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Indie, folk rolls through WNC

Alma Russ will play WNC this month. File photo Alma Russ will play WNC this month. File photo

Rising singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alma Russ will hit the stage at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at The Gem downstairs taproom at Boojum Brewing in Waynesville. 

Russ will also hit the stage at 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Lazy Hiker Brewing in Sylva.

Based out of Western North Carolina and with her unique brand of “patchwork music” (country, folk and Appalachian styles pieced together), Russ enjoys playing guitar, banjo and fiddle.

Russ was also a contestant on “American Idol” Season 16. Her most recent album, “Fool’s Gold,” was recorded in an abandoned church in the West Texas desert while Russ was on a national tour.

Both shows are free and open to the public. For more information on Russ, go to

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