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
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“For the longtime fan or the beginner, these songs are unlike anyone else's and thank goodness, for this is an honest to goodness look at the rambling, contentious, and sometimes uneven career of one of our own lineage song poets on the shelves. Get it before it's gone.” - AllMusicGuide

“You’ll feel as if you’re sitting fireside with Tom Russell after listening to this two-disc compilation of 37 of the singer-songwriter’s best songs….Duets with Shawn Colvin, Ian Tyson, and Nanci Griffith are also included in this comprehensive anthology, which showcases Russell’s cowboy influence and compelling storytelling style.”- American Cowboy

“Just about every song on this wonderful career-spanning two-CD anthology is either like an atmospheric film or a miniature novel, filled with dust, grit and desperate characters. But while Russell's storytelling gifts are pretty much without parallel, it would be a shame to neglect his melodies, which instantly burn themselves in your mind, and the stellar musicianship of his accompanists. This must-have introduction to an imposing body of work- which comes with informative track-by-track commentary… will wow the uninitiated who like their roots music with an edge. *****” – Montreal Gazette

Veteran’s Day is the most comprehensive survey of Tom Russell’s music available, and musically illustrates his importance as a performer and songwriter. – Nashville City Paper

"A behemouth of the American Folk Scene, with 25 albums under his belt...he's the kind of musician that makes other musicians gush. Each rambling tune he performs holds the package of a lifetime, and no previews knowledge of his enormous catalogue is necessary to appreciate his mastery. Good Times (Santa Cruz, CA)

“I've always said the real poets in this country are the folk singers like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, John Denver, Tom Russell-- not the poets of the written word. I've just listened again to your "Man from God Knows Where," and it's a true American classic. It's the real voice of the American experience, down on the ground, sounding through old time America.” - Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the last beat poet and owner of City Lights Bookstore