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Tom Rush : Biography

on November 14, 2010 - 12:00am

Greenwich Village not only became a magnet for songwriters, it also attracted interpreters of folk and country blues. Nobody did it better than Tom Rush, a thoughtful, immaculate stylist who exquisitely adapted others’ material.

Rush emerged from the Boston and Cambridge scene, and by the time he signed to Elektra, he had already recorded two albums for Prestige in 1963 that revealed him to be an accomplished bottleneck guitarist. His Elektra debut, Tom Rush, is simply masterful, and his version of Bukka White‘s “The Panama Limited” beyond compare.

When Rush came to record his second LP, Take