WTTS In Conversation – Allison Russell

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
For Episode #82, Crystal McKenzie spoke with recent Grammy winner Allison Russell just before her Farm Aid performance last year. They talked Farm Aid, working with and befriending Brandi Carlile, as well as performing with Norah Jones and Willie Nelson. They also cover some hard topics about her upbringing that led to her activism.

Allison Russell performs with Hozier at Ruoff Music Center on May 28th

Find “WTTS In Conversation” here.


Dave Lindquist has written about music in Indianapolis for more than two decades. Now, Dave has his own show on WTTS. Join us Monday nights at 7 for The BEAT with Dave Lindquist. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from the Hives, Allison Russell and Indianapolis band Resounding Maybes.

Liz Phair, “Free Ride”
Sprints, “Adore Adore Adore”
Kristin Hersh, “Ms Haha”
The Mysterines, “Begin Again”
​​The Hives, “Rigor Mortis Radio”
Silversun Pickups, “I’m the Man”
Acantha Lang, “It’s Gonna be Alright”
Allison Russell, “The Returner”
Cut Worms, “Don’t Fade Out”
Slaughter Beach, Dog, “Strange Weather”
The Resounding Maybes, “Murder Mittens”
Mapache, “Ghosts”