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John Rush takes you on a musical journey like no other one-man show can. Singing and playing guitar / bass / harmonica / piano / saxophone / banjo / keyboard and percussion John Rush plays his own original music and songs you know. If you think you've seen this before, you're wrong. John Rush is not just another singer/songwriter! Wowing audiences with his guitar work and capturing them with his voice and lyrics John Rush won Campus Entertainer of the Year and Campus Awards Musician of the Year!
John has opened for:
Jack Johnson, The Black Keys, Matt Kearney, Fuel, Eve 6, Edwin McCain, Rob Thomas, The Whalers, and many more.
John Rush has a much larger sound than most solo musicians. Taking a unique approach, John performs with the help of a loop machine that allows him to record a guitar "loop" on the fly and then play lead, bass, harmonica, piano, and percussion over it. John beats on his guitar, plays bass lines, and expressive guitar leads that impress the most critical listeners. This allows him to sound like a whole band even though it's just John and a guitar. "I do this all live," says John. "People always ask me if this is prerecorded music, but it's not. I think if you go hear live music, it should be live. I rely on my own ability to perform; the technical effects are only there to enhance what I do."
Originally from Huntsville, Alabama, John first learned to play guitar at the age of twelve. After playing in jazz and rock bands through high school John went to Athens, Georgia on a classical guitar scholarship to the University of Georgia. After leaving Georgia John moved to Nashville, TN where he quickly became a must-see show in the bar scene before taking his show on the road.
Averaging more than 200 dates a year, John Rush is making a name for himself in the college campus and club circuit. With a set list that covers hundreds of different bands, John Rush plays originals and/or covers depending upon what the audience requests. John has been called a " Human iPod " because he can play more than 80 hours of music upon request! That means you could hear John play for 80 hours straight and never hear a song repeated, or you could see 40 different 2 hour shows and never hear the same song twice!
John's powerfully dynamic voice makes you feel he's lived every song he sings. John's style is part Jack Johnson and part Jimi Hendrix.
John has released 3 CDs to date. His critically acclaimed debut CD, They Don't Know My Name, features two tracks from the soundtrack to the film Autumn and Everything After. John's second CD, Songs From The Road, is a compilation of live recordings. John's third and most recent CD, Always Touring, shows John's talents as a songwriter while highlighting his skills a guitarist and has been called "A Must Buy CD" and "A Great Find" by critics.
John says, "I write some songs with some real depth to them, but my goal as a performer is to help people have a good time. If I'm lucky maybe I can make them think a little during the process."
This isn’t just somebody holding up a phone and streaming it online. It is a private show just for your students in full 1080p HD!! It is multiple camera angles with real-time interaction and engagement with your students!! They can talk to each other and with me during the show in real time!!
We send them a song request playlist with over 80 Hours of music to pick from!! They pick the songs and they create in the show live!!
The way it works is we have a venue where we have everything set up just like a live show with all the lights, speakers, cameras, and everything!!
They have a link sent to their phone or computer. It is a private page so only your students can access it!!
There are multiple platforms that we can stream through depending upon which one you think your students would like. (Zoom, Twitch, Instagram Live, YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Google Hangouts, etc.)
Here is some recent feedback:
“YESSS!!! Thank you so much for an awesome show!!”
— Rigo Gutierrez, Program Coordinator, Campus Activities Student Involvement, DePaul University
“We had a blast!! It was so much fun being able to actually request songs live. It was like our own private concert!!”
— Julia Lafferty, Student Programs, Cal Tech
“We just wanted to thank you and John for the show... It went way better than we could have anticipated!! I am sure we will want to set up more shows with him!!” — Joe Bernier, Student Activities, St. Paul's School
Does this sound like something that might work for you?
Contact us and we can set something up for you!
616-510-7874 (call or text)