BRYAN RUSSO: A modern day Renaissance man of words, music, documentaries, and social philosophy
Award-winning journalist and acclaimed songwriter/musician, BRYAN RUSSO is a modern day Renaissance man. Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, he studied the classical violin and played Mozart but then quickly discovered the likes of Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, and Tom Waits. As a journalist, he was the brains and voice behind “Coastal Connection”, a weekly show on WAMU, an NPR station out of American University in Washington, D.C. For his journalistic endeavors there, Bryan won 19 Associated Press awards and two Edward R. Murrow awards. He now writes for The Dispatch and continues to spread his bluesy sound on stage with the likes of John Mayall, The Black Keys, Marc Broussard, Shooter Jennings, and Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue.