FDRMX (REVIEW)-

John Russell seemed to be the most unique of the five White Label artists – self-titled on YouTube; this Michigan native came ready to play his guitar with vocals powerful enough to make jaws drop. Perhaps the only SXSW artists to strum an acoustic guitar in a black suit, Russell’s unique demeanor and bluesy passion made his set the most enjoyable and unpredictable. It was hard to believe the raw vocals he possessed until he opened his mouth and let out an inner James Morrison. His musicality was unique, but his distinctive influences peaked out amid the lines of every chord progression...
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NEW YORK (TK) 

On Saturday, March 21, SPIN and AXE® are making SXSW 2015 extra special with the AXE White Label Collective Party at Cheer Up Charlies in Austin, Texas. Fresh off his thrilling Oscars performance, the AXE White Label Collective Party will feature special guest John Legend, alongside debut performances from the AXE White Label Collective artists, handpicked and mentored by Legend himself...

SPIN.COM-

March 17 2015, 10:37 AM ET

South by Southwest's music conference kicks off tomorrow, and as SPIN announced last week, this Saturday in Austin is the Axe White Label Collective party powered by SPINevent. The party will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at Cheer Up Charlies...

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SAV MORNING NEWS-

Just like most young singers/songwriters living in Savannah, John Russell is trying to get his name out and make a living doing what he loves most — making music. 

So Russell was floored when he found out he was handpicked by Oscar winner and Emmy Award-winning musician John Legend...
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