Vickie Russell is an award-winning singer/songwriter originally from New York City who now resides in New Paltz, N.Y. She started out at age three, picking out melodies by ear on a relative’s piano under her grandmother’s tutelage, and begged her parents for piano lessons until finally they gave in. Vickie studied classical piano all through her school years. When she discovered Carol King and Elton John, she realized it was her calling in life to write and sing songs while accompanying herself. Vickie’s passion and purpose in life is to share her heart and humor through song. She has released three CDs of original songs on her own record label, Dance of the Dolphin. Vickie has shared the stage with Tuck and Patti, Christine Lavin, Donovan, Richie Havens, Rick Danko, and Leon Russell, to name a few. She’s played festivals, coffeehouses, libraries, colleges, clubs, and theaters all over the world. www.vickierussell.com.