Tom Rush accompanied by Matt Nakoa
Friday, September 25, 2020
Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.
Avalon Theatre $40
“Rush and his fellow performers not only celebrated the past and the traditions that link one generation of musicians to the next, but they also made the future for acoustic music look bright indeed. Evocative … sensitive … imaginative … gorgeous … breathtaking … compelling. The music cast an intimate spell.” Washington Post
Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer whose shows offer a musical celebration…a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become.
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 ’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.
His distinctive guitar style, wry humor, and warm, expressive voice have made Rush both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads, and the passion of gritty blues.