Folk Legend Tom Rush LIVE at the Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem

Karen McNamara September 5, 2008 September 15, 2008, Bethlehem, NH. Doors open at 7pm, Showtime is 8pm - 10pm They say the Stars come out in Bethlehem and soon Tom Rush will be one of them.

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yankee

Summerville, SC

#1 Sep 6, 2008
Folk legend? I've never heard of this man.

“Honesty and justice for all”

Since: Sep 07

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#2 Sep 6, 2008
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.
http://www.tomrush.com/about.html
yankee

Summerville, SC

#3 Sep 6, 2008
I read that too, but have still never heard of him.

“Honesty and justice for all”

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#4 Sep 6, 2008
yankee wrote:
I read that too, but have still never heard of him.
Probably depends on which generation you are part of.
yankee

Summerville, SC

#5 Sep 6, 2008
Glen Yarbrough, Peter Paul and Mary, Kingston Trio, and scores of others I've heard of and enjoy, but not this guy. Saw him on youtube and don't recognize the face or voice.
yankee

Summerville, SC

#6 Sep 6, 2008
LvsNH wrote:
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Probably depends on which generation you are part of.
Is he someone that you are familiar with?
KingCast

Boston, MA

#7 Sep 8, 2008
LvsNH wrote:
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Probably depends on which generation you are part of.
Davey Kenney was there. I hope you two shared in the postive energy.

Peace.
KingCast

Boston, MA

#8 Sep 8, 2008
PS: I'm working with some folks who work with Livingston Taylor, James' brother.

http://greenplanetconcerts.com/artists/

Peace again.

-c

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#9 Sep 8, 2008
yankee wrote:
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Is he someone that you are familiar with?

I know the name and I've listened to his music, but never saw him in person or bought his music. He will be performing at Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH later this year.
treehugger

United States

#10 Sep 12, 2008
I would suggest if you have never heard of Tom Rush ask around and you will find that many people you know will recognize the name favorably. I have found that people who have had an interest in folk music know who Tom Rush is. I am sure all people of a certain age have heard his music but just never followed that genre. Many have never heard of Woody Guthrie but recognize the name as Arlo Guthrie's father. Some have never even heard of Arlo Guthrie. There are many great musicians in the folk world who are virtually unknown to "mainstream" America. I am thrilled he is coming to the north county again.
Sam Colt

Wentworth, NH

#11 Sep 12, 2008
KingCast wrote:
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Davey Kenney was there. I hope you two shared in the postive energy.
Peace.
How could somebody be there when the event has not happened yet.
Dave

Rockland, MA

#12 Sep 16, 2008
I suggest seeing him in person, you will be a fan, not only of his music, but his whimsical wit and stories. His guitar playing is excellent, and he is self taught, never had a lesson.
Dave

Rockland, MA

#13 Sep 16, 2008
Also, when I saw him up in Maine last week, he announced that he and his wife are planning to move back to New Hampshire, but it wasn't definite yet.
Blotto

Marcus Hook, PA

#14 Sep 22, 2008
For some reason that I could never grasp, Tom's parents spent a week or two every summer at my parents' house on the Cape. My parents had previously owned a motel, where his parents stayed every summer. After my parents sold the motel, they rented out an in-law style apartment in their new retirement house to Tom Rush's parents, who had sort of followed my folks from the motel to their new home. Never saw Tom, but his parents were real, real nice people. We were always glad to see them. Tom's father taught at The Kent School in Connecticut, where I think Tom spent a good part of his youth. Pleasant memories, that's for sure.

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