Tom Rush is credited for starting the “singer/songwriter” movement. He emerged from the folk scene of the early Sixties, releasing a series of albums that featured covers of traditional folk and blues songs. Things changed for 1968’s The Circle Game, where Rush became the first artist to record songs by then-unknown songwriters Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Jackson Browne (before the three even signed record contracts).
Rush has always written his own material, but it might surprise you that his latest album, Voices, is the first release which features an entire record of his own compositions – it’s only taken 55 years!
We talk to Rush about using crowd-funding to support his new project, the fact that he almost never remembers writing his songs, and how a recent Youtube video of his went viral and received SEVEN MILLION views!