‘Human iPod’ to perform concert at WWU
|8/22/2013||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
The “Human iPod,” John Rush, will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 28) on William Woods University’s Junior Lake dock. He has been called a "Human iPod " because he can play more than 65 hours of music and never repeat a song.
The WWU concert is free and open to the public. The audience is encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the concert.
Rush presents a musical journey like no other one-man show. Singing and playing guitar/bass/harmonica/piano/banjo/keyboard and percussion, he plays his own original music and popular, well-known songs.
Wowing audiences with his guitar work and capturing them with his voice and lyrics, Rush won Campus Entertainer of the Year and Campus Awards Musician of the Year. He is making a name for himself in the college campus and club circuit, averaging more than 200 dates a year. With a set list that covers more than 200 different bands, he plays originals and/or covers, depending upon what the audience requests.
Rush has opened for Fuel, Eve 6, Edwin McCain, Matt Kearney, Keller Williams and Howie Day, and he has played on stage with the Dixie Chicks, Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) and Joe Pisapia (Guster). His style is part Jack Johnson and part Jimi Hendrix.
Originally from Huntsville, Ala., Rush first learned to play guitar at the age of 12. After playing in jazz and rock bands through high school, he went to the University of Georgia on a classical guitar scholarship. After leaving Georgia, he moved to Nashville, Tenn., where he quickly became a must-see show in the bar scene before taking his show on the road.
The John Rush concert is part of the annual President’s Concert and Lecture Series, which brings speakers and top entertainment to campus for the enjoyment of students and the community. For more information on the concert, contact Brenda Foster at email@example.com.