Songwriter/recording artist Barry Russo will be performing a concert on Friday, Sept. 25 at St. Peter’s Church, 350 Fair Street, Warwick. The event will be part of a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of St. Peter’s School. It is open to the public and will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the lower church hall. Ticket prices are $25 for adult couples, $15 for individuals and $5 for children, and are available by calling the parish office at 467-4895 or the school office at 781-9242. Tickets will also be available at the door, and proceeds will benefit St. Peter’s School’s P.A.S.S. Scholarship Fund.
Russo, a Rhode Island-based songwriter and performer, recently completed his third solo release, a six-song EP guided by the Nashville-based artist/production team of Watson & Nash. Songs from the new EP will be included in the concert on the 25th. His usual stylings blend Christian and inspirational, positive, upbeat themes into a melodic and energetic pop/rock package, and can range from serious reflections on life and faith to fun, carefree rants, such as his signature “Child of the 80s.”
In November of 2008, Russo traveled to Guam for a series of concerts and workshops with youth and adults in the Archdiocese of Agana.
Besides writing and recording, Russo is also a music ministry leader at St. Peter’s Church, and is a frequent performer in a number of local and regional venues. For more information, visit www.barryrusso.com.