Our next concert is Feb. 21 with Tom Russell

Tom Russell

Singer, songwriter, painter and essayist Tom Russell has released 35 highly-acclaimed records and published five books. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, (Sir) Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, KD Lang, Ramblin’ Jack, Ian Tyson, Iris Dement, Joe Ely, and a hundred others.

In 2015, Russell released a 52-track “folk opera” on the West, called Rose of Roscrae. It was hailed as “Maybe the most important Americana of all time,” by UK Folk. Mojo Magazine named it “The Top Folf Album of the Year,” and it was included in year-end Top 10 lists in three dozen publications, including the L.A. Times, That same year, he was presented with the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism.

Russell appeared on Late Night with David Letterman five times, and Lettterman remarked, “How great is Tom Russell? Isn’t he the best? I’d like to quit my job and travel with him, if the money could be worked out.” Ferlinghetti called him “Johnny Cash, Jim Harrison and Charles Bukowski all rolled into one,” and Mike Regenstreiff (Montreal Gazette and Sing Out! Magazine) declared him “the best songwriter of my generation.”

We pride ourselves on bringing great singer-songwriter-storytellers to Tales from the Tavern, and Tom Russell is one of the best.

We are pleased to welcome him back for his fourth appearance at Tales from the Tavern.

 

Artists who have performed at Tales from the Tavern:

Priscilla Ahn – Dave Alvin – Phil Alvin – Joan Baez – Marcia Ball – Ryan Bingham – Stephen Bishop – Tim Bluhm – Suzy Bogguss – Ray Bonneville – Bonny “Prince” Billy and The Cairo Gang – Karla Bonoff – Jackie Bristow – Brother Sun – Pieta Brown and Bo Ramsey – Chuck Cannon – Carlene Carter – Matt Cartsonis – Peter Case – Annabelle Chvostek – Slaid Cleaves – Ron Colone – Elizabeth Cook – Jake Copass – John Corbett – AJ Croce – Joe Crookston – David Crosby – Kacey Cubero – Paul Curreri – Catie Curtis – Greg DeLeon – Grey DeLisle – Kris Delmhorst – Jesse DeNatale – Henry Diltz – Gerald DiPego – John Doe – Donovan – Fred Eaglesmith – Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart – Craig Eastman – Tim Easton – Cliff Eberhardt – Kenny Edwards – Carrie Elkin – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – Lauren Ellis – Fabulous Ginn Sisters – Stephanie Finch – Rosie Flores – Steve Forbert – Gib Foss – Jeffrey Foucault – Richie Furay – Tony Furtado – Chris Gaffney – Mary Gauthier – Dan Gerber – Eliza Gilkyson – Tony Gilkyson – John Gorka – Jon Dee Graham – Tracy Grammer – Art Green – Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion – John Hammond – Butch Hancock – Andrew Hardin – Michael Reno Harrell – Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen – Tish Hinojosa – Malcolm Holcombe – Rita Hosking – I See Hawks in LA – Janis Ian – Ruby Jane – Jill Knight – Danny Kortchmar – Jimmy LaFave – Patty Larkin – Jim Lauderdale – Phil Lee – Greg Liesz – Bob Lind – David Lindley – Juke Logan and Bill Lynch – Shelby Lynne – Michael Martin – Iain Matthews – Anne McCue – Country Joe McDonald – John McEuen – Erin McKeon – Audrey Auld Mezera – Michael on Fire – Katy Moffatt – Steve Moris – RB Morris – Gurf Morlix – Geoff Muldaur – Peter Mulvey – Dan Navarro – Danny O’Keefe – Carla Olson – Beth Orton – Gretchen Peters – Kelly Joe Phelps – Rod Picott – Owen Plant – Steve Poltz – Willy Porter – Steve Postell – Chuck Prophet – The Quebe Sisters – Joel Rafael – Willis Alan Ramsey – Walt Richardson – Kim Richey – Wil Ridge – Tom Rush – Tom Russell – Danny Schmidt – Maia Sharp – Dick Siegel – Darden Smith – Michael Smith – Preston Smith – Chris Smither – JD Souther – Amy Speace – Devon Sproule – Dave Stamey – John Stewart – Gregg Sutton – Eric Taylor – Jack Tempchin – Paul Thorn – Greg Trooper – Teresa Tudury – Karen Tyler – Ian Tyson – Randy Weeks – Kevin Welch – Corrine West – Cheryl Wheeler – Wheeler Brothers – Kenny White – David Wilcox – Paul Williams