The combination of an experienced and seasoned musician/songwriter, coupled with a fresh and hungry new-artist mentality is a rare happening in today's music landscape. Just as Phil Collins, Don Henley, and David Grohl started new careers after being drummers and co-songwriters in their respective bands, Fred Rush emerged on the singer/songwriting scene.
Playing drums since he was 12 years old, Fred has been in numerous hard rock and pop bands (including Ugly Mustard). Always obsessed with melody, his role in the songwriting was always about pushing melody. As a solo artist, Fred's musical approach has been to arrange and instrumentally layer his songs in more of a singer/songwriter and folk/pop/rock format. His music still has the emotion, intensity, and edginess of his hard rock roots, but also includes more of the harmonics and melodies that have been floating around his heart and soul for years.
Lyrically, Fred expresses the joy and hardships of witnessing so many wonderful, inspiring, and harsh life lessons. His perspective is not one from a man starting out in life, but from one who has gone through so many of the life lessons, good and bad, and from both a family man and a musicians' standpoint.
Fear of Gravity
After exploring life as a solo artist, Fred joined forces with Dallas multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Dave Farguson
to form Indie Folk band FEAR OF GRAVITY.
Forming in the summer of 2017, Rush and Farguson began writing and performing together in the Deep Ellum clubs that they had both become mainstays in various bands. Focusing on and paying homage to the songs that they created, the band intuitively stripped back to a more raw sound drawing heavily from artists that influenced them such as Bob Dylan, Eagles, Steve Miller and Tom Petty. Then they rolled in modern Folk styling approaches from bands they obsessed on such as Head and the Heart, Lumineers, Lord Huron, and Of Monsters and Men.