Recent praise for Voices

Recent praise for Voices

Tom Rush is a walking encyclopedia of American Song…. at [the age of] 77 he’s found his own muse, and it’s really beautiful. I mean the album is just a joyful warm expression of life, it just feels lived in and it feels like something you can live with –– and his voice is still beautiful…. this wonderful album Voices has the feeling of a gift.

Robin Hilton & Anne Powers –– All Songs Considered, NPR [12:25]

 

[A] true elder statesman of folk and singer songwriter stuff, it’s a fact he never will just crank them out. However when he does venture into a studio, he certainly has something to say, that is always very musical and flat-out feels real good. Voices upholds the “I’m-in-no-rush tradition.”

Ken Spooner — ElmoreMagzine.com

 

Voices is Tom Rush in splendid form. If you know Rush’s music … I don’t have to tell you they are wondrous creations. They stand up under as many listenings as you care to subject them over years and decades…. If you don’t know the guy, Voices is as good as any place to get acquainted. Afterwards, you don’t have to thank me. Just treat yourself to more from his admirable body of work, and then rejoice that the man is still among us.

Jerome Clark –– rambles.net

 

The CD’s closing title track [‘Voices’] invokes the eternal music of life, the songbook of sounds that surround us, felt if not often heard, and “the songs that sing the truest are in the key of love,” a life lesson cherished and passed along.

Roger Wink –– vintagevinylnews.com

 

 

This is a great record, brimming with wonderful melodies, lyrics, and performances. It’s stripped down and mostly easygoing, with simple string arrangements, a touch of piano, and a rhythm section. At the age of 77, Rush, through his characters, comes across as relaxed, content, and comfortable with how things have turned out in his long career.

Ed Symkus –– wickedlocal.com

Voices is the first album ever of all-Rush originals, ten relaxed, warmhearted, amused and sometimes thoughtful songs that perfectly reflect Tom’s wry persona…. As on Rush’s previous studio album, 2009’s What I Know (Appleseed), his first studio release in 35 tour-filled years, his smiling, understated delivery, and exemplary skills as an acoustic guitarist are sympathetically framed by a crew of Nashville-based studio musicians helmed by musician-turned-Grammy-Award-winning producer Jim Rooney…

Troy Michael ––  innocentwords.com

 

Like a comfortable pair of overalls or a warm blanket on a chilly night, Tom’s music may be comforting but that doesn’t mean that he plays it safe. On Voices – the first album in his career consisting almost entirely of originals – Tom Rush presents an album that embraces the spirit of his early recordings with the maturity that time has graced him with…. More than five decades on, Tom Rush is still creating music that springs from his heart and sings to the hearts of others.

Stephen Schnee –– discussionsmagazine.com

 

The best news is that he’s composing not only frequently but well indeed. Rush told me in an email that he considers Voices “my best work (so far),” and I’m inclined to agree. There are wise and touching love songs (“Far Away,” “Life Is Fine”) and poetic meditations (the title cut)…. Throughout, Rush is backed by a fine combo, and his vocals are just as rich and compelling as they were on the best of his earlier albums.

Voices album review – Jeff Burger – themortonreport.com

 

Interviews:

Essential 8: Tom Rush: thedailycountry.com

Tom Rush Listens to Countryside “Voices” in His New Single – PopMatters.com

Tom Rush on His Heroes and Letting Songs Happen – NoDepression.com

Folk artist and NH native Tom Rush lets his own songwriting do the talking on the upcoming album – newhampshire.com

Tom Rush, Legendary Folk Singer/Song-Finder, Readies ‘Voices,’ First Album Of Originals – top40-charts.com

“An Ode To Our State In Music”: A Humorous article which includes ‘If I never get back to Hackensack’ – Steven March – NorthNewJersey.com