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TOM RUSH PLAYS SUICIDE SIX!
By David Corriveau (Valley News Staff WriterThursday, July 06, 2017)
During the countdown to his concert on Saturday night at Suicide Six in Pomfret, folk singer Tom Rush is waxing nostalgic about his former life in the Upper Valley.
“I miss Dan & Whit’s,” the 76-year-old Rush, who now lives near Boston, said during a recent stop in West Lebanon to promote the show. “I miss the good people who were our friends and neighbors. I miss the guitar center in Hanover, and Bear Hollow Vintage Guitars.”
Rush moved away in 2014 — less from an urge for going than from the sale of the rental house in Norwich where he’d lived, quite contentedly, with his wife and their daughter.
This past May, Sharon resident and legendary Americana producer Jim Rooney offered him a dose of relief from the homesickness — as well as “a magic carpet ride” of supporting musicians — when they convened in Nashville to record the new album that Rush expects to release in the fall.
“It’s almost all my own songs for the first time ever — 10 out of the 12,” said Rush, who made his reputation interpreting, recording and bringing attention to the compositions of the likes of Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Jackson Browne and Shawn Colvin. “I just got on a roll with the writing and the songs kept coming. And with Jim’s connections, we were able to get Kathy Mattea doing background vocals and Sam Bush on the mandolin. And the studio guys he can call in are just phenomenal. ... This album took six days to record. I remember albums that took six weeks.”
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