The Rose of the San Joaquin (1995) 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'… Tom Russell
Music Review

The Rose of the San Joaquin (1995)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Tom Russell

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-

Originally posted Nov 10, 1995 Published in issue #300 Nov 10, 1995 Order article reprints