Tom Russell
Friday, October 28, 2011, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)cowboy noir singer-songwriter $30.50 advance / $32.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
October 28 8:00 pm

Tom RussellOne of America's premier singer-songwriters, Tom Russell grew up in California, soaking up the West Coast hillbilly sounds of Merle Travis and Buck Owens. He started his career in the country bars of Vancouver before moving on to the progressive country music scene of Austin, Texas. (He currently resides on a badland farm on the El Paso-Juarez border.) One of the seminal artists of the Americana movement, Tom blends country, rock, Tex-Mex, and folk sounds in finely honed character studies and gripping stories. He has written and recorded numerous classics, and created many inspired albums, like his Merle Haggard tribute, Tulare Dust, which consistently finds a spot on music writers' Best Albums lists.

An author and painter as well as a superlative songwriter, Tom's songs appear in numerous film and television soundtracks, and as covers on albums from other eminent artists such as Johnny Cash and Eliza Gilkyson. He recently released a new CD, Mesabi, a collection of compelling tales that connects the perilous bordertown of Juarez, Mexico to the glitz of Los Angeles.

 

 

 

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