The Rose of Roscrae

The Rose of Roscrae

" An American Masterpiece isn't strong enough to describe the significance of this saga…. there's never been anything like it on the American music scene. "
Mike Hurshman, KAFM Radio, Colorado
 Christmas News
Ride with The Last Songwriters! Hotwalker Christmas Deals from The Borderland! Next record News! Art and Insanity!
123,000 people have seen Jesse Winchester’s song art slay Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow… and bring Neko Case to tears. One man with a gut string guitar, sitting on a stool… the Spectacle TV show. If you want a big treat: click this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uKGWpqnS8E
If there is any doubt Jesse Winchester is one of the last of the truly great singer-songwriters, this performance should convince you. He’s the Master who can break your heart. Remind yourself of why you love great songwriting.
110,000 have seen Jimmy Webb sing his Wichita Lineman on Jools Holland: The Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlEpKhSHTyQ Jimmy has written the great ones: By the Time I Get to Phoenix, The Moon’s a Harsh Mistress, Galveston, MacArthur Park and dozens more. He’s a legend of song.
And…If you wish to see Tom Russell and Thad Beckman singing “East of Woodstock, West of Viet Nam” on the David Letterman show click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIDCYjvj5XU
These four writer performers will be on the “Masters of American Song Train”…your chance to ride with them up close and personal: a package that includes concerts, workshops, hotels, meals, a beat tour of San Francisco…and more. Coming in January! Treat yourself to the ultimate Christmas package and our most affordable train ride, with the Masters. Click on www.rootsontherails.com for details and email trains@sover.net or call toll free 888-484-3669. A few seats remain.
GIFT IDEAS! The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer and Gift! (for those 18 and over): Hotwalker! Borderland! Two of the Tom Russell Classics, along with a personally signed art card from Tom. The whole 3-piece package is available for $20 from www.villagerecords.com limited offer.
Also Tom recommends: Bob Dylan, The Witmark Demos, just released, which consists of dozens of early Dylan publisher demos; some great raw, passionate versions of some of the Dylan classics: Boots of Spanish Leather and Girl From the North Country. Also Jimmy Webb’s new one, Just Across the River, featuring duets of all Jimmy’s hit songs with Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, Billy Joel, Mark Knophler and Jackson Brown…among others…both cds available now from www.villagerecords.com
ART! Original Paintings by Tom Russell
The Rainbow Man in Santa Fe now has a new stock of Tom Russell art. You don’t need to buy anything to check out the gallery show. Click on the link: www.rainbowman.com and then Tom Russell Art…..Includes: Crazy Horse, Bob Dylan, Gallo del Cielo, and others. Rainbow Man also features the famous Edward Curtis Native American prints…..and great folk art.
www.yarddog.com in Austin has some paintings left from the Tom Russell “Beats and Boxers” show, including Ferlinghetti, Burroughs in Tangier, and Roberto Duran plus Bob Dylan prints. Drop by the link….always an interesting site and store.
Tom Russell Tee shirts available from: http://www.cypresscowboy.com/

New Record in the works! Tom has recorded five new songs with Calexico in Tucson; also five songs in Nashville with Barry Walsh, Gretchen Peters, Viktor Krauss and Fats Kaplin; also two songs in L.A. with Thad Beckman, Van Dyke Parks, Don Heffington and Bob Glaub and one song in San Antonio with Augie Meyers and Joel Guzman. This one is really building into something…on a grand scale. Rumor has it that Tom also cut a Dylan song with Calexico…..
The great Filmmaker Eric Temple (A Voice in the Wilderness – Edward Abbey) is working on a Tom Russell Documentary; out next year. This one has some incredible vintage band footage…a Don’t Look Back type approach. Check out Eric at: www.canyonproductions.com Eric also has DVDs of the Tom Russell/Ian Tyson songwriting workshop.
Also Tom’s Blogs, little 500 word short stories: https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=7632029549152237270&postID=8962804931355014340
Buy yourself the Bob Dylan Christmas album, make a bowl of mulled wine and enjoy the holiday season….be safe. The Tom Russell Office. On the Frontier.