Posted on Sat 01 Jun 2013
Tom Russell 16th July Flowerfield Arts Centre. 17th July Errigle Inn
The great U.S. songsmith…touching , beautifully crafted songs…an epic study of sand and celluloid.
UNCUT, October 2011 (Four Stars)
A fierce, sharply drawn portrait…surgical songwriting skills…pick of the week…New Yorker, 9/8/11
Impressive…Russell teams with Lucinda Williams and Calexico on an emotionally potent cover of a Bob Dylan classic…USA Today , Pick of the Week, Aug. 30, 2011
#2 on Mojo’s Top 10 playlist, November 2011. “Brilliantly delivered….”
Tom Russell is the last wandering Beat…a prolific and venerable artist writing the best songs of his career….impeccably written.
San Francisco Chronicle 10/23/11
Essential! The Globe and The Mail (CANADA) Aug. 30.,2011
…the best songwriter of my generation….a conviction reinforced by Mesabi…raises and sets the bar for contemporary singer-songwriters. #1 Folk Album for 2011 - Mike Regenstreif, Montreal Gazette, Sing Out
A crafted treasure of engaging nobility. The Boston Globe
A master storyteller triumphs. Chicago Sun Times, 9/29/11
The album consistently confirms Russell’s status as one of the best singer-songwriter’s of our time. The Washington Post 9/23/11
On his last three albums—Love and Fear, Blood and Candle Smoke, and now Mesabi—Russell has come up with a late-career flurry that rivals what Dylan himself achieved with Time Out of Mind, Love and Theft, and Modern Times. Like Dylan, Russell constructs his songs from the building blocks of classic American folk and blues traditions. POP MATTERS 9/11