Tom Rush

A pivotal figure of the early-'60s folk revival, Tom Rush emerged on the Boston scene as a fine interpreter of folk and blues nuggets (earning comparisons to our own Koerner, Ray, and Glover) and a distinctive guitarist. As his career progressed, he earned a rep as a champion of undiscovered talent (covering then-unknowns like Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and Jackson Browne), and eventually staging shows (dubbed Club 47) that mixed famous and obscure artists. Rush also ventured into folk-rock and, while not terribly prolific, wrote some memorable, widely covered songs, such as "No Regrets." Last December, Rush, looking uncannily like Mark Twain, played Boston's Symphony Hall with a slew of friends both old (David Bromberg) and new (Dom Flemons). The show, Celebrates 50 Years of Music, now is out in a CD/DVD set. (Photo by Richard Lyons)
Sat., Sept. 7, 7 p.m., 2013

 
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