In what has become a delightful, much-anticipated Rockport tradition, folk legend Tom Rush returns to the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Rush’s easy, world-weary baritone and nimble finger-picking combined with his wry, poignant songwriting made him a star of the 60’s urban folk revival.
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 including superstars like James Taylor and Garth Brooks. 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.
Rush’s timeless originals, including beloved songs like “No Regrets” and “Galveston Flood,” have become true classics, residing in the heart of the folk canon. His annual appearances in Rockport have become treasured “don’t miss” events.
“It was Rush’s humor – his timing was Seinfeldesque – as much as his warm voice and deft guitar-playing that carried the show.”
– Chicago Tribune
“A softly glowing, welcome event. Fluid… gorgeous… ravishing… ditsy… inventive… gritty… elegant.”
– The Boston Herald
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