Live at the Wildey Theatre on Thu, Apr 25th, 2013
While serving as a the Theatre Manager at the Wildey Theatre, Bedell arranged and oversaw the production of Tom Rush, American guitar virtuoso. Tom Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound as was his performance at the Wildey Theatre. 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, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks have cited Tom as major influences. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Subsequently, his Club 47 concerts brought attention to emerging artists such as Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.