TOM RUSSELL is an acclaimed American singer/songwriter whose material has been recorded by JOHNNY CASH, GUY CLARK, DAVE ALVIN, DOUG SAHM, to name only a few.
This two CD set is from the vaults of HIGHTONE RECORDS and released at MID-PRICE. ‘Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs’ finds him returning to the sound of the South West, and the Old West in a combination of original material and covers including ‘El Paso’ by MARTY ROBBINS, and BOB DYLANS ‘The Jack of Hearts’ in which he alternates verses in the nearly ten minute track with ELIZA GILKYSON and JOE ELY. ‘Hotwalker’ is subtitled Charles Bukowski and a Ballad for Gone America. A conceptual work about the heroes of his life, those that define for him America.
Tonight We Ride, Seven Curses, El Paso, All This Way for the Short Ride, Bucking Horse Moon, Lily Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts, No Telling, [Bacon Rind, Chief Seattle, the Ballad of Ira Hayes, Old Blues]. Old Blue, East Texas Red, The Ballad of Edward Abbey, Little Blue Horse. Pilgrim Land, Old America, Hotwalker, Border Lights, Beat Folk, Van Ronk, Bakersfield, Grapevine, Woodrow, Benediction: Edward Abbey, Honkey Jazz, Swap Meet Jesus, Bukowski #1, [Harry Partch, Jack Kerouac, Lenny Bruce], Bukowski #3, Requiem, Coda : Little Jack Horton, America the Beautiful.