Tom Paxton To Travel No More

After countless albums and innumerable honors, including a Grammy lifetime achievement award, Tom Paxton is about to hang up his travelin’ shoes.  That is, following January dates on both coasts, a two month excursion with Janis Ian and shows in England.

Having risen out of the same Greenwich Village coffeehouse scene that included Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Dave Van Ronk, Paxton is a walking, singing, playing legend that symbolizes the long and varied traditions encapsulated in roots music.  This year Paxton will achieve another career milestone when he’s inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame March 14.

Paxton is touring in support of his latest album, Redemption Road, arriving March 10 on his Pax Records imprint. Recorded at the Butcher Shop in Nashville with producer Jim Rooney, the album features an incredible lineup steeped in Americana and includes Tim Crouch on fiddle and mandolin, Al Perkins on dobro, frequent collaborator Geoff Bartley playing National steel guitar, Kirk “Jellyroll” Johnson on harmonica and executive producer Cathy Fink on banjo and harmonies.  Janis Ian contributes harmony on the title track and longtime friend John Prine guests on “Skeeters’ll Gitcha”

“If he called me, I’d be there in a heartbeat,” Paxton said about Prine’s Redemption Road appearance.  “That’s what friends are for.  To sing a verse in a silly song.”

Now Paxton’s final road adventure is taking shape.  Here are the dates currently on the books:

Jan. 14 – Courtenay, British Columbia, Native Sons Hall (Winter Jam)
Jan. 15 – Seattle, Wash., The Triple Door
Jan. 16 – Portland, Ore., Alberta Rose Theatre
Jan. 17 – Florence, Ore., Florence Events Center (Winter Folk Festival)
Feb. 27 – Albany, N.Y., The Egg
March 4 – South Orange, N.J., South Orange Performing Arts Ctr.
March 5 –  Tarrytown, N.Y., The Tarrytown Music Hall
March 6 – New York, N.Y., City Winery NYC
March 7 – Patchogue, N.Y., Patchogue Theatre For Perf. Arts
March 8 – Monroe Township, N.J., Richard P. Marasco Center For The Perf. Arts
March 18 – Minneapolis, Minn., Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
March 19 – Minneapolis, Minn., Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
March 20 – Stoughton, Wis., Stoughton Opera House
March 21 – Chicago, Ill., Old Town School Of Folk Music
March 22 – Chicago, Ill., Old Town School Of Folk Music
April 2 – Richmond, Va., Tin Pan
April 3 – Vienna, Va., Barns At Wolf Trap
April 9 – Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
April 10 – Vero Beach, Fla., Emerson Center
April 11 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Broward Ctr. Amaturo Theater
April 12 – West Palm Beach, Fla., Gosman Amphitheatre
April 13 – Clearwater, Fla., Capitol Theatre
April 22 – Santa Cruz, Calif., Rio Theatre
April 23 – Napa, Calif., City Winery Napa
April 24 – Grass Valley, Calif., The Center For The Arts
April 25 – Berkeley, Calif., Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
May 9 – Dublin, Ireland, Vicar Street
May 15 – Birmingham, England, Town Hall
May 16 – Harrogate, England, Royal Hall
May 18 – Liverpool, England, Liverpool Philharmonic
May 19 – Basingstoke, England, The Anvil
May 24 – Shrewsbury, England, Severn Theatre
May 27 – Brighton, England, St. Georges Church 

Janis Ian appears March 4-22 & April 9-25.

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