ALLISON RUSSELL | Portrait

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Allison Russell is a self-taught singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and co-founder of Our Native Daughters and Birds of Chicago. First, Allison speaks about music finding her from a young age and how the relationship with her mother played a massive role in her career. Then, Allison shares the story of finding her way out of a hazardous and life-threatening situation. Plus, Allison speaks about her first-ever solo project, Outside Child, and reveals the inspiration behind her work. Her project is all about resilience, survival, transcendence, the redemptive power of art, community, connection, and chosen family. Tune in as Allison launches her song Montreal from Outside Child.

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