Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world.
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 once told Rolling Stone, “Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences.”
Signed by Elektra in 1965, Rush recorded three albums for the label, culminating in The Circle Game in 1968, which included his signature hit, No Regrets. Rush toured extensively throughout the 1970s and releases several albums.
In 2009, Rush released What I Know, his first studio album in 35 years. A review by Randy Lewis of The Los Angeles Times says, “[Rush] hasn’t recorded a studio album in more than 30 years, but you’d never guess that he’d been away so long, from the lithe spirit in his voice on these 15 tracks … At 68, Rush shows no sign of trying to push the boundaries of anything. Rather, he’s happy to sing about what matters to him and put the welcome mat out for anyone who cares to drop by and listen in.”
A video surfaced on YouTube of Rush performing the sad-but- true ditty, The Remember Song. The video has generated more than six- million views. General seating: $37, Loge: $42, Student: $15.
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BIG ARTS Pop and Jazz season’s line-up also includes Kathy Kosins in “A Toast to the Ladies of Cool” (January 26); The Glenn Miller Orchestra (February 2); Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues (February 16); Fred Hersch Jazz Trio (March 8); “Cinema Toast: Celebrating The Music of the Movies” (March 15); and Wendy Webb at the Herb Strauss Theater (April 1).
All shows begin at 8 p.m. at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, with the exception of Wendy Webb, who will perform at the Herb Strauss Theater. BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
BIG ARTS offers single event tickets as well as series and subscription tickets at www.BIGARTS.org.
Want to read more? Please visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event information, including links to artists’ websites and to purchase tickets. Tickets also available at BIG ARTS Marks Box Office, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, phone (239) 395-0900, and at the Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone (239) 472-6862.