Tom Russell Wounded Heart of America

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  • Released: August 21, 2007
  • Label: Hightone Records

Entertainment Reviews:

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's Dave Van Ronk's scarifying 'The Outcaste' and Ramblin'' Jack Elliott's 'The Sky Above And The Mud Below' that capture the sad, vivid realism of his best work."


  • 1.Veteran's Day
  • 2.Blue Wing
  • 3.Gallo del Cielo
  • 4.Acres of Corn
  • 5.The Outcaste
  • 6.Manzanar
  • 7.St. Olav's Gate
  • 8.Outbound Plane
  • 9.Canadian Whiskey
  • 10.Navajo Rug
  • 11.The Sky Above and the Mud Below
  • 12.Haley's Comet
  • 13.Stealing Electricity
  • 14.Walking on the Moon
  • 15.The Cuban Sandwich
  • 16.Who's Gonna Build Your Wall?
  • 17.Home Before Dark
  • 18.The Death of Jimmy Martin

Product Description:

Personnel: Tom Russell (vocals, guitar); Tom Russell; Michael Martin (guitar, guitars, mandolin); Eliza Gilkyson (vocals, background vocals); Redd Volkaert (electric guitar); Stephen Belans (vibraphone); Rick Richards (drums); Mark Hallman (percussion, background vocals).
Recording information: The Congress House Studios, Austin, TX.
Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Although Tom Russell remains a cult act, the folk-based singer-songwriter has had many well-known admirers. WOUNDED HEART OF AMERICA is a well-chosen compilation of covers of Russell's songs, including performances by Johnny Cash, Joe Ely, Iris DeMent, Jerry Jeff Walker, Nanci Griffith, and Dave Van Ronk. Highlights include a spoken-word reading of Russell's "Stealing Electricity" by the renowned beat poet Lawrence Ferlingheti and four previously unreleased tracks by Russell himself.

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  • Sales Rank: 117,496
  • UPC: 012928819626
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