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.
 New Year`s News
Southwestern Roots on the Narrow Gauge! The Cowboy Train moves to New Mexico and Colorado, for a ride on the legendary narrow gauge steam trains. Tom Russell, Gretchen Peters, Wyle Gustafson, Sourdough Slim and Paul Zarzyski. A Western spectacular. Seven nights of great hotels, food and campfire hoots. And the train ride of a lifetime. North America's longest, highest and most remote narrow gauge railroad - through the spectacular San Juan Mountains of New Mexico and Colorado. Ride with the heroes of western music.
September 18-24, 2009. Our most affordable journey! E-mail Sarah at: or call toll free 866-484-3669 (U.S. and Canada). See:

Tom Russell's paintings in Santa Fe! Three recent Russell paintings are now featured at The Rainbow Man on the square in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The three are: "One to the Heart, One to the Head," (the cover of the new Gretchen Peters - TR record), "Snowin on Raton," (a Townes Van Zandt song covered on that record,) and Red Indio #1. For inquiries contact Bob at or, 505-982-8706

"One to the Heart, One to the Head," Gretchen Peters with Tom Russell, should be available on or before Feb 1 2009. It features Tom's song, "Guadalupe," plus songs by Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Rosalie Sorrells, Jennifer Warnes, Ian Tyson, Stephanie Davis and others. Tom calls it his favorite western-flavored record since "Blood on the Saddle," by Tex Ritter. It's evocative and wonderful. Check or soon.

Looming Concert dates: Reno (Jan 16 at the Art Museum) and the 25 Anniversary of the Elko National Cowboy Gathering from Jan. 27 Elko Nevada. Tom will host another sold out workshop with the great Ian Tyson: last years workshop can be viewed on the DVD "Mano a Mano," available at Village records also carries the 26 track Tom Russell anthology, "Veteran's Day," on Shout! Factory records.

More Concerts! Texas, Tucson and Canada on the Rise: Fort Worth Feb. 5, Austin Feb 6, Houston Feb 7, San Antonio Feb 8, Tucson Feb 20……Vancouver March 6, Victoria March 8, Salt Spring Island March 9, Calgary March 11, 12, Toronto March 13, Ottawa March 14, Montreal March 15.

Denver, Grand Junction, Salt Lake City and…..Scandinavia, The Netherlands and Switzerland….are coming in April and May!

Feliz Ano Nuevo….

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