- 27 Jan 20
The American singer helped shape the folk revival of the 60's and his influence on generations of artists has been profound.
Tom Rush will play a headline gig at Liberty Hall Theatre on Sunday, June 28.
The American folk and blues singer's shows offer a musical celebration filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues. His distinctive guitar style, wry humour and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world.
Rush began his musical career in the early 60's playing the Boston-area clubs while attending Harvard University. The Club 47 was the flagship of the coffee house fleet, and he was soon holding down a weekly spot there, learning from the legendary artists who came to play, honing his skills and growing into his talent. He had released two albums by the time he graduated.
Rush displayed then, as he does today, an uncanny knack for finding wonderful songs, and writing his own – many of which have become classics re-interpreted by new generations.
Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the 60's and the renaissance of the 80's and 90's, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor told Rolling Stone, “Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences.” Country music star Garth Brooks has credited Rush with being one of his top five musical influences. Rush has long championed emerging artists. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor, and in more recent years his Club 47 concerts have brought artists such as Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin to wider audiences when they were just beginning to build their own reputations.
Tickets are €35.00 and go on sale Thursday, January 30 at 10am.