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[7 Jul 2010 | One Comment | 1,794 views]
Tom Russell: ‘Blood and Candle Smoke’

Tom Russell’s Blood & Candle Smokecontinues his recent run of excellent albums.
Beginning with the spoken word/concept album Hotwalker,continuing with 2006’s Love & Fearand still coming strong with Blood and Candle Smoke, Tom Russell has carved a niche in the field of Americana that is at once a blend of the beat mystique of the fifties and Tex-Mex mythopoetics.
But that is a pretty small box to put him in since the songs here also range as far afield of Mexico as Africa and include tributes to people as disparate as Nina …