In New Hampshire: Skid Marks

"You made a record, and everyone bought it. Then you went on tour, and everyone lined up for tickets. That was all any of us knew about the music business, and that included the people who ran the business." The speaker is Tom Rush, a folk singer, acoustic-guitar operator and onetime rambling man with some mileage on him. Just now, like other New Hampshiremen in Mud Season, he feels entitled to be a touch grouchy. There was plenty of snow for cross- country skiing this winter on the logging roads around his big hillside house, but the maple-syrup season was no...

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