Continuing to bring the very best in local and national talent to the DFW area, “The Barn” has established itself as a perfect venue for dinner, drinks, and great music. Recently they have added music to “Thirsty Thursdays” for an even wider variety of musical acts. This show promises to be a night to remember.
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Tom Russell is most strongly identified with the Texas Country music tradition, his music also incorporates elements of folk, Tex-Mex, and the cowboy music of the American West. Many of his songs have been recorded by other artists, including Johnny Cash, k.d. lang, Guy Clark, Joe Ely, Jason Boland, Nanci Griffith, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Iris Dement, Dave Alvin, and Suzy Bogguss. Tom has also done collaborative work with renowned cowboy poet Paul Zarzyski. They have worked together on a few songs which have appeared in Tom's works over the years.
While working as a taxi driver in Queens, Russell met guitarist Andrew Hardin. After hearing his songs, Hardin convinced him that they should form a new band. Shortly after this, Robert Hunter of the Grateful Dead was a passenger in Russell's cab. Russell sang him his song Gallo Del Cielo. An impressed Hunter invited Russell and Hardin first to join him on stage at New York’s Bitter End, and then to become his regular opening act. Hardin remained Russell's full-time sideman until April, 2006.
Russell worked on the New York country music circuit of the 1980s and 1990s
In 2009, Shout! Factory released Russell's album "Blood and Candle Smoke" featuring twelve original songs. The album was recorded in Tucson, AZ at Wave Lab Studios with members of Calexico providing a world music beat to many of the songs. The album was produced by Tom Russell and Craig Schumacher, who has worked with Neko Case, Iron & Wine, and Calexico. 2011 saw Russell release both a new album, "Mesabi" and a DVD, "Don't Look Down".
Tom has appeared on the David Letterman show five times in the last few years, http://www.youtube.com/
In addition to his music, Russell also paints folk art, and has published a book of songwriting quotes (co-edited with Sylvia Tyson), a detective novel (in Scandinavia)
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