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“I Want Jesus to Walk with Me” | Catherine Russell |

by | Mar 31, 2021 |, Season Three, Watch

This week, vocalist Catherine Russell joined Ike Sturm, Sara Caswell, and Jesse Lewis to share a beautiful and driving rendition of the African American Spiritual, “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me.”

Catherine Russell, vocals
Sara Caswell, violin
Jesse Lewis, guitar
Ike Sturm, composer + bassist

Catherine Russell is a native New Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was a legendary pianist / composer / bandleader, and Louis Armstrong’s long-time musical director. Her mother, the late Carline Ray, was a pioneering vocalist / guitarist / bassist who performed with International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Mary Lou Williams, and Sy Oliver. Cat toured and recorded with Carrie Smith, Steely Dan, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Michael Feinstein, Levon Helm, Toshi Reagon and Rosanne Cash, among others, appearing on over 200 albums. Learn more about Cat on her website:

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