If you’ve yet to familiarize yourself with the wonderful music of Tom Russell, here’s your chance: two marvelous videos of performances from his equally marvelous new live album, Aztec Jazz. Check them out and let me know if you don’t agree that this guy constitutes a national treasure.
Here’s “Nina Simone”:
And here’s “East of Woodstock”:
Russell has been making great music like this for about four decades so if you’re new to the party, you’ve got a lot of catching up to do.