After the recent Boston premiere of the documentary, “Tom Rush: No Regrets,” at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA, fans were treated to a 15 minute musical set by Tom Rush, followed by a 20 minute Q&A session with Mr. Rush and filmmakers Todd Kwait and Rob Stegman.
Below is a list of what was covered in the Q&A. You can view the entire video in the embedded clip.
- Witnessing Bo Diddley (on violin) and David Bromberg (on Bo’s Guitar) jamming on “Hava Nagilah” to the Bo Diddley beat.
- Will Tom’s children follow in his footsteps?
- The history of his “Naked Lady” guitar.
- When Tom is inspired to write happy or sad songs.
- Winters in Wyoming.
- The possibility of a Tom Rush CD box set.
- The effect of recording for Jac Holzman’s Elektra Records label.
- Trying to write an autobiography (or an advice book).
- Writing a song – melody or lyrics first?
- Looking for a new place to live.
- Seeing the clip from “The Tonight Show” where Jimmy Fallon was made up to look like Tom.
- The possibility of an instructional DVD.
- Joni Mitchell content in the documentary.
- Live webcasts.
- Hanging out with Bob Dylan in Greenwich Village around the time of the release of Dylan’s debut album.
- “Inside Llewyn Davis.”
- What was left out of the documentary.
An article focusing on the musical portion of the show, where Rush performed “Life is Fine,” “Drift Away,” and a medley of “Who Do You Love” and “Bo Diddley,” was posted yesterday.
“Tom Rush: No Regrets” is an award-winning documentary exploring the rich music legacy of the iconic singer, songwriter and master storyteller. It includes new and archival performances by Tom Rush, and a special appearance by James Taylor. You can find out more about the film, “Tom Rush: No Regrets,” in the links below.
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