Tom has selected Mackenzie & Marr to create two guitars for him. One is an upgraded replica of his beloved Naked Lady which was lost in a fire 20 years ago; the other, without the Naked Lady inlay, is called the Signature Dreadnought.
"If there is such a thing as a folk star, this guy merits the title. Whether performing a heartfelt ballad, singing a down-to-earth blues tune, or weaving an onstage story with strands of humor and wisdom, Rush has been winning audiences over since the 1960s." BOSTON GLOBE
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There’s some Big Stuff brewing at the moment. We videotaped the Symphony Hall show at the end of December—the one where I celebrated my 50 years on stage with musical buddies David Bromberg, Jonathan Edwards, Buskin & Batteau and Dom Flemons (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops), The DVD is coming soon and Boston’s WGBH, along with some other New England PBS stations, has picked the show for use as a fundraising special. The first airdate tentatively slotted for early June—check local listings!
Also, the DVD and companion audio-only CD will be available here the minute we get them from the plant. I’ll send out an email blast as soon as they arrive – so if you’re not “on the list” sign up now.
Meanwhile, we’re pondering the wisdom of doing another Symphony Hall show this coming December 28. I’m tempted to have another go at it, and I’m thinking this one should be a Club 47 reunion – get some of the old guard back together (along, of course, with a dazzling newcomer or two). Stay tuned! Again any announcements will be made via the email list.
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