The Purple Music Party: A Tribute to Prince
October 23 @ 9:00 pm - 1:30 am| $12 – $15
The Purple Music Party: A Tribute to Prince w/ Eddie Bush and the Mayhem
+ special guests Psycodelics
Saturday, October 23rd
Charleston Pour House Main Stage
8pm Doors / 9pm Show
Tickets – $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
Eddie Bush has been hooked on playing the guitar since age 4 when his father traded a set of golf clubs for an old acoustic. From that point forward, making music became his heart’s primary desire. His passionate, unending drive and innate musical talent had this self-taught, guitar-slinging singer/songwriter performing original material at a school talent show by the age of 13.
Eddie became a veteran of the Southeastern music scene with multiple CD releases to his credit before taking it to the national level in 2005 with his Infinity Nashville debut CD, Eddie Bush. The disc produced the Billboard Hot Country Single “Hard To Stop A Train”, as well as a video of the tune, which earned rotation on several music related TV channels, including Great American County (GAC).
The momentum built from “Hard To Stop A Train’s” unexpected success led to the attention of Nashville notables, and by 2006 Eddie had become a member of the harmony group One Flew South, created and produced by GRAMMY® winning hit songwriter Marcus Hummon. The band was featured on the soundtrack of Disney’s The Fox & The Hound 2, and signed to Decca Records/UMG in November the same year. One Flew South’s full length disc Last Of The Good Guys produced the top 40 Billboard Hot Country Single “My Kind Of Beautiful” as well as its popular video, recently named in the top videos of 2008 by GAC.
Eddie has performed at major events throughout the U.S., including Farm Aid, the Newport Folk Festival, Country Thunder, CMA Fest, and the B.R. Cohn Festival. He has toured with GRAMMY® winning guitarist Eric Johnson as well as Phil Vassar, .38 Special, Julianne Hough and Rusted Root. He has shared concert billing with some of today’s biggest artists, including Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Writing songs and theme music for other artists, commercial businesses, and television has become an added focus in Eddie’s ever developing career. In 2014, he took his writing to Music Row in Nashville, signing with Blue Guitar Music. A prolific songwriter, Eddie has been commissioned to write songs for various efforts, including: Fraternal Order of Police fund raising (“The Thin Blue Line”), corporate education giant Edison Learning’s motivational anthem (“The Power Of You”), and theme music for the national TV show on Fox Sports South, A Piece Of The Game.
Eddie wrote or co-wrote the vast majority of songs featured on his 19 releases as well as One Flew South’s Last of the Good Guys. Eddie has co-written with legendary songwriters JD Souther (many Eagles’ hits), Marcus Hummon (“Bless The Broken Road”, “Cowboy Take Me Away”, “Born To Fly”), Mark Hudson (Aerosmith’s “Living On The Edge”), Eliot Kennedy (multiple Spice Girls’ hits), Billy Mann (Pink) and a host of others.
In 2018, Eddie released his 19th album, “Love That Remains The Same Volume 1”, a 15-song effort that features a haunting version of the classic “Wichita Lineman”, the first single from the record, “Better Than This”, and 13 other original pieces. The next two volumes of the series will be released in 2019 and 2020.