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Tom Rush
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Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration…a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humour and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues.

Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor told Rolling Stone, “Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences.” Country music star Garth Brooks has credited Rush with being one of his top five musical influences. Rush has long championed emerging artists. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor, and in more recent years his Club 47® concerts have brought artists such as Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin to wider audiences when they were just beginning to build their own reputations.

In 2012, he began a revival of his Club 47® shows at Boston’s Symphony Hall. Tom Rush: 50 Years of Music, featured old friends David Bromberg, Jonathan Edwards and Buskin & Batteau, and new friends like Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. The show was streamed live, and has been released as a DVD video.

He followed up with a sold-out show at Symphony Hall in 2013, with the Kweskin Jug Band, Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur and Bill Keith, Patty Larkin, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion.

Today, Tom Rush lives in Massachusetts when he’s not touring. His voice has grown even richer and more melodic, and his music, like a fine wine, has matured and ripened in the blending of traditional and modern influences. He’s written a number of new songs. He’s doing what he loves, and what audiences love him for: writing and playing …passionately, tenderly…knitting together the musical traditions and talents of our times.

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2018 release. Tom Rush's Voices is the CD that fans of modern folk music and contemporary singer-songwriters have been waiting for 50 years. 



30th Jan Newburyport, Massachusetts Firehouse Center for the Arts
31st Jan Newburyport, Massachusetts Firehouse Center for the Arts
01st Feb Fall River, Massachusetts Narrows Center for the Arts
08th Feb Portsmouth, New Hampshire South Church Unitarian Universalist Church
 Tom's Birthday Bash kicks of his First Annual Farewell Tour! Read on...
09th Feb Undisclosed Location ~ Private Event
04th Mar Asheville, North Carolina Mountain Spirit and Isis Music Hall Present
05th Mar Decatur, Georgia Eddie's Attic
07th Mar Stuart, Florida Lyric Theatre
09th Mar Key West, Florida The Studios of Key West
10th Mar West Palm Beach, Florida Kravis Center
19th Mar Waynesboro, Virginia Wayne Theatre
20th Mar Clearwater, Florida Ruth Eckerd Hall
 Sharing the stage with the band “America”, and Matt Nakoa.
21st Mar Alexandria, Virginia The Birchmere
22nd Mar Wilmington, Delaware The Grand Opera House
25th Mar New York, New York The Iridium
26th Mar Philadelphia, Pennsylvania World Cafe Live
03rd Apr Derry, New Hampshire Tupelo Music Hall
04th Apr Franklin, Massachusetts Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
05th Apr Canton, Connecticut Bridge Street Live
30th Apr Clayton, New York Clayton Opera House
01st May Syracuse, New York Redhouse Arts Center
02nd May Schenectady, New York The Eighth Step at Proctor's
 Appearing with Matt Nakoa
08th May Lexington, Massachusetts Isaac Harris Cary Memorial Building
 Doubble billing: Tom Rush & Jesse Colin Young
09th May Undisclosed Location ~ Private Event
 Private Event, Grotton, MA
28th May Undisclosed Location ~ Private Event
 Private Reunion, New Haven, CT
16th Jun Bristol, England United Kingdom St George's Bristol
 UK & Ireland Tour
17th Jun Birmingham, England United Kingdom Birmingham Town Hall
 UK & Ireland Tour
19th Jun London, England United Kingdom Cadogan Hall
 UK & Ireland Tour
21st Jun Manchester, England United Kingdom RNCM
 UK & Ireland Tour
23rd Jun Gateshead, England United Kingdom Sage Gateshead
 UK & Ireland Tour
24th Jun Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom The Queen's Hall
 UK & Ireland Tour
28th Jun Dublin Ireland Liberty Hall
 UK & Ireland Tour
10th Jul Brownfield, Maine Stone Mountain Arts Center
05th Sep Camden, Maine Camden Opera House
19th Sep North Truro, Massachusetts Payomet Performing Arts Center
24th Sep Richmond, Virginia The Tin Pan
25th Sep Easton, Maryland The Avalon Theater
26th Sep South Salem, New York The Heights at Brother Vic's
27th Sep West Chester, Pennsylvania Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center