Madison Live Music Meetup Message Board › A Evening with Tom Rush (event announcement, not an official meetup)
One of our members asked if we would promote an event on our group even if it wasn't necessarily the group's kind of thing (or it might be, I don't know!). I didn't want to make this an official meetup as no one would technically be hosting it, but here are the details if anyone is interested in going. Also, if there is enough interest, we could certainly make it a meetup. :)
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 @ 7:30pm
Reserved - $30
Obstructed view - $15
Group / Series - $28
Stoughton Opera House
381 E Main St
Stoughton, WI 53589
To order by phone call 608-877-4400
Drawing on over four decades spent as a folk troubadour, Tom Rush's performances roam a vast musical territory, from sweet ballads to gritty blues, offering a celebration of where acoustic music has come from and where it's going. 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 is still going strong today. His voice has grown even richer and more melodic with training, and his music, like a fine wine, has matured and ripened in the blending of traditional and modern influences. Tom is continuing to write and perform classics like "No Regrets" and "River Song" and his most recent album, What I Know, was voted Folk Album of the Year by the International Folk Alliance.
Tom Rush is, in short, folk royalty. The warm, homey magic spun in the course of a Tom Rush performance has often been likened to a cozy evening spent in front of a living room fire. (We'd all be lucky to have such living rooms!) So grab a chair and prepare yourself to be captivated by this preeminent singer-songwriter, whose expressive voice, distinctive guitar style, terrific yarn-spinning, and wry sense of humor have defined acoustic music for generations.
For more information, visit tomrush.com