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Keyboard, Piano, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Upright bass.

ABOUT

Rusty Wilson started playing piano and guitar at age 5. His Great Grandmother, Mary Evelyn DuBois, taught him to play old gospel hymns such as “Go Down Moses” and “I’ll Fly Away”. He started playing professionally when he was 13 years old accompanying his uncle’s classic country band at family reunions, weddings and parties. At age 16 he played is first gig in a country nightclub, however this did not last long due to his age. His father, a professional drummer, showed him the ropes as he honed his skills sitting in at rehearsals. It seemed as though Rusty was born for the stage. After high school, Rusty joined the United States Army, which took him to Fort Campbell, KY, which is only an hour's drive from Nashville, TN. While in Nashville, Rusty sharpened his song writing skills with writers such as Brett Jones, Rick Tiger and Papa John Alee. Rusty would go on to join the United States Army Soldier Show and tour the United States and Europe. During this time he performed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA, the National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and many other special events. After the Soldier show, the young man was assigned to a military unit in Korea. He quickly formed a band and began performing at bases and local establishments all over South Korea. After returning to the United States, Rusty eventually, joined a band in Central Louisiana called The Refitters in 2004. Soon after, the band was renamed Rusty Wilson and High Life, and they quickly became a crowd favorite all over Lousiana, Mississippi, and East Texas. Rusty relocated to Germany in 2008 and quickly joined a band called The Country Stars and performed at venues throughout Europe. Just 2 months after settling in San Antonio, TX, Rusty joined Texas Hill Country group, The Cedar Fever Band for whom he plays Pedal Steel Guitar, Lead Guitar, and Mandolin as well as lead vocals and background vocals. He has earned a reputation as a dynamic performer that is at home on stage and a thrill to watch. Rusty has won numerous songwriting and talent contests and has performed on radio and television, including the Disney Channel. Find out more at www.rustywilson.org. For more info (booking, etc.) email booking@rustywilson.org or booking @cedarfeverband.com

Screen name:
rlwmmw
Member since:
Nov 09 2005
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Vince Gill (Vocals/Guitar), Steve Wariner (Vocals/Guitar), Brad Paisley (Vocals/Guitar), Garth Brooks (Entertainment), George Strait (Vocals), Exile (musicianship), Jimmy Olander (Guitar), Roy Nichols (Guitar), Redd Volkaert (Guitar), James Burton (Guitar), Doug Seven (Guitar), Albert Lee (Guitar), James Taylor (Lyrics/Vocals), Jim Croce (Lyrics/Vocals), John Huey (Pedal Steel Guitar), Paul Franklin (Pedal Steel Guitar), Gary Carter (Pedal Steel Guitar), Mike Kennedy (Pedal Steel Guitar), Jimmy Day (Pedal Steel Guitar), and Buddy Emmons (Pedal Steel Guitar),

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Presonus Studio Live 16.4.2,Behringer UB2442FX & SL2442FX Pro, EP1500, 2 x EP2500, Peavey CS800, 2 x Peavey PR15 cabinets w/ stands, 2 Dual 15" Klipsh Sub-woofers, 2 Dual 15" Kustom, Cabinets, 2 x 10" SWR floor monitors, Highway One Telecaster, Nashville Deluxe Power Telecaster, Peavey Custom 50 (4x10), 1996 Carter D10 8x8 Pedal Steel Guitar, 1956 Gretsch Flat-top, Yamaha Acoustic, Fender Stratocaster, Applause Mandolin, 7pc. Pearl Prestige Session Select and Yamaha Silent Session electronic drums.