Tom Russell

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With Kari Bremnes, Sondre Bratland, Irish singer Dolores Keane and American singers Iris DeMent and Dave Van Ronk as guest soloists, the famous artist and song writer Tom Russell takes the listener along on an incredible journey. It starts in 1810 and goes from the western coasts of Norway and Ireland across the Atlantic to New York, and then on through the Mid West to California. It follows Irish and Norwegian blood through generations until it ends in Tom's own person; citizen of today's USA and carrier of stories and secrets that are never told: Shocking truths about what "The American Dream" really cost countless nameless emigrants and their offspring. During 74 minutes we are confronted with a gallery of people based on Tom Russell's own Norwegian-Irish family tree. They each have their song, their own unvarnished story to tell. It comes in the shape of a song cyclus or, as Tom himself likes to call this project, a "folk opera". The band consists of Knut Reiersrud (guitar), Andrew Hardin (guitar), Annbjørg Lien (harding fiddle and harp), Eoin O'Riabhaigh (bagpipes and flute), Jørund Bøgeberg (bass) and Anders Engen (drums). The recordings were made at Baroniet Rosendal in Hardanger, Western Norway during September last year, and producer was Erik Hillestad. "The man from God knows where" will be released in several countries during the first months of 1999. On 28. March the first stage version will be performed at the Vossajazz Festival in Voss, Norway. Tom Russell, who now lives in El Paso in Texas, has had a long career as recording artist and song writer for other artists such as Nancy Griffith and Johnny Cash. He has strong ties with Norway, linked both by his family descent and through his longlasting contact with the Norwegian music scene, particularly in Oslo.
1. The Man From God Knows Where 00:02:47 1.50 USD
Main artist Tom Russell
2. Wayfarin' Stranger 00:01:10 1.50 USD
Main artist Iris Dement
3. Patrick Russel 00:04:20 1.50 USD
Main artist Tom Russell & Iris Dement
4. Mary Clare Malloy 00:03:30 1.50 USD
Main artist Dolores Keane
5. The Outcaste 00:03:48 1.50 USD
Main artist Dave Van Ronk
6. Ambrose Larsen 00:04:50 1.50 USD
Main artist Sondre Bratland & Iris Dement
7. The Dreamin' 00:04:13 1.50 USD
Main artist Tom Russell & Dolores Keane
8. The Old Northern Shore 00:04:04 1.50 USD
Main artist Sondre Bratland & Kari Bremnes
9. The Man From God Knows Where 00:01:39 1.50 USD
Main artist Tom Russell & Walt Whitman
10. Anna Olsen 00:02:53 1.50 USD
Main artist Kari Bremnes
11. Rider On An Orphan Train 00:04:20 1.50 USD
Main artist Tom Russell
12. Acres Of Corn 00:03:44 1.50 USD
Main artist Iris Dement
13. The Man From God Knows Where 00:01:48 1.50 USD
Main artist Tom Russell
14. Sitting Bull In Venice 00:03:32 1.50 USD
Main artist Tom Russell
15. The Old Rugged Cross 00:01:28 1.50 USD
Main artist Iris Dement & Kari Bremnes
16. Anna Olsen's Letter Home 00:02:57 1.50 USD
Main artist Kari Bremnes
17. Eg Er Framand 00:01:21 1.50 USD
Main artist Sondre Bratland
18. When Irish Girls Grow Up 00:03:12 1.50 USD
Main artist Dolores Keane Og Iris Dement
19. Casey Jones 00:00:59 1.00 USD
Main artist Tom Russell
20. Chickasaw Country Jail 00:04:18 1.50 USD
Main artist Tom Russell
21. Wayfarin' Stranger 00:01:05 1.00 USD
Main artist Knut Reiersrud
22. Throwin' Horseshoes At The Moon 00:03:17 1.50 USD
Main artist Tom Russell & Iris Dement
23. The Man From God Knows Where 00:01:33 1.50 USD
Main artist Tom Russell
24. The Outcaste 00:02:21 1.50 USD
Main artist Dave Van Ronk
25. Wayfarin' Stranger 00:00:59 1.00 USD
Main artist Iris Dement
26. Love Abides 00:04:06 1.50 USD
Main artist Tom Russell & Iris Dement