Tom Russell – East of Woodstock, West of Vietnam

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Simon Holland writes: Tom Russell is a true maverick who along with Dave Alvin is credited with creating the sound that became known as Americana. He now enjoys the kind of acclaim from critics and peers that demands to be taken seriously. Never having been one to take the easy route, however, it’s the late flourish in a career that spans more than 35 years and almost 30 albums that marks him as one of America’s greatest songwiters. His trio of studio albums starting with Love And Fear through Blood And Candle Smoke to Measbi contains some of the most vivid story telling you can hear in song.
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