Tom Russell

Thomas George "Tom" Russell is an American singer-songwriter. Although most strongly identified with the Americana music tradition, his music also incorporates elements of folk, rock, and the cowboy music of the American West. Many of his songs have been recorded by other artists, including Johnny Cash, The Texas Tornados, k.d. lang, Guy Clark, Joe Ely, The Sir Douglas Quintet, Jason Boland, Nanci Griffith, Katy Moffatt, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Sailcat, Iris Dement, Dave Alvin, and Suzy Bogguss.
In addition to his music, Russell is also a painter and author. He has published a book of songwriting quotes, a detective novel, and a book of letters with Charles Bukowski. His recent works include two books from Bangtail Press: 120 Songs of Tom Russell, and Blue Horse/Red Desert - The Art of Tom Russell, a book of selected paintings.
In 2016 a new book of Tom Russell essays was published: Ceremonies of the Horsemen. The essays, originally published in Ranch & Reata magazine, are centered on the American West and include an essay on Johnny Cash for which Russell won a 2015 ASCAP AWARD for music journalism.

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Top SongsAlbum
Manzanar (feat. Laurie Lewis)Wounded Heart Of America4:43
Heart Within A Heart (feat. Van Dyke Parks)Mesabi4:04
Hallie LonniganSong Of The West - The Cowboy Collection3:49
What Works IsBorderland5:38
T-Bone Steak and Spanish WineOctober in the Railroad Earth5:16
Home Before DarkWounded Heart Of America2:50
Darkness VisibleBlood And Candle Smoke3:23
The Ballad of Sally Rose (feat. Nanci Griffith)Modern Art3:23
Mineral WellsThe Silverwolf Years4:27
The Death Of Jimmy MartinWounded Heart Of America3:29
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