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.
 Breaking News! Tom Russell…The Great American West
"One to the Heart, One to the Head," the collaboration between Gretchen Peters and Tom Russell is now available from The record is a side project for Tom and Gretchen, and celebrates the west through the songs of: Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Ian Tyson, Rosalie Sorrels, Mary McCaslin and others…it includes Gretchen singing Tom's song: "Guadalupe." Filmmaker Eric Temple termed the record: "A masterpiece: not a bad song on the record."

Paul Zarzyski writes:

The title, One To The Heart, One To The Head, could suggest, among a plethora of metaphors, a duet of beautiful deadly blows. A double-shot of love or something other. A one-two punch. A brace of kisses. The virtue of mercy, twice-blessed. Any way you cut and call it, we're talking Gretchen Peters' and Tom Russell's soulful cowboy-music universe paralleling the musical universes of, say, Allison Krause and Robert Plant, or Emmylou Harris and Mark Knopfler. Beyond the prowess of the vocals, however, and beyond the virtuosity--especially the keyboard artistry of Barry Walsh flashing us back like glass-plate sepia tones of piano men sitting 16-hands-tall aboard opera house stages of the horseback 1800s--and beyond the top-shelf production work of the recording studio, shines Gretchen Peters' genuine love for the emotional landscape, solace to chaos, of our contemporary West and the songs that keep it honest.


The cover art for the record is available at in Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Elko Cowboy Poetry gathering is looming next week: Tom and Eric Temple will preview an excerpt from their film "California Bloodlines." After that: Tom will be in Texas performing in Fort Worth, Austin, Houston and San Antonio….see dates at

See you on down that road………