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Palace Danbury Hosts Documentary On Legendary Musician Tom Rush

A documentary on musician Tom Rush will debut at The Palace Danbury on Friday, Nov. 7.
A documentary on musician Tom Rush will debut at The Palace Danbury on Friday, Nov. 7. Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. -- Legendary folksinger, songwriter and guitarist Tom Rush recalls his illustrious and unconventional career in the new documentary, “Tom Rush: No Regrets.” The film will have it’s Connecticut premiere at The Palace Danbury on Friday, Nov. 7, starting at 8 p.m.

The film won the best documentary at the New Hampshire Film Festival.

Part of The Palace Danbury’s “Meet The Filmmaker Series,” the evening will include a wine and cheese reception beginning at 7 p.m. as well as a Q&A segment with filmmaker Rob Stegman and Tom Rush following the screening.

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.

The film chronicles Rush’s life, mostly from his own humorous, self-deprecating perspective. It includes exclusive footage of the folk icon retracing his developmental New England footsteps up through his recent 50th anniversary celebratory concert at Boston’s prestigious Symphony Hall.

The documentary features interviews with Tom Rush, James Taylor, Elektra Records’ Jac Holzman, and DJ Dick Summer, plus musical cameos by David Bromberg, Buskin & Batteau, Jonathan Edwards, and Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

In the film, James Taylor reflects on Rush’s influence. “If it weren’t for you, I would not be here,” the singer-songwriter says. “I definitely walked in the path you shine a light on, and I pattern myself - in no small way - on you ... and you’re the greatest!”

Tickets cost $20 and include a wine and cheese reception starting at 7 p.m. as well as a Q&A following the screening. Tickets may be purchased online , by phone at 203-794-9944, or at the box office starting one hour before showtime.

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