Aerosol scientists suggest that singing is an activity associated with an increased risk of audience exposure to the SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In order to minimize that risk, the singers in shows presented at Blue Strawberry starting this August will all perform from as far upstage as possible. read more...
“New York had Dylan, but we had Tom Rush. Like a lot of people who do what I do, I owe my career to him...he’s a real national treasure.” James Taylor
Folk icon Tom Rush began his career in Boston at the famed Club 47. From there, Tom helped shape the folk revival in the '60s and the renaissance of the '80s and '90s. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. He is credited by Rolling Stone with “ushering in the singer/songwriter era.”
Maybe you remember Circle Game, Urge for Going, No Regrets, or Child’s Song?
Having just celebrated his 50th year on stage and in the studio, Tom continues to break new ground. His YouTube clip of “Remember Song” has become an internet sensation with close to 6 million plays. His crowd sourced, Sold-Out 50th Anniversary concert at Boston’s Symphony Hall was filmed and broadcast by PBS and the video documentary “Tom Rush - No Regrets” won Best Documentary at the New Hampshire Film Festival and is screening throughout New England.
“Never miss a chance to see Tom Rush live; he's got that rare one-of-a-kind quality that makes you realize you've seen somebody that really matters.” Eric Thom, Exclaim.ca
“It’s just great to hear him again ...that voice and relaxed, achingly melancholic careworn delivery has lost none of the magic that beguiled me over 40 years ago.” Mike Davies, NetRhythms
“...a supernatural ability to inhabit a song and inform it with his unique sense of purpose, humor and wonder.” Brian Baker, Cincinnati City Beat