New Release: Tom Russell – The Rose of Roscrae

New Release: Tom Russell – The Rose of Roscrae

Tom Russell - The Rose of Roscrae
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Tom Russell’s anticipated double-album folk opera, The Rose of Roscrae, features a who’s who of legendary Americana icons including:
Jimmie Dale Gilmore, David Olney, Johnny Cash, Joe Ely, Augie Meyers, Fats Kaplin, Barry Walsh, Jimmy LaFave, Gretchen Peters, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Walt Whitman, Moses “Clear Rock” Platt, Jack Hardy, David Massengill, A.L. “Bert” Lloyd, Finbar Furey, Sourdough Slim, Blackie Farrell, Tex Ritter, Glen Orhlin, Pat Russell, John Trudell, Henry Real Bird, Thad Beckman, Maura O’Connell, Eliza Gilkyson, The McCrary Sisters, Ian Tyson, Bonnie Dobson, Lead Belly, Guy Clark, Dan Penn, Gurf Morlix, and Pat Manske.

Overture performed by the Norwegian Wind Ensemble, arranged by Mats Hålling, composed by Tom Russell. Produced by Tom Russell and Barry Walsh.

For over four decades and 28 album releases Tom Russell has continued to live up to his status as “one of the best singer-songwriters of our time” (Washington Post). His previous two studio releases, Blood and Candle Smoke (2009) and Mesabi (2011), are considered his strongest composed works yet and were, in part, recorded with the groundbreaking roots band Calexico. In the 1990s, Russell and Dave Alvin were hailed as the architects of what came to be known as “Americana” music after their Merle Haggard tribute, Tulare Dust, initiated the Americana charts in the U.S. and remained number one for a year. Russell’s previous release, Aztec Jazz (2013), moved Americana into a new realm and his acclaimed song catalog into uncharted territory.

Tom Russell’s songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Dave Alvin, Joe Ely, and others. The Rose of Roscrae is his third in a series of acclaimed folk operas, follows The Man From God Knows Where (1999) and Hotwalker (2005). Russell has also composed movie scores, including songs for the Monte Hellman movie The Road To Nowhere. and published five books, most recently 120 Songs of Tom Russell. An accomplished fine artist, Russell’s paintings are featured in: Blue Horse/Red Desert: The Art of Tom Russell.

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Upcoming Tour Dates

Date City Venue Country
Friday, 17th November 2017 Belfast The Clayton Hotel United Kingdom
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Saturday, 18th November 2017 Portstewart, Northern Ireland Flowerfield Arts Centre United Kingdom
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Sunday, 19th November 2017 Kilkenny The Set Theatre Ireland
Monday, 20th November 2017 Dublin Whelan’s Ireland
Address: 25 Wexford Street Dublin 2, Ireland. Venue phone: 01 478 0766. Buy Tickets
Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 Cardiff St David’s Hall United Kingdom
Venue phone: 029 2087 8500.
Thursday, 23rd November 2017 Bristol Thekla United Kingdom
Address: The Grove East Mud Dock, Bristol BS1 4RB. Venue phone: 0117 929 3301.
Friday, 24th November 2017 Lowdham The Village Hall United Kingdom
Address: Hoveringham Ln Hoveringham, Nottingham NG14 7JX. Buy Tickets
Saturday, 25th November 2017 Bury The Met United Kingdom
Venue phone: 01617 617 107.
Sunday, 26th November 2017 Leeds The Brudenell United Kingdom
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Tuesday, 28th November 2017 Pocklington Pocklington Arts Centre United Kingdom
Venue phone: 01759 301 547.
Wednesday, 29th November 2017 Oxford The Bullingdon United Kingdom
Friday, 1st December 2017 London The 100 Club United Kingdom
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Saturday, 2nd December 2017 Farncombe Farncombe Music Club United Kingdom
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