An evening with two legendary singer songwriters filled with story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues.
“It was summer entertainment at its quintessential best. Evergreen, ever-growing veteran … Rush’s extraordinary stage presence captivated the audience. His distinctive baritone simply skimmed over the hushed crowd toward the open sea.” — THE BOSTON GLOBE
Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration… a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. 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 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.
Loudon Wainwright III
“Mr. Wainwright has proved to be far and away the most candid diarist among the singer-songwriters who…brought confessional poetry into popular song…. Mr. Wainwright wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation.” – New York Times, Stephen Holden
Loudon Wainwright III, a Grammy-award winning singer, song-writer and performer. Having recently turned 75 years old, Loudon has always been a keen observer of his own aging process, documenting it with an honesty that few songwriters would dare use. On his latest release, Lifetime Achievement, Loudon has many beautifully reflective songs including “How Old Is 75?”
After thirty albums, countless concert appearances, a Grammy, many film and TV roles, and songs recorded by such artists as Johnny Cash, Mose Allison, Bonnie Raitt and his son Rufus, Loudon sounds as engaged and passionate as ever. His singular talent as our foremost six-string analyst and tragicomedian extraordinaire is not only undiminished but hitting new heights of what NPR calls his “unmatched wit and wisdom” on Lifetime Achievement.
Tickets are on sale for Friends on 3/7 at 12pm; general on sale is 3/10 at 12pm.