Americana Western Singer Songwriter
Rose of Roscrae, released April 2015..
Said to be his best yet, with 20 new new songs!
in Copper Hall- all seated venue.
Thursday, June 11th, Club Congress, 311 E Congress
Doors at 7, Show at 7:30
Tickets $25 adv, $27 day of (21+ over)
Tickets Available: Online HERE
Hotel Congress- Lobby Desk
This past April, Tom Russell released The Rose of Roscrae
Written and Composed by Tom Russell
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.
“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
Tom Russell has recorded 25 records and two DVDs. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nancy Griffith, Joe Ely, Iris Dement, Ian Tyson, KD Lang, Suzy Bogguss, Ramblin´ Jack Elliott, Jeff Walker, Dave Van Ronk and other great artists.
Russell is credited, along with Dave Alvin, with inventing the Americana radio format with their Merle Haggard tribute ‘Tulare Dust’ in 1994. The Columbus Other wrote: ‘Russell seems to have invented, and keeps re-inventing, American roots music…! He´s the strongest live performer we have seen in years.’
Tom Russell has appeared on the David Letterman TV show five times in the last few years, and his songs have appeared in a dozen movies and television series including: Tremors, Songcatcher and Northern Exposure.
Peter McLaughlin, Chris Brashear and
Grammy Winner, Todd Phillips
Sept. 16, 2015
Tickets on sale soon!
Chris Brashear and Peter McLaughlin have performed and recorded together for over twenty years. Their two albums, Canyoneers and So Long Arizona, established the pair as significant musical performers and creative songwriters with a keen interest in the visual images and life of the Southwest. Two-time Grammy-award winner bassist and producer Todd Phillips has dedicated his life to musical projects that represent the best in progressive acoustic music.
Brashear is an exceptional and a colorful multi-instrumentalist, charismatic singer, and songwriter who portrays contemporary life with old-time flavor. McLaughlin is a former National Flatpicking Guitar Champion who has toured and recorded extensively with Laurie Lewis and Grant Street. He also played on Chris’s acclaimed album, Wunderlust and his 2013 release, Heart of the Country. Brashear and McLaughlin’s performances showcase their sibling-like vocal harmonies, intricate arrangements, and stunning instrumental virtuosity. Though steeped in bluegrass tradition, they perform many original songs and draw from a deep repository of acoustic American roots music on fiddle, mandolin, and guitar. Making up the third member of the trio is Grammy Award winner and original founding member of the David Grisman Quintet, Todd Phillips on acoustic bass. Phillips has made a career of consistently performing and recording with acoustic music’s ﬁnest and most creative artists. His tone, timing, and subtly intricate bass lines make him one of the few real stylists on acoustic bass, and he is among the very best practitioners of the instrument on the scene. He has performed in venues from he Royal Albert Hall in London, with Joan Baez, to The David Letterman Show with Elvis Costello. Throughout the 1980s, Frets Magazine readers voted Phillips ﬁve times the Readers Poll Awards for “best jazz” and “best bluegrass bassist”.