The Tom Russell Anthology coming soon! (MP3 and audio links)

Veterans Day: The Tom Russell Anthology will be out from Shout! Factory on October 28. The 2 disc set from the American Icon includes two previously unreleased songs and a 24 page booklet with photos and Russell’s art. Tom’s songs have been covered by the likes of Johnny Cash and Nancy Griffith.

Streaming Links:  “Out in California” / “Who’s Gonna Build Your Wall?”

Download MP3’s: “Out in California” / “Who’s Gonna Build Your Wall?”

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 Veterans Day: The Tom Russell Anthology

is a 2-disc set produced by Tom Russell and Shout! Factory’s David McLees that includes a 24-page booklet featuring photos, Russell’s art, and an essay by Mike Regenstreif. Anthology contains 2 previously unreleased songs, “Dark Angel,” (acoustic version), and a new recording titled “Roll The Credits,” as well as songs from 19 of his albums including “Navajo Rug,” “Big Water,” with Iris Dement, “One And One” with Shawn Colvin, recorded about four years before her debut album, 4 songs co-written with Dave Alvin, and of course, “Veteran’s Day,” a song about an American POW once powerfully covered by Johnny Cash. 

Born in Los Angeles in 1953, the masterful songwriter now lives on the El Paso-Juarez border. Raised on the American West’s cowboy music, Russell’s musical style emerged as a mix of this as well as country, Tex-Mex and folk. Russell has recorded 25 albums and his songs have been covered by artists such as Johnny Cash, Nancy Griffith, Joe Ely, k.d. Lang, Suzy Bogguss, and Ramblin´ Jack Elliott. Tom Russell, who along with Dave Alvin was a pioneer of the Americana radio format, has received awards from ASCAP, CMA, and Folk Alliance, among others. Russell has appeared on “The Late Show With David Letterman” four times in the last few years.  

In addition to his songwriting career, Russell has lived a fascinating life. He has published three books, is an established painter, earned a Master´s Degree in Criminology from the University of California and taught school in Nigeria during the Biafran war. 

Tour Dates

Tom Russell

Oct 27-31: Cowboy Train Dates throughout Canada w/ Ian Tyson, Eliza Gilkyson.
Nov 6-8:  Heber City, UT (Cowboy Poetry Gathering)
Nov 10-14: Song Train Dates throughout Canada w/ Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore.
Nov 28 – San Diego, CA – Acoustic Music
Nov 29 – Santa Monica, CA – McCabes
Nov 30 – Thousand Oaks, CA – Thousand Oaks Library
Dec 1 – Visalia, CA – Maverick’s
Dec 3 – Santa Ynez, CA – Tales From The Tavern
Dec 4 – Monterey, CA – Monterey Live
Dec 5 – Santa Cruz, CA – Don Quixote
Dec 6 – Berkeley, CA – Freight And Salvage
Dec 7 – Winters, CA – The Palms
Dec 8 – Reno, NY – Great Basin Brewing Company
Jan 28-29 – Elko, NV – Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Feb 5 – Fort Worth, TX – McDavid Studio
Feb 6 – Austin, TX – Cactus Café
Feb 7 – Houston, TX – Mucky Duck

Track Listing

Disc One:         

1.         Joshua Tree (Tom Russell With Patricia Hardin)   
2.         Cropduster       
3.         One And One (Tom Russell With Shawn Colvin)
4.         U.S. Steel (Tom Russell Band)
5.         Home Before Dark (Tom Russell Band)
6.         Navajo Rug
7.         Veteran’s Day   
8.         Outbound Plane
9.         Gallo Del Cielo (Tom Russell With Ian Tyson)
10.        Haley’s Comet (Tom Russell Band)
11.        Manzanar         
12.        Cleaning Windows (Barrence Whitfield With Tom Russell)
13.        Tulare Dust/ Tearing The Labor Camps Down
14.        The Rose Of San Joaquin          
15.        Out In California
16.        St. Olav’s Gate (Tom Russell With Nancy Griffith)
17.        Big Water (Tom Russell With Iris Dement)          
18.        Angel Of Lyon (Live)
19.        Blue Wing (Live) (Tom Russell With Dave Alvin)   
20.        Beyond The Blues (Tom Russell With Jimmy Dale Gilmore)            

Disc Two:         

1.         The Sky Above And The Mud Below
2.         Throwin’ Horseshoes At The Moon (Tom Russell With Iris Dement)
3.         Down The Rio Grande    
4.         California Snow 
5.         Touch Of Evil    
6.         Isaac Lewis      
7.         The Kid From Spavinaw
8.         Tonight We Ride           
9.         Grapevine         
10.        Van Ronk         
11.        The Pugilist At 59         
12.        Ash Wednesday           
13.        Stealing Electricity        
14.        Who’s Gonna Build Your Wall?  
15.        The Death Of Jimmy Martin        
16.        Dark Angel (Acoustic Version Previously Unreleased)
17.        Roll The Credits (New Recording)           

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