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Allison Russell (Birds of Chicago, Our Native Daughters) shares why she believes that "love will never die"

Harmonics with Beth Behrs

Society & Culture

Allison Russell is one half of the acclaimed roots music duo Birds of Chicago, alongside her husband JT Gray.

Born and raised in Quebec, Russell survived a traumatic childhood, teaching herself various instruments as a way to cope before eventually finding her voice within the Vancouver music scene. On this episode, Russell talks with host Beth Behrs about that childhood trauma, the healing power of music and artistic community, the history of the banjo, the intersectionality of the honest conversations currently being had in our culture, and much, much more.

A word to our listeners: This episode contains intense and honest descriptions of the guest's childhood trauma that may be triggering to some listeners. While there is nothing directly explicit in the content, listener discretion is advised.

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