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Up Against It

by Woody Russell

Woody Russell releases "Up Against It"; a hard hitting, blues infused and soul drenched album from the heart of Texas - a follow up to the 2006 IMA "Album of the Year" nominated, "Salt".
Genre: Blues: Texas Style
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1. Make It Tough On Me
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2. That's Just the Way My Wheels Roll
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3. They Won't Know What Hit Them
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4. Under My Door
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5. The Right Side of the Grass
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6. Moonshine (For My Wounded Heart)
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7. Don't Bring It Home
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8. The Things We Do
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9. Between Nowhere and Goodbye
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WOODY RUSSELL blows apart any preconceptions about what his next move might be: "Up Against It" is his long-awaited new album on the CUTS Music Group label. This vibrant blues/soul outing is a testimony to Russell's long held passion for the blues. Across nine tracks the recording highlights his incisive guitar chops in a way that no previous release of his has and brings new meaning to the term "contemporary blues". But, in addition to the stinging fret-board firepower, Russell's vocals pour on the soul and remind us that he absolutely means every phrase, every word. "Up Against It" celebrates, aches, rocks and soothes; his most thoroughly potent recording to date. Here's proof that modern blues is alive and well, and in good hands; not just because he can pull it off, but because - as Woody himself has stated - it's his "only way forward".

Woody Russell's distinctly soulful performances have already won him the respect of audiences around the country. With the release of three previous albums on his CUTS Music label – including the 2006 IMA "Album Of The Year" nominated Salt - and performances at countless venues from clubs to the prestigious Newport Folk Festival, Russell's top-notch songwriting, guitar playing and showmanship have been years in the making.

Woody is proud to be an official Grosh Guitars Artist.



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Jerry Jakala

heart & soul
From knowing Woody and his music I already knew that this cd was going to be a killer project but what I did not realize is just how many wonderful sonic surprises were in store for me.
Woody hit my heart and soul as only the best of them can.

The Blues Hound - KPFT 90.1 FM Houston

Howlin' the Blues
Woody Russell brings an excitingly fresh, diverse and dynamic approach to the blues with his newest release "Up Against It". Strong compostions with melodic vocals firmly anchored with a driving, top notch band. Pick up a copy and give it a spin...you'll be glad you did.

Tom Hyslop

Blues Revue
Woody Russell has crafted a lovely collection of original blues and soul music… appealing guitar tones; his crisp, inventive lines blend funk and blues with Jeff Beck’s fearlessness.