Folk musician Tom Rush will perform at Chocolate Church

Tom Rush Photo of Medora Hebert

Influential folk musician Tom Rush will perform alongside Matt Nakoa at Bath’s Chocolate Church Arts Center at 7.30pm on Saturday March 26.

Tom Rush’s impact on American music has been profound. Beginning in 1965, Rush made three albums for Elektra Records, culminating in “The circle game,” which rolling stone credited with ushering in the singer/songwriter era. With songs written by Tom Rush, these early albums introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor, who said: “Tom was not only one of my first heroes, but also the one of my main influences. ”

After a series of folk-rock albums and tours in the early 1970s, Rush took a break to recharge his creative side. But the musician returned in 1981, selling Symphony Hall in Boston. Today, Tom Rush’s voice has become richer and more melodic, and his music has matured and matured in the blend of traditional and modern influences. Many of Rush’s songs like “No Regrets” and “Child’s Song” have become American folk classics.

Tom Rush will be joined by award-winning songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Matt Nakoa. Born in a small goat farm in New York, Nakoa trained as a concert pianist before accepting a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music as a singer. His early solo albums, released in 2012 and 2014, won numerous songwriting awards, including victory at the Kerrville Folk Festivalʼs New Folk Competition.

Tickets for all events at the Chocolate Church Arts Center are available for purchase at chocolatechurcharts.org or by calling the box office at (207) 442-8455. All performances will be subject to the CCAC’s current COVID-19 policy, which requires spectators aged 12 and over to be fully immunized or have a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of arriving to a performance, as well as a corresponding photo. IDENTIFIER.

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