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Tom Russell to release Folk Hotel in September

The singer-songwriter will also tour in November and December.

Tom Russell
Credit: Tom Russell

Tom Russell is set to release new album Folk Hotel through Proper Records on 8th September 2017.

The album features new original songs plus a duet with Joe Ely on Bob Dylan cover Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues, which is one of two bonus tracks. Other guests on the record include Joel Guzman on Tex-Mex accordion (Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues), Augie Meyers and Eliza Gilkyson.

Folk Hotel was recorded at Congress House studio in Austin, Texas. The album covers wide-ranging subject matter including songs and stories about New York’s Chelsea Hotel, a journey up the road from El Paso to Santa Fe and a song fro Dylan Thomas.

The track listing for Folk Hotel is:

1. Up In The Old Hotel
2. Leaving El Paso
3. I’ll Never Leave These Old Horses
4. The Sparrow of Swansea (For Dylan Thomas)
5. All On A Belfast Morning
6. Rise Again, Handsome Johnny
7. Harlan Clancy
8. The Last Time I Saw Hank
9. The Light Beyond The Coyote Fence
10. The Dram House Down In Gutter Lane
11. The Day They Dredged The Liffey – The Banks Of Montauk – The Road To Santa Fe-O
12. The Rooftops Of Copenhagen

Bonus Tracks – physical version only:

13. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
14. Scars On His Ankles

Russell will support the album release with a UK and Ireland tour in November and December. Fans can see him at the following dates:

Fri 17th Nov: Belfast – The Clayton Hotel (028 9064 1410 /

Sat 18th Nov: Portstewart – The Flowerfield Arts Centre (028 7083 1400 /

Sun 19th Nov: Kilkenny – The Set Theatre (+353 56 7721728 /

Mon 20th Nov: Dublin – Whelan’s (01 478 0766 /

Wed 22nd Nov: Cardiff – St David’s Hall (029 2087 8444 /

Thurs 23rd Nov: Bristol – Thekla (0117 929 3301 /

Fri 24th Nov: Lowdham – Village Hall (0115 966 3596 /

Sat 25th Nov: Bury – The Met (0161 761 2216 / /

Sun 26th Nov: Leeds – Brudenell Social Club (0113 275 2411

Tues 28th Nov: Pocklington – Arts Centre (01759 301547 /

Wed 29th Nov: Oxford – The Bullingdon ( /

Thurs 30th Nov: Basingstoke – The Forge @ The Anvil (01256 844244 /

Fri 1st Dec: London – The 100 Club (020 7636 0933 /

Sat 2nd Dec: Farncombe St. John’s Church (01483 21520 /


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