For the last half century, Tom Rush has entertained audiences with his spirited folk songwriting and live performances. More than that, Rush is also the man responsible for discovering and bringing to light several iconic musicians, and his penchant for recognizing talent led him to record songs by then-unknowns James Taylor, Jackson Browne, and Joni Mitchell. Last year, Rush celebrated 50 years of music with a live concert recording, showing off his adept guitar playing and relaxed charm. This week, Rush comes to the North Bay for two shows, playing on Friday, Oct 10, at City Winery, 1030 Main St, Napa. 8pm. $40-$50. 707.260.1600; & then again on Saturday, Oct 11, at the Dance Palace, 503 B St, Point Reyes Station. 8pm. $20-$42. 415.663.1075.