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Tom Rush would like to stage the Grand Finale for his 50th year on stage with a return to Symphony Hall, Boston, on Friday, December 28
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    A guitar pick with my “Guitar Tree” logo and (printed) signature.

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    DVD: The Fish Story Song, a kid’s song made into a video with some very cool other stuff
    thrown in. Perfect for K-4, then 10th grade and up. In between they think it’s too “childish”. (Think Stocking Stuffers!)

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    Your choice of these CDs: What I Know (the latest, and I think my best work); Trolling for Owls (silly songs and stories); New Year (live from Symphony Hall in 1980, just being re-issued).

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    My very first album, “Live at the Unicorn,” recorded in 1962, fifty whole years ago—now
    being reissued in CD format, SIGNED (but not personalized – I’m afraid I can’t do that in this
    exercise).

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    Limited edition event Tee shirt, just for the Symphony Hall show. This will be a very
    handsome 100% cotton shirt, and will make you look thinner. (When the project is fully funded
    we’ll get back in touch to see what size you want.)

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    Limited edition show poster. We’ll make a really nice poster for this show, suitable for framing, and I’ll send you one.

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    Balcony seat*, 1st (lower) balcony, rows B&C. While they last. (1st balcony will be filled first, then 2nd)

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    Balcony seat*, 2nd (top) balcony, rows B&C. While they last. (1st balcony will be filled first, then 2nd)

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    A pair of Balcony seats*, 1st (lower) balcony, rows B&C. While they last. (1st balcony will be filled first, then 2nd)

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    One table seat* on the main floor.** While they last. (These will be filled from front-of-Hall to back.)

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    A pair of table seats on the main floor.** While they last.

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    Tom Rush Cigar Box Guitar, with Tom Rush Cigar Box amp. I found these cool old cigar box labels featuring some guy (not me) named
    Tom Rush. Bruce Gootner is using them to make cigar box guitars. Primitive? Yes. Playable? With the right attitude, yes. Fun? For sure!! Matching battery-driven amp. Beer not included.

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    A pair of table seats on the main floor, while they last PLUS a tee shirt, poster and Unicorn CD.

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    Two VIP table seats (a small section up front where the guests of the artists will be
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    see, for all time! (Limited availability.)

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    An entire table (5 seats) on the main floor, while they last. Bring your friends, bring the kids!

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    An entire table (5 seats) in the VIP section, thanks in the program book, a set of
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    A whole table of 5 in the VIP section, thanks in the program book, a set of CDs, 5 tee
    shirts and 5 posters, AND you will be thanked from the stage and you’ll receive a personal
    letter of thanks from me.

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    We’ll give you credit as “Associate Producer” in the Program Book, an entire table
    (5 seats) in the VIP section**, a set of CDs, 5 tee shirts and 5 posters AND I’ll dedicate a
    song to you (or your designee), AND you will be thanked from the stage and receive a
    personal letter of thanks from me.

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    (This might make a good corporate holiday gift.)[Table for 5 in the VIP section**, 2 of your party can join the band on stage for
    the finale, plus credit as “Associate Producer” in the Program Book, , a set of CDs, 5 tee
    shirts and 5 posters AND I’ll dedicate a song to you (or your designee), AND you will be
    thanked from the stage and receive a personal letter of thanks from me. (Rules apply to the finale—you can’t upstage the star, for instance. No chicken suits
    permitted.)

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    Front row seat*, 1st balcony (Row A). While they last. (Front row, 1st balcony will be filled first, then 2nd)

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    A pair of front row (Row A) balcony seats. (These are, in my mind, the best seats in the house.) The lower (1st) balcony will be filled first, front to back and then the upper (2nd) balcony.

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    A Tom Rush Signature guitar from McKenzie & Marr, serial #50 (in honor of my 50th
    year) with a premium arch-top hardshell case. This is the one without the Naked Lady inlay
    on the neck. I’ve been playing an M&M guitar on stage for a while now, and they’re really nice
    instruments! We’ll have it shipped to you (or give it to you at the concert if you’re coming) with
    a guitar pick, a personalized copy of my instructional DVD “How I Play (Some of) My Favorite
    Songs,” and a personal letter of thanks from me.

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    A Tom Rush Signature “Naked Lady” guitar, serial #50 (in honor of my 50th year) with a
    premium arch-top hardshell case. See her at macmarr.com I’ve been playing the very instrument
    pictured here on stage for some weeks now, and she’s a real beauty. We’ll ship her to you (or
    give her to you at the concert if you’re coming) with a guitar pick, a personalized copy of my
    instructional DVD “How I Play (Some of) My Favorite Songs,” and a personal letter of thanks from
    me.

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    Gets you the actual Naked Lady guitar I’ll be using in the show and will be memorialized
    in the video documentary, signed, with a letter of authenticity.

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    A private concert by yours truly at a mutually agreeable time and place in the continental US, sometime in the next 12 months. For you and your honey, or a gang of your friends – all I ask is an audience willing to listen. Additionally you pay transportation for one, and provide minimal sound and lights. (This is a significant discount off the sticker price for this kind of event.)

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