Tom Rush (from the album Voices available on Appleseed Recordings)
In his role as a Folk Singer, Tom Rush has provided words and music to the world since the early 1960’s, keeping the momentum going with his recent release, Voices. While a student at Harvard, Tom Rush found a spot in the local Boston music scene, establishing himself with a residency at The Club 47, ground zero for the coffee house circuit, releasing two album before graduation. Voices echoes with the sounds Folk music has cultivated. Tom Rush leading a Country jug band into the decisions of “Heaven Knows (But It Ain’t Tellin’)” as Voices offers a footstomper with album opener, the story of “Elder Green” while it strums up some Folk Rock for the tale of “My Best Girl”, saddles up a western ramble for “Life is Fine”, and tributes the words of others as the title track listens to the lessons floating around us all.
Storytelling is the thread the has linked the years and songs in the career of Tom Rush. Styles circulate around the stories as Tom Rush becomes the traveler, revisting the past in “Going Down to Nashville” and crossing out spots on the maps as a no-go zone with “If I Never Get Back to Hackensack”. Voices spots a pair of feet that tell a different story than the woman they are leading around the floor in “How Can She Dance Like That” and softly sings out for “Corina, Corina”. Tenderness tugs at the guitar strings on Voices as Tom Rush entices with “Come See About Me” and wraps himself in the arms of love as he hangs up “Far Away” as a sign to keep the world out. Both a player and a curator of the traditions of Folk Music, Tom Rush continues his Club 47 tour to bring fellow Folkies voices familiar and new to the world.
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