Rushad Eggleston at Offbeat Roadhouse, Oct 14

Rushad Eggleston will pull into Offbeat Roadhouse Friday night, October 14, for a concert which will also be broadcast on WTJU. Prepare to have your mind blown by this extraordinarily unique and talented musical artist!

This is a free event, open to all. Masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees.  You can also listen to Offbeat Roadhouse on the radio (91.1 FM) or on-line, and even video stream it at WTJU’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.  But concerts always sound better with you as part of the studio audience.  WTJU is located at 2244 Ivy Rd in Charlottesville, right next door to Vivace.  There is plenty of parking, both in our lot as well as the Sentara lot next door.

Rushad Eggleston is a mystical realm-hopping jester of infinite glee, whose unprecedented extremely fast bouncy cello style blows minds of all kinds. A charming
entertainer with unbridled passion, his joy is so contagious that many showgoers complain of sore facial muscles afterwards (the name Rushad means “joyful soul”). A whimsically adventurous sense of melody shines through in all shades & styles on any of the many instruments he bejicks “to keep it fresh”. Sometimes he reads mystical poetry in his own language, speaks in tongues, channels aliens, throat-sings, beat-boxes, or does skits as different characters such as Negative Ralph, Country Bob, The Goblin, or Guru Fafa which he has a right to embody because of his half-indian heritage.

Somewhat of an acrobat, Rushad can spin on one leg, hang upside down, do the splits, play in plough pose, and catch flying fruits in his mouth while playing fast intricate cello rhythms. A distinguished flatpicker, his innovation and skill are admired by many guitar luminaries. Although some of his music is avant garde and experimental (he has an amazing deathmetal cat-voice) he is an expert at reading crowds and making personal anthems for people, which means he can basically entertain anyone, even old stodgy people. Rushad calls himself The Bat-Prince of Jick, Rushadicus, Rusharguanox, and Ruusta Benuusta Beduusta B’shad, who all have goals. Some of goals are: to spread joy everywhere, to show people music is (at least tied for) the most powerful force on earth, to inspire many vegan transitions for the animals and planet, to climb 10,000 trees, to surprise delight and expland minds, and to play as many hours of music per day as life will allow, including while driving. “Tharnoxx” AKA thankyou for being interested in The Ambassador of Sneth. Gladness will see you soon. Bye. Like, i have some stuff to do okay, i think we’ve said enough. Full Scholarship to Berklee? boring. Carnegie Hall? eww. Won all 3 years of middle school talent show beating all the popular kids? old news.

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