August 11: The Hereafter Party, a fundraiser for the Children’s Room. Russ will be playing saxophone, flute, percussion and few background vocals on a set of 1980s David Bowie songs.

August 19: Snakes on a Lake, with Tyra Penn and Her Army of Snakes, Stow MA, 6 to 8 pm

September 15: Mahmoud Ahmed at Town Hall, NYC. Russ will be joining Ethiopia’s greatest singer and songwriter once again, following smash shows at Carnegie Hall, Wolf Trap and the Zellerbach Auditorium in 2016.

September 16: Cool September BugalĂș with Lookie Lookie. The MOST FUN band in the Western Hemisphere hosts another Latin BugalĂș party at the Accurate Records loft in Somerville. Special bonus opener: a brand new project from David Champagne, of the band Treat Her Right, featuring Vicente Lebron and Zayra Pola on percussion and Russ on keyboard bass, sax and flute.

September 23: another show with David Champagne, location TBA

October 13: with Tyra Penn and Her Army of Snakes at the Stomping Ground, Putnam CT

October 14: Lookie Lookie at the Dance Hall, Kittery ME

Winter 2017-18:

CD release – the Collected Unconscious, by the Either/Orchestra (Accurate Records)

CD release – Nalbandian the Ethiopian, by the Either/Orchestra (Ethiopiques – Buda Musique)