In 2010 a group of Rush fans got together with one goal: to play our favorite Rush cuts and to sound just like Rush while doing it.
Today, Rash recreates the concert experience of Rush in their prime with greatest hits and deep cuts to please the hardcore fan and casual listener alike.
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So far, very happy indeed! So THIS just happened ...
We came close to selling out Sweetwater Music Hall in the North Bay's Mill Valley. Bassist Brian Cline posted this about the storied venue:
"The roster of artists that have crowded onto the club’s little stage reads like a Who’s Who of roots & rock music: Bob Weir, Aaron Neville, Big Mama Thornton, Carlos Santana, Clarence Clemons, Elvis Costello, Etta James, Gregg Allman, Huey Lewis, Jerry Garcia, John Hiatt, John Lee Hooker, Maria Muldaur, Mimi Fariña, Odetta, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Richie Havens, Robert Cray, Sammy Hagar, Townes Van Zandt, Van Morrison and many more musical luminaries. In the ’80s, the Times of London hailed the Sweetwater as one of the best nightclubs in America."
The historic room was packed with very happy Rush fans. I think everyone there knew all the words to all the songs. WE don't know all the words to all the songs! It was SUCH a great time and a heckuva way to kick off the new year.
As per tradition, the first show of the year will mark the beginning of the end for the previous year's set. Our next show — Rock & Brews, Cal Expo, March 23 — will see us transition to our 2024 set. We may not have it all together for March 23 but by "Unrest In the Forest III" on May 26 we plan to have another full album in the set as well as a few other deep cuts we know you'll love.
Now a moment of gratitude on this gray Tuesday afternoon. THANK YOU to the Rush fans who make this crazy endeavor viable. It is an honor and an unmitigated pleasure for all of us in the band to perform this incredible music for fans who love Rush as much as we do. If you weren't out there listening, we'd have to find a whole different windmill at which to tilt! We thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for keeping this dream project alive.
So here's to 2024 ... and beyond
Look for more shows than ever. We're hoping to add a few across Northern California in addition to the ones we play every year. And look for a generous sprinkling of new songs, probably more lights (always — ALWAYS! — more lights) and who knows what else. Probably not clowns. We talked about clowns ... Probably no clowns. But ya never know. Y'all keep coming to the party and we'll keep trying to raise the bar. Promise!
Take care, RUSH ON and see you soon!
Not just in. Almost halfway through.
Time, stand still. Please!
So much going on.
After numerous false starts (and plenty of dedication and sweat) new drummer John Gonzales has been tearing it up learning this crazy material. Now we're all working hard to revamp the show for ’23 and our new lineup. Call it Rash 3.1. Or — to borrow paraphrasically from the Boys — Part Nine of the Chaos Trilogy. Makes sense either way.
So ... good stuff coming! We've added new songs and revived some DIFFICULT old ones. We've also added lighting director Kevan Brown.
[Side note: I want to call him Broom. Like Broon but with an M, cuz he's cleaning up our light show and making it spectacularer.]
And. And! We've added a ton of new brightly colored swively light thingies to our already ginormous rigging. And time-sync'd scene mapping. That means more fog, more lights, more excitement, more ... swivel
Also in the news: we've just made friends with a new local venue called Rock&Brews at Cal Expo. We haven't had a first date yet, but if we like each other it could be a beautiful thing.
Between you and me, I think she likes us.
Great looking venue with plenty of room for our increasingly monstrous production, a beer selection that must be believed to be seen and food choices galore.
Check out our upcoming shows and find out how you can find out first hand.
Take care, RUSH ON! and see you soon!
Welcome to Rash 3.x Same song, second verse, ought be better ... and yeah we think it will be better. But better takes effort and, well, time. K. So we are going on hiatus — again — until Spring 2023.
You can catch Jeff Tuttle playing drums for us one more time at Naggiar Winery on July 16, or wait to hear our brilliant new drummer, John Gonzales, at future shows. We're already having to turn down bookings so we can promise you, we're coming back! Bigeously.
We really can't wait to reconnect with all of our fans (yanno, Rush fans!) again and put on the best show we can make happen. We have big ideas. We just need our brains and wallets to be up to the task. They just might be.
Your thoughts are always welcome!
It was devastating to lose Neil back in January of 2020. And more hard times were certainly ahead — beyond anyone's wildest dreams.
We almost cancelled what was to be our last pre-pandemic show upon hearing the terrible news, but after talking to fellow Rush fans we decided to keep the date and call it a fundraiser. Asking only for donations for Glioblastoma research, no cover, we had a full house with people queued up outside waiting to get in. Many demons were exorcised that night, many tearful thoughts about Neil shared, but ultimately the night was a tremendous, joyous celebration of his life and work. And our generous fans (Rush's generous fans!) ended up giving $4000 for the charity.
During the dark months of 2020 and 2021 we lost members who needed to move on and our website lapsed. As the fall of 2021 approached we found a new drummer and bassist and began the long process of reviving this beast. More "life" happened and we ended up bringing our previous drummer —Jeff Tuttle — back for the first two dates of 2022.
As of this writing, June 29, 2022, we've had one post pandemic show and another soon to follow on July 16 at Naggiar Vineyards. That will be our final show with Jeff. Come see his sublime work one last time if you can possibly make it. After that we will go on another brief hiatus to continue polishing the new lineup. Then we will return with a vengeance. Look for the calendar to come back to life in the fall for Spring 2023.
Stand by as this site is fleshed out as well. As much as I hate those "pardon our dust" messages on incomplete web pages, well, pardon our dust!