The return of Tom Russell to promote his new release, the epic " The Rose of Roscrae", a double CD western musical / folk opera.
" An American Masterpiece isn't strong enough to describe the significance of this saga…. there's never been anything like it on the American music scene. "
Mike Hurshman, KAFM Radio, Colorado
The first Frontier Musical written in the West, by a Westerner, using hard core Western lingo, and original and traditional songs. 20 years in the making - concept to completion.
Featuring - 25 New Original Tom Russell songs - on two records, with an additional book detailing lyrics, story background, and notes on songs and performers.
- Guest Voices in Order of Appearance -
Jimmie Dale Gilmore, David Olney, Johnny Cash, Joe Ely, Augie Meyers, Fats Kaplin, Barry Walsh, Jimmy La Fave, Gretchen Peters, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Walt Whitman, Moses "Clear Rock" Platt, Jack Hardy, David Massingill, A.L. "Bert" Lloyd, Finbar Furey, Sourdough Slim, Blackie Farrell, Tex Ritter, Glen Orhlin, Pat Russell, John Trudell, Henry Real Bird, Thad Beckman.
Maura O'Connell, Eliza Gilkyson, The McCrary Sisters, Ian Tyson, The Swiss Yodel Choir of Bern, Bonnie Dobson, Lead Belly, Guy Clark, Dan Penn, Gurf Morlix, Pat Manske, The Voices of the Waverley School, Pasadena, California.
Overture performed by The Norwegian Wind Ensemble, arranged by Mats Haling, Composed by Tom Russell