October In The Railroad Earth, the brand new studio album from Tom Russell, was released last Friday and is receiving high praise from reviewers across the UK and further abroad. Americana UK said in their 8 out of 10 review that this is “fantastic album from an exceptional songwriter” and Maverick Magazine agreed saying in their 5 star review “There’s not a dud track here; it’s an album that should be in any self respecting country devotee’s collection.”.
More of the review highlights are included below and you can also click through to read each of the reviews in full.
Update 22 March 2019: We’re thrilled to see October In The Railroad Earth debut at no. 1 in the UK Americana chart.
Tom will be on tour in the UK later this month and on into April, you can find all of his upcoming dates below.
“There’s not a dud track here; it’s an album that should be in any self respecting country devotee’s collection.”
Maverick Magazine ★★★★★ – read full review
“October In The Railroad Earth is another big winner from Tom Russell: the master poet, artist and songwriter.”
Country Music People ★★★★ 1/2 – read full review
“It’s country, it’s Americana, Dylan meeting a Western troubadour sitting around a campfire, road songs that resound from California to England and back again.”
Record Collector ★★★★ – read full review
“..a solid offering that finds his songwriting crossing new boundaries while staying true to his old roots and themes.”
Country Music Magazine ★★★★ – read full review
“Another outstanding album to add to Russell’s canon.”
RnR Magazine ★★★★ – read full review
“Celebrated LA songwriter, artist and author on reassuringly vivid form”
Uncut 7/10 – read full review
“Rolling Stone once declared Russell to be “the greatest living folk-country songwriter”. This album offers no reason to disagree.”
Folk Radio – read full review
“A fantastic album from an exceptional songwriter”
Americana UK 8/10 – read full review
“Whether you look at, listen to, or read Russell’s creations, it’s always a fascinating expedition to far-flung places, slightly skewed yet true-to-life adventures based on the reality that exists between his ears.”
NoDepression – read full review
“yet another superb album by a master storyteller and would highly recommend it to anyone who admires great songwriters.”
Fatea – read full review
“Great album for a long drive thinking Cash, Buck and Kerouac.”
Folk & Tumble – read full review
“it’s impossible to rank this in Russell’s catalog because the vast majority of his albums — this one included — are prized treasures in the wandering American songman tradition.”
AllMusic – read full review
“this new album is full of beautiful songs, eleven in total and the self-designed cover is a piece of art that you get as a bonus. ‘October In The Railroad Earth’ : do not wait, but get on board right away.”
Blues Magazine (NL) – read full review
“A work of art created by an underrated genius”
Alan Cackett ★★★★★ – read full review
“Like the vast majority of Russell’s earlier work, this is four-star material, from start to finish. Don’t miss it.”
The Morton Report – read full report
Upcoming Tour Dates
No European shows booked at the moment.