Singer-songwriter, painter, essayist — Tom Russell comes to town for a very special show celebrating Zeppelin Productions' 25th Anniversary! Russell will perform two sets, which will include “the hits” as well as selections from his latest release “October in the Railroad Earth.” He will also read some excerpts from his new art book, “The Ballad of Western Expressionism,” tell some stories and have some original art, prints and books for sale.
Russell has recorded 37 highly acclaimed records and five published books, and his compositions have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, K.D. Lang, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Ian Tyson, Iris Dement, Joe Ely and hundreds of others. Tom was recently awarded the 2015 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism and has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman TV show five times. His latest album, "October in the Railroad Earth," features Bill Kirchen on lead guitar and includes 10 original compositions. Tom describes the songs and sound as “Jack Kerouac meets Johnny Cash in Bakersfield.”
Zeppelin Productions was founded in 1995 by music aficionado and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame board member Alec Wightman...it was Tom Russell who talked him into doing his first show, and music fans have responded enthusiastically ever since! Congratulations and thanks to Zeppelin and the Wightman family for continuing to present the best in music, and Natalie’s is proud to be a supporter and presenter.