Notable Recluses: Five Musicians Who Almost Never Tour
2. Kate Bush
Kate Bush has only toured one time in almost 40 years of being a recording artist. That's a pretty damn impressive length of time to avoid the road. Nobody really knows why, although speculation has ranged from a fear of flying to the death of a lighting guy on her one and only tour in 1979.
Since then, Bush has only performed a couple of one off shows in the '80s and a handful of appearances with notable collaborators like Peter Gabriel and David Gilmour. Her most recent one was 11 years ago in 2002, supporting David on "Comfortably Numb." In 2011, she said she might like to play again one day, but it hasn't happened yet.
Houston's own weirdest hometown hero Jandek has built a career on reclusive isolation, preserving an intense private life that has never mingled with his career as an active recording artist. No one knows much about Jandek's real life outside of music except what little detail can be gleaned from his lyrics.
Though he began releasing at least one album per year in 1978, it wasn't until 2004 that Jandek decided to make his first live appearance, and even then in Glasgow, Scotland of all places. His first performance in Houston was in 2009. To this day, he plays a few shows per year and no more.