Rush…Entertainer John Rush…Is Back At UNK On Friday, Sept. 5

Tim Danube
associate director of the Nebraskan Student Union, 308.865.8523
Rush, who first learned to play the guitar at the age of 12 while growing up in Huntsville, Ala., majored in classical guitar at the University of Georgia.    

In his performances, Rush allows his audience to plot the course of his show by passing around a song list containing more than 500 songs that he knows by heart and then taking requests. He incorporates a guitar “loop,” which allows him to record his sound and play a lead over it. His writing influences include Mark Knopfler, Paul Simon, Tom Petty and Neil Young.

Rush has released three CDs: “Always Touring, Songs from the Road” and “They Don’t Know My Name.” He was a finalist for Favorite Special Event Music Entertainer by    

“I write some songs with some real depth to them, but my goal as a performer is to help people have a good time,” Rush said. “If I’m lucky, maybe I can make them think a little in the process.”

The program is funded by University Program and Facility Fees and sponsored by Loper Programming and Activities Council.