Tom Rush here. I’m getting in touch because over the years you’ve helped me and my extended musical family to put together some really wonderful projects. Together we celebrated my 50th year on stage at Boston’s Symphony Hall and completed the film Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival. If you subscribe to my newsletter, you may have already heard, but I’ve got a new project on the burner that I hope you’ll find compelling.
I’ve got almost enough self-penned songs assembled to make an entire album. This has never happened before! (I’ve always done a mix of my own and other people’s songs, mainly because I’m lazy and don’t get around to writing as much as I know I should.) The muse has been visiting a lot over the past couple of years, and I’ve been trying the songs on audiences who were very enthusiastic about them. So I’ve taken the leap and booked studio time in Nashville in early May.
So here’s where I need your help. In olden times, the Big Record Company would front the costs of recording in exchange for a lien on your soul and at least one kidney. Nowadays, thanks to the magic of the interwebs, an artist can go directly to the audience and, basically, pre-sell the CD (and a fabulous array of other stuff), not cede control over the process to a bunch of guys in suits, and retain control of soul and internal organs.
Pledge Music is the platform of choice these days, and our page is the aforementioned PledgeMusic.com/TomRush. We had a lot of fun putting together the list of enticements (the new music, of course, but also rare/collectable stuff, stuff that makes sense, and some stuff that is just plain stupid). Check it out!
And don’t forget to peruse the list of upcoming gigs below—coming to shows is the other best way to support an artist!
Happy Spring (if it ever gets here),