Description of Sam Bush's Music:
Bluegrass, progressive bluegrass
Sam Bush is one of contemporary bluegrass' finest mandolin players and has been widely known for starting the band that helped change the face of modern bluegrass: New Grass Revival. Fans of Bush and New Grass Revival should check out the Waybacks
, Railroad Earth
, and the Hackensaw Boys
. Bush has also played with Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs
, and Bela Fleck
, among others.
Recommended CDs by Sam Bush:
Late As Usual
Hold On, We're Strummin' with David Grisman (Acoustic Disc, 2003)
Best of New Grass Revival (Capitol Nashville, 1994)
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Sam Bush Biography:
Sam Bush was born in Kentucky in 1952 and started making music early on. By the time he was a teenager, he was an award-winning fiddle player and a proficient mandolin picker. He formed the New Grass Revival in 1971 with Courtney Johnson, Ebo Walker, Curtis Burch and John Cowan. In the '80s, he joined the group Strength in Numbers with Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Mark O'Connor, and Edgar Meyer, before joining Emmylou Harris
' band. He released his first solo album in 1985 and continues to play solo and in collaboration with a number of other musicians.
In addition to New Grass Revival and Strength in Numbers, Sam Bush has played with David Grisman, Ronnie McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Lyle Lovett, Alison Krauss, Doc Watson, and numerous others.