Bassist Extraordinaire LaVon Rushing is an accomplished musician who was first introduced to the guitar by his father Bobby Rushing (guitarist for the Gospel Quartet powerhouse called the Mighty Sunset Travelers). As fate would have it, 6-year-old LaVon took interest by being immersed in music being played in his childhood home of Newport News, Virginia. LaVon's influence of gospel, country, R&B, Jazz, Rock and Pop would serve him well as his passion for music matured. LaVon was later drawn to his now principle instrument of choice when his father brought a bass guitar home. As his ear matured and his facility on the guitar improved, the transition to the bass was almost seamless. Rushing believes that the bass is the rhythmic foundation of the band and acts as an anchor for the grooves that drew him to playing the bass. Some of Rushing's influences are Bill Dickens, Stanley Clarke, John Patitucci and Virginia native Victor Wooten.