Drawing on over four decades spent as a folk troubadour, Tom Rush’s performances roam a vast musical territory, from sweet bal- lads to gritty blues. Rush helped shape both the folk revival in the ‘60s and the renaissance of the ‘80s and ‘90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, and Garth Brooks all cite Rush as a major influence, and he has long
championed emerging artists, from Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, and James Taylor to Nancy Griffith and Shawn Colvin. Rush’s voice has grown even richer and more melodic with training, and his music, like a fine wine, has matured and ripened in the blending of traditional and modern influences. His expressive voice, distinctive guitar style, terrific yarn-spinning, and wry sense of humor have defined acoustic music for generations, and his performances are a celebration of where acoustic music has come from and where it’s going.