This album marks the 50th anniversary of the debut recordings by the celebrated folk artist, Tom Rush, with a release on CD of the complete historic set.
While a student at Harvard University in 1962, 21-year-old Rush was already drawing crowds to Boston venues. His guitar virtuosity and imaginative treatment of folk and blues standards attracted unreserved critical acclaim.
His appearances at the Unicorn in central Boston on two dates - February 16 and March 19 - were recorded and issued on Rush's own label on cassette, then vinyl, in that year.
While the recordings lack the hi-fi polish of studio work, they provide an authentic and thrilling early insight into Rush's extraordinary talent.
Thus was born a recording and performance career that has spanned the decades into the 21st Century, in which Rush developed into a major player on the folk-rock scene, with a world-wide following.
1 Ramblin' On My Mind 2 San Francisco Bay Blues 3 The Old 97 4 Every Night When The Sun Goes Down 5 Walking Blues 6 Make Love To You 7 Poor Man 8 Orphan's Blues 9 Pretty Boy 10 Truly Julie's Blues 11 Talking Dust Bowl 12 Old Blue