A two CD set released at MID-PRICE from the vaults of HIGHTONE RECORDS.
Singer/songwriter TOM RUSSELL was born in Los Angeles in 1950. Raised on the cowboy music of the American West, he grew up to be a talented songwriter, and began issuing albums under his own name in the 1970’s. ‘The Rose of San Joaquin’ was originally released in 1995, and was produced by DAVE ALVIN and GREG LEISZ. Each song feels like it takes place in the border towns RUSSELL has been so good at describing. ‘The Man From God Knows Where’ originally released in 1999, took him an amazing eight years to make, and is a song cycle inspired by America’s pioneers. Featured guests included IRIS DEMENT, and DAVE VAN RONK Tracks: THE ROSE FROM SAN JOAQUIN: The Rose of the San Joaquin, Hand carved Heart, Heartaches Are Stealin’ (Come Sundown), What Do You Want?, Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son, Out in California, The Sky Above, The Mud Below, The Gardens, Strawberry moon, Between the Cracks, Tramps & Hawkers, Volver, Volver. THE MAN FROM GOD KNOWS WHERE: The man From god Knows Where, Wayfarin’ Stranger, Patrick Russell, Mary Clare Malloy, The Outcast, Ambrose Larsen, The Dreamin’, The Old Northern Shore, The Man From God Knows Where, Anna Olsen, Rider on an Orphan Train, Acres of Corn, The Man From God Knows Where, Sitting Bull in Venice, The Old Rugged Cross, Anna Olsen’s Letter Home, Eg Er Framand, When Irish Girls Grow Up, Casey Jones, Chicksaw County Jail, Wayfarin’ Stranger, Throwin’ Horseshoes at the Moon, The Man From God knows Where, The Outcast, Wayfarin’ Stranger, Love Abides.