A mainstay of the '60s folk revival, Tom Rush has enjoyed a long-running career spanning seven decades. His rich, warm voice and his knack for finding new material from gifted songwriters made him a frequent presence at folk clubs and festivals from the '60s well into today.
Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor 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.
Rushs impact on the American music scene has been profound. Apart from helping shape the folk revival of the 60s, his music has influenced 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. 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.
Opening the show will be singer-songwriter, Matt Nakoa
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47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866