Tom Rush's impact on the American music scene has been profound. Tom helped shape the folk revival in the '60s, starting with the now legendary Club 47, and helped spur on the folk renaissance of the '80s and '90s. His music has influenced and left its stamp on generations of artists including James Taylor, Garth Brooks, Shawn Colvin and others. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Tom's shows are filled with the joy of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of beautiful ballads and the passion of gritty blues and much loved songs like "No Regrets," "Urge For Going," and "Rockport Sunday." Experience the distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice that have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. Now celebrating his 52nd year on stage and in the studio with a show that is as timely as ever, Tom is still doing what audiences love him for: writing and playing passionately, tenderly ... knitting together the musical traditions and talents of our times.
Matt Nakoa is an internationally touring singer/songwriter, recently appearing at The White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk legend Tom Rush. Matt was accepted as a vocalist to Berklee College of Music where he studied alongside soon-to-be Grammy winners St. Vincent and Esperanza Spalding among others. After school, Matt landed in NYC's vibrant piano bar scene. There he quickly became a star performer at Manhattan's famous Brandy's Piano Bar, with lines waiting outside the door each Saturday night. As if illustrating two sides of himself, Matt's first album, Light In The Dark (2012), is a sweeping pop opus, while A Dozen Other Loves (2014) explores an intimate acoustic palette. Across the board his song craft has garnered awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festival's prestigious New Folk Competition.
Despite his relatively young age, Grammy-nominated MPress recording artist Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour. A singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who averages over 150 live performances annually, Seth has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major festivals. He's shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar. His music has also caught the ears of fans, industry and critics alike, with USA Today stating that his "exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel." His first Daytrotter session was called "a genuine revelation" by Blurt Magazine, and was praised by M Music & Musicians Magazine for its "shimmering, seductive melodies."
An Evening with Tom Rush and Matt Nakoa
with Special Guest Seth Glier
at Schimmel Center