His songs have been covered by the Jefferson Starship, the Band, Rick Danko, Richie Havens, Scott Petito and Leslie Ritter, John Hall and dozens of European artists, many becoming number one hits in The UK and Norway. One became platinum in the mid 1990's. He played folk-rock in Greenwich Village NY in the late 60's and alternative country in Austin Texas in the early 80's. He walked out on the Nashville Songwriting factories and spent 10 years in Dublin Ireland recording and touring extensively in Europe. He now makes his home in Woodstock, NY and tours both America and Europe. He is admired by critics, fellow performers and perceptive music lovers who havbe bought the imported copies of many of his albums. Andy Hardin, Tom Russell's long time guitarist, called him 'the best solo performer he's ever seen'. As of this writing, July 21, 2007, he has released his 22nd album, Bloodlines.