While driving down to San Francisco this afternoon, a familiar favorite voice from the rich resources of memory on a PBS station lifted me in a way I couldn’t have dreamed of after so many years since hearing him last.
Please allow me to dip into our past:
For the many who don’t know the name, Tom Rush is one of the last men standing from the Great Folk Music Scare of the 1960’s. He became famous for recording great songs, by songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, and Murray McLaughlin before anyone else had ever heard of them. Tom’s also from just over the river in Merrimack, New Hampshire, although he’s lived in Wyoming for several years.
Tom has a new album coming out, his first studio album in thirty-five years.
He was an idol to this young man and still is.
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