When we New Englander’s think of Salem, Massachusetts we most often associate the city with things like haunted houses and witches. The city’s infamous history as the location of the Salem Witch Trials in 1692 live on today, although most often utilized in a fashion that lends itself more to the benefit of the tourist industry and steering clear of the hideously inhumane series of events that actually took place there.
Ironically, Rush included a track entitled “Witch Hunt” on their Moving Pictures album, that embodies the hysteria of those dark pages from the annals of our nation’s history.
It is in the historic city of Salem where we find Rush fan, artist and musician John Kane, who is undoubtedly one of the world’s most dedicated Rush fans. As a fan of the Canadian progressive rock trio since 1986, who has seen more than 25 Rush concerts at various locations around the world, Kane takes his Rush seriously.
Kane’s Rush-related artwork is soon to be available for public viewing at an event dubbed “Workin’ Them Angels: Rush through the Camera Eye”. The display will consist mainly of photographs that Kane has taken during three Rush shows that took place in the Boston area during their Snakes & Arrows tour.
“I wanted to show what it was like to be at a Rush show,” Kane said. “I was attempting to show Rush on stage from a fan’s perspective — showing the whole stage experience, capturing moments of each member in downtime, (during) solitary moments.”
For those in the local area who would like to view Kane’s work and for those dedicated enough to Rush to travel a bit, the event will take place on Saturday, November 8, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Front Street Coffeehouse, 20 Front St., Salem, Massachusetts.
And yes, there are fans dedicated enough to embark on a long trip to view Kane’s work. It is reported that a woman from Minnesota is on her way. What a rush indeed!
Read the full story at The Salem News.