Tom Russell: Live at Ken Sanders Rare Books

Tom Russell: Live at Ken Sanders Rare Books

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013

Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 South 200 East - SLC, UT)

TOM RUSSELL – Live at Ken Sanders Rare Books

Ken Sanders Rare Books is pleased to announce Tom Russell appearing live in concert at our downtown bookstore (268 South 200 East, Salt Lake City) on Thursday, August 29th at 8:00 p.m. Please join us for this unique intimate concert experience with Tom Russell. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased through Ken Sanders Rare Books. Space is extremely limited, reserve your ticket now:

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The American poet, painter, and co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, Lawrence Ferlinghetti says that Tom Russell is “Johnny Cash, Jim Harrison and Charles Bukowski rolled into one. I feel a great affinity with Tom Russell’s songs, for he is writing out of the wounded heart of America.” On the night of the event, copies Tom Russell’s recordings and other merchandise will be available for purchase and signing.

For more information, contact:

Ken Sanders Rare Books | 268 South 200 East, SLC, UT | 801-521-3819 | | | Facebook: Ken Sanders Rare Books | Twitter: @kensandersbooks

About Tom Russell:

For over three decades and 28 album releases, Tom Russell has continued to live up to his status as “one of the best singer-songwriters of our time” (Washington Post). His previous two releases, Blood and Candle Smoke (2009) and Mesabi (2011), are considered his stongest composed works yet and were, in part, recorded with the groundbreaking roots band Calexico.

In the 1990s, Russell and Dave Alvin were hailed as the architects of what came to be known as “Americana” music after their Merle Haggard tribute, Tulare Dust, initiated the Americana charts in the U.S. and remained number one for a year. Russell’s newest release, Aztec Jazz (2013), moves Americana into a new realm and his acclaimed song catalog into uncharted territory.

Tom Russell’s songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Dave Alvin, Joe Ely, and others. He has written two acclaimed folk operas, The Man From God Knows Where (1999) and Hotwalker (2005), and composed movie scores, including the songs for the new Monte Hellman movie, The Road To Nowhere. He’s also published five books, most recently 120 Songs of Tom Russell. An accomplished fine artist, Russell’s paintings are featured in: Blue Horse/Red Desert: The Art of Tom Russell.

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