Formed in May of 2008, Tornado Rider is the brainchild of enigmatic lead singer and cello player, Rushad Eggleston. Brought up on a steady diet of classical, bluegrass, folk, and rock music, Dr. Seuss, Lewis Carroll, philosophy, and the wild and mysterious woods that he frequented, Eggelston’s imagination and creativity have always been rooted in art and the natural state of the world. Tornado Rider’s songs have no political or religious agenda, no call to arms or revolutionary dogma; they’re about humanity stripped down, showing us the very core of what we used to be like when the world wasn’t so real. Tornado Rider’s music has awakened a new consciousness in music with their fusion of rock, punk, bluegrass, metal, and classical, in a celebration of the things that really matter to people: having fun. Tornado Rider’s uniqueness also stems from the fact that their brand of music, dubbed “Sneth Rock”, only utilizes an electric cello, bass guitar and drums to create their colorful world of escape into playful happiness and release.