October in the Railroad Earth

Tom Russell’s latest recording of original compositions, October in the Railroad Earth, is set for CD and vinyl release March 15, 2019, on Frontera Records in North America and Proper Records for the rest of the world. He describes the songs and sound 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.”
October in the Railroad Earth follows the acclaimed 2017 Frontera/Proper album Folk Hotel and Russell’s tribute to Ian & Sylvia on True North Records, Play One More, both receiving worldwide acclaim. Between major releases in 2018, Russell recorded the Bruce Springsteen track “Across The Border” for the three-disc Appleseed Records anniversary sampler, Roots and Branches, and issued a re-recording of early classics on Frontera, Old Songs Yet To Sing.

Russell’s previous album of new original material was the 2015 “folk opera” that Thom Jurek of allmusic.com hailed as Tom’s masterpiece, The Rose of Roscrae. Named “The top folk album of 2015” by Mojo magazine, Roscrae was also lauded as “maybe the most important Americana record of all time” by UK Folk. The album was included in top ten lists of dozens of publications, including the Los Angeles Times.

In 2007, on one of Russell’s five appearances on Late Night with David Letterman, he debuted the controversial “Who’s Gonna Build Your Wall?” which has since gone viral.

Tom Russell’s songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, k.d. lang, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Dave Alvin, Iris DeMent, Dave Van Ronk, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Joe Ely, Tom Paxton, Ian Tyson, and Joe Ely, among many others.
Tom Russell graduated from the University of California with a Master’s degree in Criminology and taught Sociology in Nigeria during the Biafran War.
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"Play One More: The Songs of Ian and Sylvia - Tom Russell." Here are the links for the pre-order:

True North Labelstore: http://bit.ly/2ovr9yP

iTunes: http://apple.co/2osGbF9

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2o3qgdG

Plus you can also pre-order from our own label, Frontera Records at: http://shop.fronterarecords.com/ And the first 100 orders receive a Tom Russell signed cover art postcard!

Tom has been thinking about this record for twenty years and now it's coming! There are 12 songs plus two previously un-issued demos sung by Ian and Sylvia: "The French Girl," and "Grey Morning"
The Tracks Tom has recorded with Cindy Church and Grant Siemens include: "Wild Geese," Rio Grande," "Play One More," "Red Velvet," "These Friends of Mine," "The Renegade," and many surprises! Including two co-writes with Ian and Sylvia and Tom that TR has never recorded.....
Here's a sneak preview of "Rio Grande": https://youtu.be/jXPKXtSP4zk
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Most of Tom's CDS and books (Art Book, Postcard books, Songbook) and rare records are available at: http://shop.fronterarecords.com/
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Tom's New Record of Originals - maybe titled "Up in the Old Hotel" will be released in September! With 14 Tracks planned - including a bonus track of Bob Dylan's "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" as a duet with Joe Ely. Augie Meyers, Redd Volkaert, Eliza Gilkyson, Joel Guzman, Mark Hallman and others are on the record - being recorded in Austin! Stay Tuned, a world tour follows
See Dates below and double check the links on: http://www.tomrussell.com/concert.php

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We are also planning shows in Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and assorted dates around the Globe. Stay Tuned.
We also do the occasional one-off private shows if the timing and fee are right: contact email: tomrusselloffice@gmail.com

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Adios! And thanks so much for listening to the songs!
TR and Nadine and Staff at Frontera records and Nova Beat.