Released independently in January of 1998, "Buried Treasure" contains a mixture of traditional blues and R&B, coupled with rock 'n' roll, for a potent experience.
Russell sang on two albums with the Irish group U2, including the "Rattle and Hum" hit "When Love Comes to Town" with Riley "B.B." King. She has bumped buns with Johnny Cash during the infamous Class of '55 sessions, and even a duet with Ringo Starr.
Russell is known for her voice. In a day and age when band members come and go like gypsies, Russell has been fortunate enough to have been accompanied by the same band-her husband Wayne Russell on bass, Robert Nighthawk III on harp and keyboards and James Cunningham on drums-for over 10 years. Guitar player Mojo Schicke joined the band in 1995.
Highlights include Percy Mayfield's classic "Please Send Me Someone To Love," "Don't Lead Me On" and "Waitin' for the Mail."
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