thomas, Tracy Nelson, Jim Dickinson, Sid Selvidge, Lucero, Jimmy Thackery, and Collective Soul.
In 2011, Reba was nominated for the “Koko Taylor Vocal Award” by the Blues Foundation during their annual Blues Music Awards Show in Memphis and more recently, in November of 2018, she was honored with a Beale Street Brass Note.