Recent praise for Voices

Recent praise for Voices

Tom Rush is a walking encyclopedia of American Song…. at 77 he’s found his own muse, and it’s really beautiful. I mean the album is just a joyful warm expression of life, it just feels lived in and it feels like something you can live with –– and his voice is still beautiful…. this wonderful album Voices has the feeling of a gift.

Robin Hilton & Anne Powers –– All Songs Considered, NPR [12:25]

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Tom Rush Declines Job as Pope!

The Paul Leslie Hour Episode #85 – Tom Rush

Paul Leslie spends time talking to Tom, reflecting on his process and digs into the backstory of his new album “Voices”.



Tom Performs "Drift Away"

The new album “Voices” is now available

The new album “Voices” is now available on both CD and limited release LP (!!!) in the online store, and at upcoming shows, while stocks last.

The very first copies have now been sent out to all of you who supported the project on PledgeMusic and I’d like to thank all of you who did, especially these folks!

All the best,

Tom Rush




Here are a few teasers off the album:

Elder Green (trad., arr. Tom Rush)

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Tom plays his new song “Voices” for listeners of WBUR Boston.


Tom Performs "Lost My Driving Wheel"

WPSU releases full concert recording

WPSU Radio out of Pennsylvania State University has released the recording of a concert performed by Tom on May 15, 2015, at Pennsylvania State Theater.

Mel Deyoung of WPSU writes:

It’s no stretch to call the 76 year old Rush a folk legend, as he maintains a busy performance schedule that continues to bring audiences the warmth and energy for which he is well known.  And of course, his incredible songs!

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Post Thanksgiving Thanks

Post Thanksgiving Thanks


Given all the depressing, appalling, frightening, disgusting (I could go on) things that are happening in our world today, I have decided to take refuge in gratitude. Despite all the Bad, every day we are all surrounded by things, people, moments that are wonderful, beautiful, transcendent—and I don’t want to lose sight of them because I’m focused on the nasty stuff.  Read the full story . . .

Behind the scenes recording with Matt Nakoa | Photo Neale Eckstein

Life has been way too busy


It’s been a while! Life has been way too busy lately — I thought things were supposed to slow down at this stage of life.

The new album, to be called “Voices,” is nearing completion and should be released early in 2018 (though PledgeMusic supporters will be getting their copies around Christmas). The recording was done in Nashville with Jim Rooney as producer and “Rooney’s Irregulars” as the session players — I couldn’t be happier with the results. Here’s a sample: Elder Green. Read the full story . . .

Image of Gene Shay WXPN Folk Show features archival Tom Rush interviews. 2005 - Gene Shay and Tom Rush, Philadelphia, 23.10.2005. Photo: Robert Corwin

Gene Shay WXPN Folk Show features archival Tom Rush interviews

Heading image ©2005 Robert Corwin

The magical Gene Shay of 88.5 WXPN Philadelphia has been a friend and supporter of Tom since his earliest days. This show starts with Gene talking about Tom version of “Mole’s Moan” and how it became the staple intro to the show for many decades. Having produced a weekly folk radio show since 1962, this show is part of the buildup toward Gene’s retirement. This program features archival interviews with Tom (at the 37min mark), as well as an 1967 interview with Joni Mitchell and others.