2019 album. Also available on CD.
American troubadour Tom Russell, regarded as one of the finest songwriters of his generation, returns with ‘October in the Railroad Earth’ via Proper Records.The new studio album comprises ten original Tom Russell songs, including the title track from the Irish film Small Engine Repair and features Bill Kirchen on lead electric guitar, Eliza Gilkyson on backing vocals. The Grammy Award winning Texmaniacs appear on “Isadore Gonzalez,” about a Mexican cowboy who died in England during a performance of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.
The record contains nine other originals, including the title song from the Irish film Small Engine Repair, and a cover of the traditional “Wreck of the Old 97.” Russell describes the songs and sound as: “Jack Kerouac meets Johnny Cash... in Bakersfield”.