Singer, songwriter, rock diva, music perfectionist, soaring soprano theatrically driven– This coast-to-coast girl with international roots harvested from a colorful life in the mountains, in the cities, on sandy shores, and ripened by a career that travels the world, knows what she loves: performance. Vocals, strong, graceful, wound around poignant lyrics. Music that laughs, cries, and ultimately celebrates.
Maureen pulls her influence from powerhouse artists like Aretha Franklin, Grace Potter and Faith Hill, adding theatrical skills which take her stage work into riveting performance art. Fans describe her voice as “stunning”, “heavenly”, and “moving.”
Following in the footsteps of writers like Sarah Bareilles and Adele, her songs weave stories of deep emotion and revealing truths. Here is original country, blues, and soulful pop delivered with sparkling vocals that mark Ms. Russell with a unique, unmatched signature sound. Maureen’s first EP, The Bittersweet, released on June 27th, 2012. Her song “Love Crime” won the best pop song award at The Alchemy songwriting Contest in 2015, and “Broken Hearts Still Beat” was just named in the top 5 AC category of The Great American Songwriting Contest.