November 22, 2014
We are hereby announcing a Boston Symphony Hall show at 7:30 PM on Sunday, December 28th, just in time to make your holiday shopping list! These shows have been so much fun I just couldn’t NOT do another one. They seem to provide an antidote to, and a refuge from, the frantic tail-chasing that seems to consume us every holiday season. “Not just another thing to be returned to the mall,” as one correspondent wrote, “but an experience to be savored.” People come to have a good time – and they do. The Globe called one of my first shows there, “A magical, precious night,” setting a high bar for me, one I hope I’ve cleared every year since.
This year I’m going to shoulder out more stage time for myself. I have a clutch of new songs, incubated over the summer, hatched and ready to fledge. I’d love to introduce them to you, and I thought Symphony Hall would be the perfect place from which to launch them. A mystical song, a western drama, some love songs – we’ll see how they fly.
I’m putting together an extra-special backup band for the occasion, including the astounding vocal trio Red Molly (Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner, and Molly Venter); Monica Rizzio, front-woman for Tripping Lilly, on fiddle; and the prodigiously-talented Grace Kelly on sax. These artists, besides making me sound better than usual, will step out for a song or two (or three) on their own. My stalwart core band — Joe Mennonna on piano and sax, Paul Guzzone on bass and Marshal Rosenberg on percussion — will of course be on stage with me.
The Symphony Hall show will also be the Release Party for the video documentary on me that Todd Kwait and Rob Stegman have been laboring on for the past few years, “Tom Rush- No Regrets.” It’s been shown in various iterations at festivals (it took Best NH Documentary at the NH Film Fest) and screenings around New England, and it’s been tweaked and tucked and is finally final, pressed onto shiny DVDs and ready to go. (It won’t be out in the marketplace until early next year, but you, because you’re special, can get a copy or two online at TomRush.com.
And one more thing: we got a late start announcing the show. I would sure welcome your help if you felt inclined to post any of this on Facebook (or Tumblr – Tweeting is also encouraged) or forward this note on to your buddies. Many thanks!
Thanks for stopping by!
PS - There's a video trailer for the new DVD online and a special Facebook page.
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- RECENT INTERVIEWS & REVIEWS
Interview in Red Line Roots, December 19, 2014
Interview and songs on WBUR Radio, Boston, December 17, 2014
Interview and songs on WUMB, Boston, December 9, 2014
Interview by Lauren Daley in Huffington Post Entertainment, October 10, 2014.
Interview in the Hartford Courant, by Owen McNally. An especially good interview, July 15, 2014
Interview in the Broward Palm Beach New Times, January 7, 2014
Interview with music, with Kate McNally on N. H. Public Radio, December 22, 2013
Article and Interview, Tampa Bay Newspapers, December 24, 2013
Tom Rush Celebrates Folk Music History, Yarmouth Register, December 14, 2013
Interview in Connecticut Magazine, December 4, 2013
Robin Young talks with Tom on NPR, June 12, 2013
A first person account of Tom's recent Symphony Hall show in Foster's Daily Democrat, January 5, 2013
Boston Globe Review of Symphony Hall Concert, December 31, 2012
Tom Rush Celebrates 50 Years With a Return to Symphony Hall, Boston Globe, December 23, 2012
Tom visits the Boston.com Media Lab and performs several songs, December 3, 2012.
Celebrating 50 Years of Storytelling & Music - interview in the St. Petersburg (FL) Examiner, November 25, 2012
In a new video, "Why Tom Rush Refuses to Hurry," Tom talks with reporter Bill Shafer. The feature was produced by Growing Bolder. It appears on their website and will air on a number of PBS affiliates around the country in coming weeks. Released June 27, 2012.
Tom' appearance on NPR's "Here and Now" with Robin Young, May 15, 2012
Tom performs on WGBH-TV Boston, supporting the film
For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival, April 11, 2012
- Tom's performances on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, are available online:
April 16, 2011
May 29, 2010
April 18, 2009
- 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!
- One of the very first music videos ever produced was for Tom's album, The Circle Game, circa 1968. Produced by Arthur Gorson it has been put online by Filmmaker Jonathan Moser.
- Tom watches his Facebook page closely and contributes when he can.
Tom with James Taylor following a benefit concert.
|"The Remember Song," can now be downloaded online from iTunes.|