Folksinger, songwriter, and guitarist Tom Rush recalls his illustrious and unconventional career in this music-filled documentary. The film chronicles Rush’s life, mostly from his own humorous, self-deprecating perspective. It is narrated by Rush himself, and features interviews with James Taylor, Elektra Records’ Jac Holzman, and DJ Dick Summer. Tom Rush: No Regrets includes exclusive footage of the folk icon retracing his developmental New England footsteps, on the road as a still-traveling musician, and recent concert appearances at Club Passim (formerly Club 47) and a 50th anniversary celebratory concert at Boston’s prestigious Symphony Hall in December 2012.
Directors: Rob Stegman, Todd Kwait
Writer: Todd Kwait
Features: David Bromberg, Tom Rush, James Taylor and others
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The video is an excerpt from “Tom Rush Celebrates 50 Years of Music” – a concert at Boston’s Symphony Hall, December 28, 2012, released as a two disk CD/DVD available now from the online store.
Here Tom performs “What I Know”, (Used by Permission, All Rights Reserved). Produced by Ezzie Films LLC and BlueStar Media Inc. A special “Pledge Programming” edition aired June 4, 2013 on WGBH & NHPTV.
In a hilarious response to Mitt Romney’s hidden camera 47% video, folksinger Tom Rush released a clip of him singing the delightfully sarcastic “What’s Wrong with America” at a mock fundraiser. “I am shocked and mortified,” Rush wrote on his website. “I was at a fundraiser, simply making some off-the-cuff remarks to a few of the high rollers, trying to explain my position on the state of the country. Well, it was captured by a hidden camera – the scallywags have no shame! I was being perhaps a bit too candid and now the whole thing’s been posted on YouTube. Very embarrassing! I probably could have expressed myself better, but there you have it.”
Tom features in a new segment of Growing Bolder, where he talks with reporter Bill Shafer about his career, the surprise youtube sensation “The Remember Song” and putting out his first new album in 35 years “What I Know”. He also talks about a few of his many side projects like the “Fish Story Song” a story book and video for children.
Shown on many PBS stations, The Growing Bolder TV show reaches 97% of the country.
This is the coloring book-with-CD I mentioned in the recent newsletter. It has received good reviews from the neighborhood tykes and is now all dressed up with a cover picture by one David Jorgenson (who illustrated the Velveteen Rabbit, and many others, and happens to be a neighbor); 16 pages, with each verse on a separate page ready for your budding Picasso (Monet?)
It’s now available online and at shows.
And here’s the song that made it all possible, The Fish Story Song:
Tom’s video performance of Steven Walters’ “The Remember Song” has cruised past 6 Million plays on YouTube!
“The Remember Song” was written by Steven Walters and is used with permission; this clip was recorded at Humphreys By The Bay, San Diego, CA, as part of Judy Collins’ “Wildflower Festival” on June 30, 2002
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