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24.1.11

Teresa Russell and Cocobilli


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Teresa Russell and Cocobilli - Bustin' Loose - 1999 - Mojo Loon Records

Russell's guitar style unleashes heated torrents a la Robin Trower and Rory Gallagher, with touches of the more nuanced licks of Beck and Larry Carlton's hotter playing. - Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News Press

Teresa Russell is a legitimate blues/rock triple threat in that she is an excellent vocalist, intensely personal songwriter, and an emotionally charged and powerful electric guitarist. Without a doubt, the finest female blues/rocker that I have heard.- Tom Branson, Bluesrockers Magazine

DON’T MOCK THE WOMAN OF ROCK! I used to work at a music store and among the host of aweful characters who frequented the small town shop was the "chicks can't playguitar" guy.This no brainer insisted - citing causes ranging from God to Darwin - that it was not a females place to rock. How I wish he could have met Teresa Russell. With one show she could have smashed his Neanderthal theories back to what ever cave he crawled out of. She is one of the best guitarists in the county, regardless of gender, and by far the most active. - Chris Jay, Ventura County Reporter

"If you took some Stevie Ray Vaughn, added a good measure of Bonnie Raitt, then stirred with a Jeff Beck swizzle stick, you’d be getting close to the incredible music of Teresa Russell & Cocobilli. This band absolutely re-defines “power trio”. And Russell represents a unique talent, combining song-writing, strong vocal expression and guitar virtuosity in a single package. Arranged with co-songwriter/bassist Billi Breland, their musical structures range from lyrical to slam rock, and everything in between. One of my personal favorites is “Just Outside”, a heart-wrenching, love-wreck, set to honey melodies. And on the other end, I’d have to pick “Show You What Love Can Do”, title track of their most recent CD. The range is impressive. Teresa Russell & Cocobilli are artists that one day will be “instantly” famous, after years of incomprehensible anonymity. That day may be coming soon, so come see her while you can still afford the tickets". - San Diego Review

I have had the pleasure of listening to a great many exceptional guitarists and Ms. Russell would play circles around many of them and be in comfortable company with the best of them. Quite simply a Blues & Rock & Roll treat that must be experienced to be appreciated" - Bobby Deal, Riff Magazine

Teresa Russell is a raging Southern California guitar phenomenon. Described as "the most awesome Female rock guitarist ...ever!" this is simply an understatement - Teresa Russell is one of the best guitarists out there: male or female. - John Kearney, Record Reviewer

A powerful blues statement laden with rock-star level guitar solos. - Bill Locey, LA Times

I've just had my mind blown away by listening to Teresa’s version of 'Still Got The Blues', and most especially 'Guitarmageddon' from the BluePower website. Absolutely Outstanding says it all! She has a talent to make the guitar sing in a way that I've only ever heard before in the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen and Walter Trout. Cheers! - Ralph Cowle, BluePower.com

As a pro guitarist for some 40 years I want to say that Teresa Russell has no trouble hanging with the big boys like Robben Ford, Garth Webber, Steve Morse, Larry Carlton and Bill Frisell! Continued success! - Lloyd Barre, blueoasis.4t.com
“Teresa Russell....That woman can rock!" Good Morning LA, Fox TV

Teresa Russell is an exceptional guitarist and vocalist, and deserves more media attention. Buy Teresa Russell & Cocobilli's "Show You What Love Can Do" album available through http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/teresarussell3

TRACKS

1 Bustin' Loose 4:27
2 Need Your Love 5:49
3 Just Outside 6:35
4 Up Against the Wall 6:17
5 Why Baby Why 4:52
6 Out of Nowhere 6:43
7 Let's Make It Last All Night 3:56
8 Gotta Get It (The Na Na Song) 5:39
9 Left Me With The Blues 7:12
10 Burnin' Up The Edge 5:09
11 I'm Leavin' You 12:45
12 He's So Cool 6:23

All songs composed by Teresa Russell & Billi Breland

MUSICIANS

Teresa Russell - Guitar, Vocals
Billi Breland - Bass, Vocals
Coco Roussel - Drums

BIO

A raging Southern California guitar phenomenon...Described as "the most awesome Female rock guitarist...ever!" this is simply an understatement - Teresa Russell is one of the best guitarists out there: male or female. She has performed all over the world and has shared the stage with guitar rockers such as Johnny Winter, Walter Trout, Carl Verheyen, Corby Yates and others. Teresa, is the only female to ever qualify" in the top eight" for the national finals in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame/Guitar Center’s lead guitar competition, Guitarmageddon. Competing with over 2000 guitarists across the country, she accomplished this by winning the West regional in Los Angeles where she received "out-of-seat-thumbs-up" kudos from such Grammy award, celebrity judges/guitarists as Steve Lukather (Toto) and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol). Teresa started guitar lessons at age 7. She was playing teen halls, high schools and navy bases by age 9. At age 12, she was playing on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. With guitar influences such as Hendrix and Clapton, she rocked regularly at Gazzari's and the Whiskey A-Go-Go. Numerous TV appearances followed as well as writing songs for a movie called The Young Graduates. At age 14, Teresa and her band were contracted to do a six-month engagement in Mexico City, performing at the El Camino Real and El Senior Real Hotels and night clubs. After attending Northridge University on a guitar scholarship, she hit the road to continue seasoning her rock chops in countless roadhouse bars throughout the western U.S. She later formed an all-female rock band and performed for several years on the Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe circuits. After touring all over the world with Helen Reddy throughout the late 80's, playing live TV and major concert venues, Teresa decided to pursue projects of her own. She focused on her blues-rock roots with an aggressive style establishing a wide-spread fan base throughout southern California. As a song writer, arranger, programmer and producer, Teresa is working on a new CD with Cocobilli which continues to deliver electrifying performances featuring raging guitar solos. Her vocal style has been compared to such divas as Janis Joplin, Melissa Etheridge, and Bonnie Raitt, combining a rock-hard edge with a supple warmth that quickly distinguishes her voice as uniquely that of Teresa Russell. Joined in her virtuosity by bassist Billi Breland and drummer Coco Roussel, this popular trio can be seen performing regularly throughout Southern California. Teresa also leads a popular festive cajun/zydeco band called Acadiana, influenced by the Creole music of Southwestern Louisiana combined with rock, R&B, bluegrass and original music. Check out their latest CD, “Fiddle Around At The Mardi Gras”. A life time of cultivating and playing music would not be complete with out an occasional jazz performance with her mom Pat Russell, a well seasoned torch singer who influenced and guided Teresa throughout her young musical career. Teresa honored her mom by teaming up and producing their first jazz CD together in 2006, appropriately called “Russell”. © 2009 Teresa Russell All rights reserved http://www.teresarussell.com/bios.php

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guinea pig said...

So many BLUES!
Thanks!
:))
Today is my birthday. Excellent gift!

A.O.O.F.C said...

Happy Birthday, No.1. Enjoy yourself and not too much "jungle juice"!!! Cheers, & ttu soon