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The Rose of the San Joaquin

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The Rose of the San Joaquin

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Tom Russell
Producers:
High Tone

We gave it a B-

A virile-voiced cowboy romantic who’d be stuck for lyrics if there were no such thing as ”ramblin’ down the road” and ”lovin’ ’em and leavin’ ’em,” Tom Russell is nonetheless capable of socking a home run like his classic ”Gallo del Cielo” — which nothing from his new album The Rose of the San Joaquin can match. He’ll have to do better than this to succeed Ian Tyson and Gordon Lightfoot as folk’s Marlboro Man. B-