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My Summer Reading: Songwriter Tom Russell

My Summer Reading: Songwriter Tom Russell

The Taylor-Burton marriage grips the Texan indie musician

Texan songwriter Tom Russell's reading: the torment of learning to write, and the thrills and depths of high-octane marriage

Second up in theartsdesk's short series of recommended reads is Tom Russell, the Texan musician who has a reputation as the last great American songwriter. His 25 albums stray from cowboy music to "folk opera" - which makes his reading selections surprising.

1. What are you reading at the moment?

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