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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Folk Singer Tom Rush Kickstarts 50th Anniversary Concert

Tom Rush has been performing for 50 years and he wants to celebrate! But he doesn’t want to go the conventional route through concert promoters and middlemen.

So to fund his December 28th concert in Boston’s Symphony Hall, he’s appealing directly to his fans via Kickstarter to fund the rental of the hall and the costs of putting on his show.

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  • Tom Rush, musician

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  • Sue

    Hi Robin, you are not alone…..I couldn’t hold it together either after listening to Tom Rush sing that song.  What a great show you do….keep up the good work.  I am a faithful listener.  You jump start my afternoons.
    Thank you
    Sue Hardt

    • Smithja

      I last saw Tom perform in 1974 at the Hullabaloo in Rensselaer, NY. This past Saturday night my sister and I watched him at the Bennington Arts center. The man is INCREDIBLE!!!!!  And SOOOO  funny. And, very personable. Just a terrific person – and  an unrivaled talent.
      jab

  • Johnwclark

    What was the name of the song?

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