If there ever has been an underrated singer/songwriter - tom russell goes for top rank.
His 89er - "Road to Bayamon" already was a record to take to the famous island, but "long way" simply leaves you in awe. Handmade music? - very true, but more than this : soulmade music played with a heart full of poetry, rhythm and ...honesty
Fame, money, gold awards - he deserves them all but he does not sound to be particularly interested - he does not fit the charts, those "do you remember..." names - his work will survive decades while the so called "big shots" earn the headlines and are forgotten in no time.
Buy Tom Russell - his music is a lifetime companion!