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
"Never miss a chance to see Tom Rush live he's got that rare one-of-a-kind quality that makes you realize you've seen somebody who really matters."
Eric Thom, EXCLAIM Magazine (CA)
Welcome, and thanks for stopping by. Have a look around. I can tell you that there’s some fun stuff in the Photo Album — conveniently arranged by decade, though the ‘80s are missing for some reason. I think I might have been having a bad hair decade.
In the Music Store the new video documentary, No Regrets, is the top seller by far, wherein you can learn something, but not everything, about my sordid past. For those of you interested in the Club 47 history and the ‘60s folk scene in Cambridge, MA, "For The Love Of The Music" is a great mini-history in three incarnations: CD, DVD and BluRay DVD. Check it out!
Just so’s you know: we recorded the Symphony Hall show at the end of December with Red Molly, Monica Rizzio and Grace Kelly. The music that night was exceptional (for my part I debuted five new songs) and a CD is in the works, though I won’t promise a delivery date at this point.
Finally I'm delighted that Matt Nakoa, will be joining me for many of my upcoming shows. Matt is a 2014 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Winner, and a multi-talented performer.
Ever wonder about the instruments Tom plays; what kind of picks he uses; all those wires on stage; how he tunes his guitars for various songs? Our very extensive FAQ page answers these and many more questions about Tom and people who have played with him. If you have a question, you'll probably find the answer here.
Tom's performance on Mountain Stage, aired on National Public Radio (NPR) in April, 2009.
(photo: Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage)
Tom's video performance of Steven Walters' The Remember Song has cruised past 6 Million plays on YouTube!
WXPN's Gene Shay, the "Dean of Folk DJ's" retired from the folk airwaves after a glorious 50+ year career on Sunday, February 1st. As a tribute, Tom Rush plays a version of his "Mole's Moan," the song Gene used as the theme to his show. /
"The Remember Song," can now be downloaded online from iTunes.