Monday, June 18, 2007



ATLANTA, GA - Legendary singer/songwriter Tom Rush’s video clip for “The Remember Song” has become a true internet phenomenon, having amassed over 2.2 million plays and counting on in just three months. The live performance video clip of “The Remember Song” was filmed in San Diego at Humphrey’s By the Sea during one of the shows Tom was doing with Judy Collins. Rush sings about the most feared aging symptom that all Baby Boomers dread: forgetting. He sings about missing keys, glasses, phones, and well - worse - names. So please take a look at this fabulous video: a vignette into the genius mind of Tom Rush. Follow the YouTube road to this link and see for yourself:

The song was written by Steven Walters and Tom has been playing it live for several years because it always connects with his audiences of all ages. The video also shows the reactions of the audience, as well as the comedic timing that Tom Rush has while delivering the song. It’s a flawless performance. This clip is taken from the Judy Collins Wildflower Festival DVD with Tom, Judy, Arlo Guthrie and Eric Anderson, which is available for sale on Tom’s web site.

Tom Rush first came into prominence in the 1960s as a singer/songwriter at a time when music began to really shape American culture. He is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration - a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues.
Over the years, he has toured throughout the world, and his songs have been re-interrupted by several new generations. He was one of the first artists to record a then-unknown Joni Mitchell’s songs, and was an inspiration to a young James Taylor, who has been quoted as saying, “Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but one of my main influences.” Tom Rush signed with Elektra Records in 1965 and his early work exposed listeners to Mitchell (The Circle Game album), Jackson Browne (“Jamaica Say You Will”) and Leonard Cohen. Tom’s craving for good songs and attracting great musicians gave way to his legendary Club 47 shows in Boston, which brought in young talent like Nanci Griffith, Shawn Colvin, Bonnie Raitt, and Allison Krauss. The Club 47 shows were the pre-cursor to the coffee house circuit as a way to champion new emerging artists. A few years ago, U2 inserted a lyric from Tom’s song, “No Regrets” into the live performance of their hit, “Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own,” with the words, “I don't want you back/We'd only cry again/Say goodbye again.”

As an artist, Tom Rush feels his approach is to be the servant of the song, saying, in an interview several years ago when Columbia/Legacy released his retrospective CD, No Regrets, The Very Best of Tom Rush, “You just want to be the window people see the song through.”

This honest approach is what draws people to Tom; he’s very personable, witty and thoughtful. His uncanny knack for finding songs that suit him is incredible, which makes him one of the chief architects of the singer/songwriter genre.

Tom is still an active performer doing about 60 shows a year and currently resides in the Santa Barbara area his wife, Renee Askins, who is the founder of the Wolf Fund.

For more information on Tom and his music, a complete listing of his tour itinerary and to purchase CDs and other merchandise, visit

To schedule an interview, or to get more information on this story and Tom, please contact Jill Kettles at the office: email:

Upcoming Tom Rush Performance ItineraryJuly12 - Manchester, NH - Thu. Night Live Concert Series - Veterans Park - 7:30 PM 13 - Sanbornville, NH - Wolfeboro Folk Concert Series - 7 PM 14 - Patchogue, NY - Great South Bay Music Festival 16 - Larchmont, NY - Watercolor Café - 7 PM 23 - Jackson, WY - Jackson Hole Center for the Arts - 8 PM - 30 –

No comments: