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Fri. October 4th 2019 @  The Mel Lehan Hall (formerly known as St.James Hall/Community Sq (All Ages)
8PM - 10.30PM
$35 ($31 members) *Kids are free under 12 *Half price under 25
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
Tom Russell’s music incorporates elements of folk, traditional country & western, border and cowboy music of the American West.
Tom lived right here in Vancouver. “I started my career on East Hastings Street, playing eight hours a night at The Gulf Club. This is where I learned the song trade and how to front a band in danger zones.”
Tom Russell’s latest recording of original compositions, October in the Railroad Earth, was released on CD and vinyl on March 15, 2019, on Frontera Records in North America and Proper Records for the rest of the world. He describes the songs and sound as “Jack Kerouac meets Johnny Cash in Bakersfield.” Bill Kirchen is featured on lead electric guitar, Eliza Gilkyson adds vocals, and the Grammy® Award-winning Texmaniacs appear on 'Isadore Gonzalez', about a Mexican cowboy who died in England during a performance of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.
Tom has appeared at The Rogue on eighteen previous occasions.


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Tom Russell

“Tom Russell is an original, a brilliant songwriter with a restless curiosity and an almost violent imagination.” —Annie Prouxl, Pulitzer Prize winning author: The Shipping News and “Brokeback Mountain” In March 2005 Tom Russell released Hotwalker on Hightone Records. This “beat montage” on American culture featured the voices o... more info