BRIGHTHELMSTONE PRESENTS: TOM RUSSELL
Singer songwriter, painter, essayist – Tom Russell has recorded thirty five highly acclaimed records and published five books – including a book on his art and a book of his songs. Tom Russell songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, K.D. Lang, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Ian Tyson, Iris Dement, Joe Ely, and a hundred others.
Tom Russell’s new record of originals, Folk Hotel, was released Sept 8, 2017. This followed the release in May 2017 of his Ian and Sylvia Tribute Play One More – The Songs of Ian and Sylvia, which was the #1 played Folk DJ record in the world in June 2017. One hundred and thirty seven stations reported.
Folk Hotel includes thirteen new Tom Russell originals and a duet of Bob Dylan’s Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues with Joe Ely. Augie Meyers, Eliza Gilkyson, Redd Volkaert, and Joel Guzman also appear on the record.
‘Mythical America explored by brilliant Americana songwriter…Russell is a riveting storyteller’ Peter Watts, UNCUT,
‘Tom Russell’s ‘Folk Hotel’ keeps it simple, beautiful — and Hank Williams pays a visit…’ Chicago Tribune, Steve Knopper
‘As ruggedly romantic as ever…Russell is a treasure’ Colin Irwin, Mojo
‘Folk Hotel continues to distinguish what makes Russell a master songwriter…fascinating details, quirky characters, and sophisticated narrative structure’ The Austin Chronicle
UNRESERVED SEATING // 14+ (UNDER 16s TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT) // THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN KOMEDIA MAIN SPACE