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Lavon's Bio

Orlando Bassist Extraordinaire LaVon Rushing was first introduced to the guitar by his father Bobby Rushing (guitarist for the Gospel Quartet powerhouse called the Mighty 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.  LaVon's 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 grooves that drew him to playing the bass.

Some of Rushing's influences are Bill Dickens, Stanley Clarke, John Patitucci and Virginia native Victor Wooten.

In the 18 years of Rushing's professional career, he has become an accomplished musician and producers.  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 (with The Tropicals, Cyber Groove, Joyful Gospel Chorus, and I4 Band) 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.  Stay tuned for more music coming soon




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