Tom Rush Concert to Benefit the Jackson Center

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American folk musician Tom Rush
American folk musician Tom Rush

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Robert H. Jackson Center

The Robert H. Jackson Center announces that American folk musician Tom Rush will make a special appearance to benefit the Jackson Center on Sunday October 11, 2015 at 7:15 p.m.
Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration, a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues.
Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor told Rolling Stone, “Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences.” Country music star Garth Brooks has credited Rush with being one of his top five musical influences. Rush has long championed emerging artists. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor, and in more recent years his Club 47® concerts have brought artists such as Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin to wider audiences when they were just beginning to build their own reputations.
The fundraiser will benefit the Jackson Center and help further its mission to advance public awareness and appreciation of the principles of justice and the rule of law as embodied in the achievements and legacy of Robert H. Jackson, US Supreme Court Justice and Chief US Prosecutor at Nuremberg.
Tickets are on sale now at $35 a ticket for general admission and $50 for a VIP ticket which includes a post-show meet & greet with Tom Rush. To purchase tickets visit us online at www.roberthjackson.org or contact info@roberthjackson.org, 716-483-6646.