Rusty Brutsche


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Rusty Brutsche and two friends formed the famous pro audio rental company Showco with the simple mission to produce good sounding concerts.  The goal required the building and maintenance of cutting edge and often innovative gear such as boards, pre-amps and lights.  Their Varilight system became a very successful product as it revolutionized concert lighting with motors that moved the lights and changed colors instantaneously.  In addition to the gear, Rusty and his staff went on the road to mix front of house for bands all across the country.  For example, Rusty mixed Led Zeppelin for years using the board and equipment he and his crew, such as Jim Bornhorst, designed and developed.