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Tom Rush and heavy folkie friends reunite at Symphony Hall this Saturday

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The Club 47 tradition continues.

After the success of last year’s 50th anniversary concert at Boston’s Symphony Hall, Tom Rush returns to his home turf this weekend for another celebratory event. Rush will again be playing with some heavy folkie friends this Saturday, December 28, at the same prestigious venue.

Many famous musicians from the past and present are expected to appear, including Patty Larkin, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, and a special performance by the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, featuring an on-stage reunion of Kweskin, Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur and Bill Keith. Geoff and Maria will also be performing short solo sets. The house band includes Paul Guzzone, Joe Mennonna, and Marshall Rosenberg.

Year-end Tom Rush concerts at the Paradise, and then Symphony Hall, were a tradition in the 1980s. This weekend, the tradition continues.

Here’s a message posted by Tom Rush on his official website:

Gang -

I'll be returning to Symphony Hall for a brand new tons o' fun show on Saturday, December 28th, and it's going to be a musical party to remember! (There will be no filming this year, and no streaming, so either you're there, or you're not.) ... The top tier tickets are sold out and the rest are moving briskly. We've added more names to the roster: Sarah Lee Guthrie (Woody's granddaughter and Arlo's kid) and Johnny Irion will be joining us in the merriment. (As you will recall, the Kweskin Jug Band with Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur and Bill Keith will be there, and Patty Larkin, and of course your humble servant, moi!)

Tickets are available online, or by calling the Symphony Hall Box Office at 1-888-266-1200.

As Rush mentioned above, last year’s concert was filmed and recorded, and the results were released on a DVD/2CD set as “Tom Rush Celebrates 50 Years of Music.” Besides Mr. Rush, the concert featured guest performances by Buskin & Batteau, David Bromberg, Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Jonathan Edwards. The release is now available online from Tom Rush’s Music Store.

Rush was also the focus of this year’s award-winning documentary, “Tom Rush: No Regrets,” and appeared in the film, “For The Love Of The Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival.”

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