Please forgive this uncharacteristic self-tooting of our own horn, but this project has been SUCH a long time coming– and we are so very excited that it is finally here!

Prestigious publication CHRISTIANITY TODAY scored the first review of ‘Faroe Islands’ and rated it 4 out of 5 stars. Here’s a sample from their website:

 

RUSS TAFF:  FAROE ISLANDS

Style: Southern soul; compare to Mike Farris, Jason Crabb, Michael English

Top tracks: “Heaven,” “God’s Love,” “Help Me”

Christian music’s most unique voice continues his legendary thirty-year recording legacy with a project inspired by friends from and recorded in the Faroe Islands. An amalgamation of his career’s genre-bending diversity, the bluesy singer covers southern rock (“Rock Bound”), pop (“Love Is a Cross”), alt-country (“Here Comes Jesus”), gospel (“Heaven”), and inspirational tearjerkers (“Help Me”) compellingly, while alternating original co-writes with his Faroe friends with high-profile covers of Larry Gatlin and Bob Dylan. Horn hits, ultimate background vocal soul, and funky tight band arrangements complete the stellar set. And though the album’s influences are varied, Taff’s scruffy vocal soul is constant.         Copyright © 2011 Christianity Today

 

Gospel Music Legend Russ Taff Releases All-New Recording

Five-Time GRAMMY® Award Winner Finds Renewal and Inspiration in The Faroe Islands

Nashville, TENN.—Gospel music legend Russ Taff took a few steps off the beaten path—actually, more than a few steps– all the way to a remote corner of the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean–to record his all-new release, Faroe Islands (Spring Hill Music). The project, released 8/23/11, was produced, recorded and partially penned during a series of visits to this mystically beautiful group of ancient islands.

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Russtaff.com FINALLY GOT a facelift!

Well, it took us a while, but thanks to Jakup Zachariassen and friends, we have a whole new look around here– more informational, user friendly and fun! WE ARE STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS, (especially the Store section– hang in there with us, OK?!) and we’re trying to improve it every day. If you have any suggestions, feel free to let us know. Stay tuned…

Cruise With A Cause

The Taff family recently participated in Cruise With A Cause to Jamaica. Billed as “the world’s largest missionary trip,’ 3075 people from all over the country visited schools in and around Montego Bay and delivered over 8 tons of free school supplies. Over 21,000 decisions for Christ were made!

Russ Performs at Gospel Music Hall of Fame Ceremony

Russ Taff helped induct Bill “Hoss” Allen into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame by performing one of the legendary DJ’s favorite songs, “Just Believe” at Monday night’s ceremony. Russ joined fellow performers and presenters Trace Adkins, Larry Gatlin, John Carter Cash, TobyMac, the Fairfield Four and Ernie Haase and Signature Sound at the music-filled program which was held at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, TN. The full list of this year’s inductees are: Johnny Cash, Hoss Allen, the Golden Gate Quartet and Degarmo and Key.

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