By Leah Greenblatt
Updated September 02, 2009 at 09:53 PM EDT
Colin Young Wolff

Tom Russell, the itinerant singer-songwriter (his compositions have been covered by Johnny Cash, k.d. lang, and Nanci Griffith, among others) and longtime Charles Bukowski pen pal, has a new album, Blood and Candle Smoke, out September 15.

The song “East of Woodstock, West of Vietnam,” below, is one of the album’s collaborations with horn-dusted Southwest indie rockers Calexico:

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