The Boston Globe and Boston.com welcomed folk legend Tom Rush on to the Morrissey Boulevard set for a special Live in the Lab performance. Rush has had major impact on the folk genre for more than five decades, and is preparing for his Club 47 concert at Boston's Symphony Hall on December 28.
This year's Symphony Hall show, celebrating 50 years of Rush's performances, was the result of a Kickstarter campaign ... the fifth most successful music campaign the site has ever done.
- From Tom Rush's web site: 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.
Stay tuned for a full replay, including interview with The Boston Globe's James Reed.
Recent Tom Rush articles on the Web:
Celebrating 50 Years of Storytelling & Music
Tom Rush's appearance on NPR's "Here and Now
Still singing and touring, hes in no Rush to quit
From The Boston Globe, Feb. 22, 2009:
After 35 years, Tom Rush picks up where he left off
More Rush on the Web: Twitter | Facebook
Live in the Lab: Tom Rush
Recorded on Monday, December 3, 2012
LIVE IN THE LAB ARCHIVE
The banjo master stopped by our Morrissey Boulevard studio and played a pair of songs before doing an online chat with readers. Video and chat transcript inside.