Folk Icon Tom Paxton Announces New Album, ‘Redemption Road’
After a career spanning 50 years with more than 60 albums, legendary folk singer-songwriter Tom Paxton has announced he will add another LP to his expansive catalog. ‘Redemption Road’ will arrive on March 10 on Paxton’s own Pax Records.
Paxton came up with fellow folk icons, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Dave Van Ronk, in the venerable '60s Greenwich Village scene. Now 77 years old, Paxton continues that classic folk tradition with ‘Redemption Road,’ which he says will contain political, carefree and heartfelt tunes alike.
However, even in his most poignant moments, he says his songs aren’t autobiographical.
“When I’m writing a so-called confessional song, in my mind, I’m writing it for all of us,” Paxton said a statement released today (Jan. 13). “Tom Paxton is only a minor character in the first-person singular songs. It’s very seldom that it’s myself and myself alone that I’m writing about. I’m really writing in a Walt Whitman kind of impersonal ‘I.’”
Paxton will tour in support of ‘Redemption Road’ alongside Janis Ian. The tour -- which Paxton says may be his last before taking a break from the road -- includes dates from January through April, but there will hopefully be more shows added throughout 2015. Check out the full list of tour dates below, and stay up-to-date with everything happening in Paxton's world at his official website here.
Tom Paxton 2015 Tour
Jan. 15: Seattle, Wash. ---- The Triple Door
Jan. 16: Portland, Ore. ---- Alberta Rose Theatre
Jan. 17: Florence, Ore. -- Winter Folk Festival
Feb. 27: Albany, N.Y. -- The Egg, Swyer Theater
March 4: South Orange, N.J. -- South Orange Performing Arts Center
March 5: Tarrytown, N.Y. -- Tarrytown Music Hall
March 6: New York, N.Y. -- City Winery
March 7: Patchogue, N.Y. -- Patchogue Theatre
March 8: Monroe Township, N.J. -- Richard P. Marasco Center for the Performing Arts
March 18-19: Minneapolis, Minn. -- The Dakota
March 20: Stoughton, Wisc. -- Stoughton Opera House
March 22: Chicago, Ill. -- Old Town School of Folk Music
April 9: Ponte Verda Beach, Fla. -- Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
April 10: Vero Beach, Fla. -- Emerson Center
April 11: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -- Broward Center for the Performing Arts
April 12: West Palm Beach, Fla. -- Kravis Center, Gosman Amphitheatre
April 13: Clearwater, Fla. -- Capitol Theatre
April 22: Santa Cruz, Calif. -- Rio Theatre
April 23: Napa, Calif. -- City Winery
April 24: Grass Valley, Calif. -- The Center for the Arts
April 25: Berkeley, Calif. -- Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
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