Veterans Day: The Tom Russell Anthology from Shout! Factory, is in stores now. This 2 disc set from the American Icon; Tom Russell, includes two previously unreleased songs and a 24 page booklet with photos,it also includes some of Russell's artwork.
Veterans Day: The Tom Russell Anthology contains 2 previously unreleased songs, “Dark Angel,” (acoustic version), and a new recording titled “Roll The Credits,” as well as songs from 19 of his albums including hits such as; “Navajo Rug,” “Big Water,” with Iris Dement, “One And One” with Shawn Colvin, recorded about four years before her debut album, 4 songs co-written with Dave Alvin, and of course, “Veteran’s Day,” a song about an American POW once powerfully covered by Johnny Cash.
Born in Los Angeles in 1953, the masterful songwriter was raised on the American West’s cowboy music. Russell’s musical style emerged as a mix of this as well as country, Tex-Mex and folk. Russell has recorded 25 albums and his songs have been covered by artists such as Johnny Cash, Nancy Griffith, Joe Ely, k.d. Lang, Suzy Bogguss, and Ramblin´Jack Elliott. In addition to his songwriting career, Russell has lived a fascinating life. He has published three books, is an established painter, earned a Master´s Degree in Criminology from the University of California and taught school in Nigeria during the Biafran war.