Joni Mitchell once had this to say about Tom Rush:

“[His music] screams for recognition. Tom Rush is a musician who projects sensibility. He can handle the dangerous emotions of love and tears as few have ever been able to bare themselves with their voice and eloquence.” (New York Free Press, March 28, 1968)

High praise from an artist whose own career was helped tremendously by Tom Rush’s own versions of Mitchell’s songs.

Tom Rush will turn 81 years old on Tuesday, February 8th. WUMB will share his own songs and song-interpretations from his 60-year career throughout the day.

Hear the Artist of the Day features in the 9 AM, noon, 3 PM, and 7 PM hours.