From the inception of her music career, Paris Luna has crafted classy, subtle songs with shimmering melodies, heartwarming lyrics and timeless sounds. Over the course of 7 years, guitarist Michael Harris, drummer Kane Russell (formerly with Zac Brown Band for 5 years), Toby Marriott (The Strays) and Heather Russell (vocalist, pianist, acoustic guitarist and songwriter) known as Paris Luna, have found an exceptional formula to creatively fuse country and rock, producing a unique sound all of their own.
The band’s signature sound is delighting both critics and fans alike. Paris Luna’s first album “City Lights” was released early 2007. The album reached rapid success and has, to date, been signed to Discovery Channel for use in 187 countries 5 networks and also aired on over 30 television shows from networks like: E!, Lifetime, MTV, VH1 and Showtime.
The band has been ‘Road Warriors’ for many years playing over 285 shows a year in venues such as The Bitter End in New York, Ciceros in St. Louis, The Centerstage in Atlanta, South By Southwest Music Festival 2007 and again in 2011. At the Atlantis Music Festival in 2007, they were picked to be 1 of 20 bands from over 250 bands to be on its compilation and at the ESPN Pro Elite Bass Masters Tournament in 2011, they were picked to be featured as 1 of 16 bands to play over the course of the three day event.
Most recently, Paris Luna won the 2012 GA Music Awards Best Rock Female and the band and song “Tell Me Why” has been featured on 94.9 The Bull Atlanta’s Backyard Country multiple times and is quickly becoming a favorite of Backyard Country! They also had the honor to play at the Atlanta Braves game on September 3, 2011, as well as playing the Ga Dome Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw show, Wild Bills with Jordan Rager of The Voice as well as with Kurt Thomas and joined the stage with John Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band at Tavern 99, Barry Waldrep’s Band of Brothers and Sisters Lake Wedowee Jam, Played with Phillips Phillips and Lonestar Downtown Touchdown 2012, interviewed with Artie Kornfeld (creator of Woodstock 69s) radio station, as well as Rock and Ride with Drivin N Cryin sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe
Paris Luna is also an advocate for children and has played at Children’s Hospitals through “500 Songs for Kids” and multiple camps associated with the hospitals. They are working on a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta as well as other charity organizations to help make a difference in a better tomorrow. (from the Paris Luna Facebook)
Here is a way you can help Paris by contributing to the PRESALE of her New EP “Between the Ditches” She has kept it between the ditches for many years and you can help her to keep going forward!
Her new EP, Between the Ditches, features 4 great new songs recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN! She needs extra help to get her new music out.
In return, She offers great rewards and will take any recommendations if you have something in mind!
Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help:
~Help her make some noise about the campaign.
~You can easily use the Indiegogo share tools for Facebook and Twitter.
Photos by Bob Lee