Rushing Hayden is a Northern Virginia based band centered around years of lyrical collaborations between longtime friends, Brett H. Whitson and Tom Rush.
Collaborations between Brett and Tom began during the fall of 2003. Mutual influences like The Beatles, Dave Matthews Band, David Gray, Wilco & Ray Lamontagne set the cornerstone for exploring songwriting together.
The Rushing Hayden live performance now spans over 50 original songs and an extensive list of cover songs. Brett delivers gritty and soulful melodies on-stage with just his voice and a guitar. Songs such as "Bent & Beat" and "Philadelphia Holdover" showcase Brett's ability to reach down into your gut with uplifting and bittersweet stories that will keep your feet tapping throughout an evening at a live show.
Brett Whitson - Vocals, Guitar, Lyrics
Tom Rush - Lyrics
Occasional Sit-in Musicians
Tula Pisano - Vocals
Brian Raubacher - Guitar
Quickstar Productions Presents: Chill Out - The East Coast Edition, Vol. 4 -- featuring Rushing Hayden's single, "Mother"
Rushing Hayden 6 track Promotional Demo
Live @ Clyde's of Reston
Rushing Hayden, Bennington Woods Vol. 1
Rushing Hayden normally performs 3, 15-20 song, sets, each about 60 mins, comprised mostly of originals, about 60/40, however, including covers, has enough material to perform for 4 to 5 hours. With a song pool of about 200 songs to choose from.
Original Song List:
All in All
Along for the Ride
Another Waged War
Bent & Beat
By My Side
Day in the Life Of
Here I Am
Out of Tune
Put A Smile On
Sifting Through My Things
Sometimes I Smoke
What the Fuck
The Beatles, Ben Harper, Bob Marley, Citizen Cope, Counting Crows, CCR, Damien Rice, Dave Matthews Band, David Gray, Eagles, Eric Clapton, Harry Nilsson, Green Day, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer, Leonard Cohen, Martin Sexton, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Pete Yorn, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, STP, Sublime, Tom Petty, U2, Van Morrison, Weezer and The Who.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.