On Wednesday, March 20, Sisters Folk Festival welcomes back legendary Americana artist and songwriter Tom Russell. Russell is a master storyteller and has recently released Mesabi, his 26th album, a work that instantly grips the listener and holds on as vivid scenarios unfold from tune to tune.
He is truly an American original and is writing out of “the wounded heart of America,” a searing and telling pictorial of the American Southwest experience. Russell is credited with helping to create the Americana radio format with the great Dave Alvin. “It’s rare indeed when a songwriter is so strong in his own unique voice and style that they redefine the music boundaries that are in place, this is Tom Russell,” says Sisters Folk Festival Executive Director Brad Tisdel.
Along with providing music and arts-oriented curriculum in the Sisters schools, Sisters Folk Festival is committed to providing affordable, quality entertainment in Sisters during the off-season. The concerts help stimulate the local economy, especially since the Winter Concert Series has developed a reputation for bringing top talent to Sisters.
Tickets, www.sistersfolkfestival.org or 541-549-4979. Tickets are also available at Paulina Springs Books in Sisters and Redmond and FootZone in Bend. The price for each show is $15/adult for advance tickets and $10/student, $20/adult at the door. The SFF 2013 Winter Concert Series concerts will start at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm.