Folk Hotel

Tom Russell's new record of originals, "Folk Hotel," is to be released Sept. 8, 2017, - the year long world tour commences in Boston, rolls across the USA with fifty dates, then goes to Ireland and the UK in November & December. All dates are up on: The record includes 13 new Tom Russell originals and a cover of Bob Dylan's "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" as a duet with Joe Ely. Augie Meyers and Eliza Gilkyson also appear! There's also a book of lyrics and stories.
 Spring News
Feb 27, 2008 Tom Russell NEWS...
We'll have some new record and art news below -
but first the coming dates...please keep reading.......

MARCH TOUR ACROSS CANADA - Vancouver Island to Montreal!

March 6, Vancouver, BC, Canada, St. James Hall,, 604-736-3022

March 8, Victoria, BC, Canada, Hermann`s Jazz Club,, 250-388-9166

March 9, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada, Salt Spring Folk Club,

March 11 Calgary, AB, Canada, The Iroonwood Stage and Grill, 403-269-5581

March 12, Calgary, AB,Canada, The Iroonwood Stage and Grill, 403-269-5581

March 13, Toronto, Canada, Hugh`s Room,, 416-531-6604

March 14, Wakefield, QB, Canada, Blacksheep Inn,, 819-459-3228

March 15, Montreal, QB, Canada, Petit Campus,

Please listen to CKUA interview with Tom @ 3.30 on Wednesday, March 11th

(Gretchen Peters with Tom Russell) has been getting rave reviews and much airplay. It's sailing up the Americana charts. If you loved the Allison Krauss-Robert Plant record you'll love this one. Dylan, Townes Van Zandt at other great songs....Two voices define the edge of the west....available from and

THE Tom Russell COVER ART for one to the heart (the blue horse)... is available from Rainbow Man in Santa Fe along with paintings "Snowin on Raton," and "Red Indio #1." Check them on the site below. Rainbow Man is a wonderful store which features a magnificent collection of Southwest folk art and fine crafts: from Indian trade blankets to the world's finest collection of Edward Curtis photographs. Bob, the owner, "wrote the book" on trade blankets and knows the Native American West like no other. Contact him - especially you folks in Europe with an Interest in the Native West. Bob is the Man. Tom is planning an art opening and concert at Rainbow Man (with Paul Zarzyski on the show) August 20. A good reason to visit Santa Fe.
Check out under the cover photos or write BOB at or call 505-982-8706

Tom Russell's Bob Dylan print: "My Love She's Like Some Raven, At My Window with a Broken Wing" (Love Minus Zero/No Limit) is now available in limited quantities from under Tom Russell in the artist section. Also, the new paintings: "Hamburger" and "Milk Shakes." Undiluted Americana in it's most colorful form. Raw vision. Yard Dog now has galleries in Austin and Marfa. Original art is almost as safe an investment than the Swiss franc. You heard it first here.

Tom has been recording a new record at Wave Lab studios in Tucson with players from "Calexico" and also Bob Dylan's drummer from Unplugged. Gretchen Peters and Barry Walsh also play a strong part in backing vocal and keyboards.
The album will include 12 new Russell originals; the scheduled release date in the U.S. on Shout Factory! Records is September 22. Tom`s 37 track Anthology, „Veteran`s Day“, is available from This Anthology features the first part of Russell`s songwriting career. The second part is on the way…

The Scandanavian-Benelux-Swiss Tour is coming together for late April and early May in Norway (with an NRK TV show), Sweden, Finland,
Holland, Belgium, and Switzerland. Check out the dates on or

You can also link to Tom's BLOG "Notes from the Borderland" on the main web site. Watch out. It's akin to "Howl." "Hold up your skirts, ladies....we're walking through hell." Wiliam Carlos Williams

The Narrow Gauge Southwestern Train with Tom Russell, Gretchen Peters, Barry Walsh, Paul Zarzyski, Sourdough Slim and Wyle Gustafson is still booking seats for the September 18-24 2008 run which includes Albuquerque, Durango, Pagaosa Springs, and Chama -this is your chance to dip into the wild southwest with the finest singers and poets of this Western generation. It's the most spectacular train ride in America and affordable. Call toll free 866-484-3669 or write or check out

Rumor has it there might be a short Gretchen Peters -Tom Russell tour coming later in the summer for Europe...but for now it's a rumor.

That's all the news that's fit to sing....except for:

We've all been to hell and come back
Where love cut us right down to the bone....
But walking beside us....
Was Nina Simone.
Nina Simone, Tom Russell