About the Event
Tom Russell is “the greatest living folk-country songwriter.” – Rolling Stone magazine
October in the Railroad Earth was “the best record of the year.” – Bernie Taupin
Tom Russell is an award-winning American singer/songwriter. Having released more than three dozen albums, he is regarded by peers and fans alike as part of an American cultural and literary lineage that extends from the golden era of cowboy and folk traditions to the romantic yet hard-bitten Americana of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan; from Townes Van Zandt to the poetry and prose of writers such as Raymond Chandler, William Faulkner and Charles Bukowski.
His songs have been recorded by musical legends including Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, k.d. lang, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Dave Alvin, Iris DeMent, Dave Van Ronk, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Joe Ely and Tom Paxton.
Tom Russell describes his latest recording of original compositions, October in the Railroad Earth, as “Jack Kerouac meets Johnny Cash in Bakersfield.”
Bill Kirchen is featured on lead electric guitar, Eliza Gilkyson adds vocals, and the GRAMMY® Award-winning Texmaniacs appear on “Isadore Gonzalez,” about a Mexican cowboy who died in England during a performance of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. The record contains nine other originals, including the title song from the Irish film Small Engine Repair, and a cover of the traditional “Wreck of the Old 97.”
$75 - Section A
$55 - Section B
$35 - Section C
October in the Railroad Earth