RICKY RUSSO.COM • THE MOST ENTHUSTIASTIC MAN IN NEW YORK • ESCURSIONI A PIEDI NELLA NEW YORK DELLA MUSICA-CINEMA-LETTERATURA

I am a music journalist and historian, tour guide (member of GANYC), DJ and sound designer, creator of radio and TV programs and musical event organizer.

I was born in Trieste, Italy, and grew up immersed in the underground, indie, rock’n’roll and punk music scenes of northern Italy and the former Yugoslavia.

Music has always been the driving force behind my life, the common denominator of my work, and the passion that keeps me going. I hold a degree in Modern Humanities from the University of Trieste, with a thesis on the origins of punk cinema.

From 2004 to 2019, together with my sister Elisa (The Russos), I directed the cult radio program In Orbita on RadioTV Capodistria (on air in Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia). 

Since moving to New York in 2013 I have worked for ICN Radio NY, Radio Nuova York, and the newspaper America Oggi.

I currently collaborate with Radio Ara (Luxembourg), Radio Contrabanda Barcelona (Spain), Il Piccolo daily newspaper (Trieste, Italy) and the Italian-language music journals Rumore and Blow Up

My most recent book, Daghe! El Greatest Hits (2017), won the “Save Your Local Language” literary prize for works written in the regional dialects of Italy.