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. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him 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.
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. 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.
Tom Rush began his musical career in the early '60s playing the Boston-area clubs while a Harvard student. 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. (It is testimony to the universality of his appeal that his songs have been folk hits, country hits, heavy metal and rap hits.) Signed by Elektra in 1965, Rush made three albums for them, culminating in The Circle Game, which, according to Rolling Stone, ushered in the singer/songwriter era.
Experiencing a Tom Rush concert in the Cabot Theater is a visual and acoustical delight. A listening room, the 95-year-old movie palace offers a warm and nuanced sound throughout the house, even in the highest seats in the balcony. The non-LED digital lighting systems and unobstructed sight lines provide an intimate and memorable concert experience, for both artist and audience. Event attendees can also feel food about supporting this nonprofit's efforts to to save this wonderful, irreplaceable North Shore venue.
Enter your email to sign up for our email list
Thank you for signing up to our email list.
In The Mood - America's Favorite Big Band Musical
Presented by The Cabot in partnership with Fred Taylor
Broadway comes to Beverly! IN THE MOOD is a celebration of the music of the 1930s and 40s – the Big Band era. With the live sensationa...