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Orlando Bassist Extraordinaire Lavon Rushing was first introduced to the guitar by his father Bobby Rushing (guitarist for the Gospel Quartet powerhouse band called the Legendary Sunset travelers). As fate would have it, 6-year-old Lavon took interest by being immersed in music being played in his childhood home of Newport News, Virginia. Lavons influence of gospel, country,R&B, Jazz, Rock and Pop would serve him well as his passion for music matured. Lavon was later drawn to his now principle instrument of choice when his father brought a bass guitar home. As his ear matured and his facility on the guitar improved, the transition to the bass was almost seamless. Rushing believes that the bass is the rhythmic foundation of the band and acts as an anchor for the groove no matter what genre or style. It was his passion and love for grooves that drew him to playing the bass.
Some of Rushing's influences are Bill Dickens, Stanley Clarke, Virginia native Victor Wooten and John Patitucci.
In the 13 short years of Rushing’s professional career, he has become an accomplished musician and producer. He has performed and worked with artist such as Natalie Cole, Ali Woodson (Temptations) Charlie Wilson,Cherele, Jennifer Holiday,Keith Washington, Johnny Gill, Kim Burrell, Brian Littrell (Backstreet Boys) Jordan Knight (New Kids on the Block),Byron Stingly, Phil Micheal Thomas, Shirley Murdock, Gerald Levert, Shawn Levert ,Hilary Duff, Marvin Sapp, Marvin Winans, Steve Cropper Guitar shorty Kevin Cossom (Grammy Nominated), Rodney Jerkins, Vada Nobles, 50 Cent, Disney (the Tropicals and Cyber Groove) as well as served several years as musical director for the B.B King All Star Band in Orlando Florida.
Lavon Rushing’s talents are limitless and when asked where he would be in ten years, he responded by saying that he plans to continue recording and touring as an artist. Expect great things from Lavon in the very near future.