Q:Lojo:
I hear you also have an awesome rendition of The Holly and The Ivy. Have you thought about an acoustic Christmas CD with just your solo voice and guitar? These are great!

I do have a groovy rendition of Holly & Ivy. And yes, I have thought about a holiday CD. The problem is I have so many projects I want to do I tend to spin my wheels a bit. Currently, I'm focused on the new CD. Then, hopefully I'll have some freetime this summer/fall to work on the holiday stuff for next year.

Hi and Happy all of it to both of you! Hugs from me!!!

Replied on 12/21/2012 Google+
Q:Hey Lojo, Glad you are doing well. I was the chair of the Duluth-Superior Pride committee back in 95 or 96 that booked you.

Howdy Cowboy,
Wow, has it been that long? I was actually trying to play there this year but wasn't able to get in.
Hope all is well with you and next time I'm up your way please stop by and say hello!
~Lojo

Replied on 10/15/2012 Google+
Q:Hi Lojo, again.

Would love to have you come this way sometime. Have you been to WNY? Great place to visit. (Niagara Falls). Would be happy to scout around for some places to play (Buffalo).

Dave

Aha! Yes, I DO remember you now. You were very gracious and I appreciated your enthusiasm of my music/performance. As for WNY I've only been as W and N as Ithaca.
Now, funny you should ask about shows...because I'm putting together a quick right coast tour for the end of October. The weekends are booked but I could use some mid-week shows.Are there any small music venues near you that you patronize? Or, maybe you'd like to host a house concert? Either way you are welcome to contact me at my regular e-ddress: lojo@lojorusso.com.
Thanks again Dave...and Todd!
~Lojo

Replied on 08/28/2012 Google+
Q:Hi Lojo,

Just wanted to say hello, and also check out your memory skills. We met in Davenport last month. Been enjoying your cd since.

Dave (Todd)

Tonawanda
New York

Hi Dave/Todd,
I'm a bit embarrased to say that without a more specific context I do not remember you. I hope you will forgive me since June was an incredibly busy month for me.
Be that as it may - I want to thank you again for buying my CD and I'm glad you're enjoying it. I'm hoping to do some shows on the right coast this fall and maybe I'll get close enough to Tonawanda to say hello. (Know of any good places for me to play?)
Peace. ~Lojo

Replied on 07/30/2012 Google+
Q:Hi Lojo....Your FB page says your DSM Art Fest concert starts at Noon. The art fest schedule has you playing from 10AM to Noon. Can you let me know when you are performing? Thanks, Kate R.

Hi Kate!
Well, I realize that I"m a few weeks late with this answer and I can only hope that you were able to catch some of my show.
I wasn't aware that FB would used 'noon' as a start time when I had set it to TBA. My apologies for this schedule error. As a rule the venue website schedule is usually the accurate schedule.
In the meantime - if you missed me at the Art Fair I'll be at Ritual Cafe (DM) on Aug 10.
Take care ~Lojo

Replied on 07/30/2012 Google+
Q:When are you going to have another album out girl? You are such a rock star in my world I just can't get enough of your music! My nieces and nephew have been Lojo-ized and are wanting more! ;o) #1

Wow! Very cool. My plans are to have something out by the end of this year or first part of 2013.
Thanks for asking ~Lojo

Replied on 06/11/2012 Google+
Q:are you playing mpls/ st. paul area soon?

Hi!
I'll be back in the Twins the first week of August.
3 Crows in Delano and Charlie's Irish Pub in Stillwater.
My full show schedule can be found on my Facebook music page [http://facebook.com/LojoRussoMusic]
Thanks for asking! ~Lojo

Replied on 06/11/2012 Google+
Q:I can't access your schedule of upcoming gigs. When is the next time you are playing in the Twin Cities area? Thanks!! Tami

Hi Tami,

Actually, I'll be in Minneapolis this Thursday at Merlin's Rest and in Mankato this Saturday at The Coffee Hag!

If you're getting my e-mails you can check the subject line for the states I'll be visiting each month. This month I'll be in IA, IL and MN.

If you're having trouble getting my schedule from my website you can check my facebook music page https://www.facebook.com/LojoRussoMusic.

Hope that helps and hope to see you when I get there! ~Lojo

Replied on 05/07/2012 Google+
Q:I want to know the stories about what inspired these songs: 13 moons and You and I . . . I think your fans would also like to hear the story about what inspired Flying, which you shared at my party

Wow! Well 13 was inspired by the phrase 13 moons, which is a year's cycle. I am always awed by the moon and perplexed how someone who loves the light of the moon can be so afraid of the dark. I thought about the change my life had been thru (I finally left a 15yr relationship that was very hurtful and distrusting) and it just made sense to use the analogy to show the movement from dark to light.
u&i was inspired by my current girlfriend. She makes me so stupid happy sometimes I can't stand it! I can't imagine ever waking up without her beside me. The final verse was to poke her up cuz she thinks my renaissance days are silly so I had to use the -happily ever after- reference.

And you're right. I need to start sharing these stories with my fans and friends. I have a blog site and I'm revamping the website. I'll get these stories out there ASAP!

Replied on 04/06/2012 Google+
Q:For an aspiring musician (13 year old guitarist) what advice would you offer?

Love what you do!! Music is a beautiful part of life and everyday I get to play is a beautiful day.
It's hard work and it takes a lot of practice but if you truly love what you do it's easy.
Good Luck and play hard! ~Lojo

Replied on 04/06/2012 Google+