COLLINSVILLE — Tom Rush is scheduled to perform at Bridge Street Live at 8 p.m. Nov. 7.
Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration…a journey into the tradition and spectrum of how music can passionately touch the lives of people everywhere.
His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a treasure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues.
Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the genre in the ’80s and ’90s; 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.
Rush began his music career performing in Boston-area clubs while attending Harvard and has spent a great deal of his career performing in New England on a regular basis.
Rush is credited by Rolling Stone magazine with ushering in the era of the singer-songwriter. In addition to performing his own compositions, he sang songs by Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor, amongst others, helping them to gain recognition early in their careers.
His 1968 composition, "No Regrets,” has become an acknowledged standard, with numerous cover versions having been recorded by a variety of artists. These include The Walker Brothers, whose version charted in the Top Ten of the UK singles chart in 1975, Emmylou Harris, who included the song on her 1988 album Bluebird, and Midge Ure whose cover also made the UK Top Ten.
Learn more at http://tomrush.com