Readers’ Picks: Tom Russell “October in the Railroad Earth”

Andy Trott from Gloucestershire kicks off our new series in fine style.

To begin our new ‘Readers’ Picks’ series Andy Trott has chosen the title track from Tom Russell’s 2019 album ‘October in the Railroad Earth’ – “Tom’s homage to Jack Kerouac, oh and by the way is that Bill Kirchen supplying a killer telecaster solo? I ask you – what’s not to like?” Thanks to Andy for a great choice, getting the series off to a great start. Right who’s next? Send those suggestions in. Details below.

‘Readers’ Picks’ invites you to send us your suggestions for a piece of music that you love and that you think others would love too. It could be a video clip of a particularly memorable performance or a particular track that you love – audio tracks can also be suggested. Your choice can be vintage or modern, legendary or obscure, so long as it’s any good!

If you want to suggest something please supply the following:

  • Your name and location
  • A link to your choice
  • A few words (maximum 100) outlining why you have chosen it.

Send your suggestions to us using this email address or our contacts page.

We look forward to hearing from you.

About Clint West 319 Articles
From buying my first record aged 10 and attending my first gig at 14, music has been a lifelong obsession. A proud native of Suffolk, I have lived in and around Manchester for the best part of 30 years. My idea of a perfect day would be a new record arriving in the post in the morning, watching Ipswich Town win in the afternoon followed by a gig and a pint with my mates at night,
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Thanks for your choice Andy. I haven’t come across Tom Russell before, though being relatively new to Americana it’s not that surprising. I will definitely delve deeper. Cheers

Raymond Walker

Seen him play a couple of times and loved every minute. He is not only a songster with messages,but he is a wonderful raconteur with a wealth of stories.