Described as “the most awesome Female rock guitarist…ever!” this is simply an understatement – Teresa Russell is one of the best guitarists out there: male or female. She has performed all over the world and has shared the stage with guitar rockers such as Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Johnny Winter, Carl Palmer, Walter Trout, Carl Verheyen, Corby Yates and others.
Teresa started guitar lessons at age 7. She was playing teen halls, high schools and navy bases by age 9. At age 12, she was playing on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. With guitar influences such as Hendrix and Clapton, she rocked regularly at Gazzari’s and the Whiskey. Numerous tours TV and film appearances followed.
After attending Northridge University on a guitar scholarship, she hit the road to continue seasoning her rock chops in countless roadhouse bars throughout the western U.S. She later formed an all-female rock band and performed for several years on the Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe circuits.
After touring all over the world with Helen Reddy throughout the 80’s, Teresa decided to pursue projects of her own. She focused on her blues-rock roots with an aggressive style establishing a wide-spread fan base throughout southern California.
As a song writer, arranger, programmer and producer, Teresa has produced several CD’s with her bands TR & Cocobilli (blues/rock), Acadiana (cajun/zydeco ) as well as some jazz with her mom. Teresa continues to deliver electrifying performances featuring raging guitar solos with a vocal style that has been compared to such divas as Janis Joplin, Melissa Etheridge, and Bonnie Raitt. Teresa can be seen performing regularly throughout Southern California.