THE SAM BUSH BAND – SAT., MARCH 10, 2012 – 8PM
Sam Bush is a Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist. He’s alternately known as the King of Telluride and the King of Newgrass, Bush has been honored by the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association.
Bush has helped to expand the horizons of bluegrass music, fusing it with jazz, rock, blues, funk and other styles. He’s the co-founder of the genre-bending New Grass Revival and an in-demand musician who has played with everyone from Emmylou Harris and Bela Fleck to Charlie Haden, Lyle Lovett and Garth Brooks.
And though Bush is best known for jaw-dropping skills on the mandolin, he is also a three time national junior fiddle champion and Grammy award winning vocalist. For more information – http://www.sambush.com/about/
He plays on an antique Gibson mandolin, but in addition playing mandolin he’s also an accomplished musician on guitar & fiddle.
From Bowling Green, KY. In March 2010, Legislation passed in Kentucky that officially named Bowling Green the “Birthplace of Newgrass” and Sam Bush the “Father of Newgrass.”
Sam is one of the main attractions at the annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colorado and plays the eight p.m. set on Saturday night as well as many guest appearances throughout the weekend. He is affectionately known as “The King of Telluride”