Singer/songwriter Tom Russell returns with "Mesabi" a powerful follow-up to his acclaimed 2009 album Blood and Candle Smoke. A consummate storyteller, Russell has amassed a devoted following that cherishes his vivid, novelistic tales evoking the spirit of the American experience in tightly constructed, panoramic vignettes. Among his most ardent fans are fellow artists; Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, k.d. lang, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Iris Dement, Dave Alvin, Joe Ely, Ian Tyson, Nanci Griffith, and Guy Clark have all recorded Tom's songs.
A fierce, sharply drawn portrait...surgical songwriting skills...pick of the week...New Yorker, 9/8/11
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