Today, Club 47® is a concert series organized by Tom Rush to keep that tradition alive.”
Club 47 shows at Boston’s Symphony Hall, The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Carnegie Hall in New York and many other venues around the country, both large and small, have featured established acts like Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, The Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Maria Muldaur, Richie Havens and Joan Baez, and have helped newcomers like Nanci Griffith, Alison Krauss, Mark O’Connor and Shawn Colvin to begin to build their own careers –– and the tradition continues.
Club 47 concerts demonstrate both that the music has a rich and resonant history, and that the future looks better than ever. “Looking forward, looking back,” says Rubordersh, “one generation introducing the next.” They are concepts the public and the media find easy to embrace. “Still,” he adds, “it all comes down to a really good excuse to throw a party.” And what a party!
“The Kennedy Center Concert Hall was packed and the stage crowded with musicians and friends Saturday night. Rush and his fellow performers not only celebrated the past and the traditions that link one generation of musicians to the next, but they also made the future for acoustic music look bright indeed. Evocative … sensitive … imaginative … gorgeous … breathtaking … compelling. The music cast an intimate spell.” – THE WASHINGTON POST
“A magical, precious night!” – BOSTON GLOBE