Local Reviews: RuRu

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RuRu
Elizabeth
North Platte Records
Street: 06.06
RuRu = Bright Eyes + Joshua James + Band of Annuals
An open, starry night and a brilliant fire would do nicely while listening to Isaac Russell’s soothing voice. With powerful lyrics (similar to those of Joshua James) and strong vocals used in “Bark at Ghosts,” Russell seemed to have something new and grand to add to the growing folk scene. Sadly, “West Virginia” falls into a Band of Annuals lull, which continues until “Battle of Normandy” storms in, creating a defined RuRu again. Russell is very talented and has a wonderful folk air. I just hope he doesn’t blend and fade into the shadows of others.