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Sam Bush Portrait, hand-drawn here in Nashville, in 1980 with his 1965 electric Fender mandolin, age 28.
Bush is an American mandolinist (also banjo, fiddle and guitar) who is considered an originator of progressive bluegrass music.
Born in Bowling Green, Kentucky (April 13, 1952), he bought his first mandolin at the age of 11, inspired by the Flatt & Scruggs television show.
In 1969 he formed his band The New Grass Revival which went through numerous personnel changes, with Bush remaining as the sole original member.
Bassist and vocalist John Cowan joined in 1974, with banjo ace Béla Fleck and acoustic guitarist Pat Flynn being enlisted in 1981.
From 1979 through 1981, the group toured with Leon Russell, opening the shows and backing Russell during his headlining set.
Beginning in 1980, Bush and Cowan periodically jammed with the Nashville-based Duckbutter Blues Band, whose other members were blues guitarist Kenny Lee, drummer Jeff Jones, and bassist Byron House.
Bush recorded his debut solo album, Late as Usual, four years later. In 1989, Bush and Fleck joined Mark O’Connor, Jerry Douglas, and Edgar Meyer in an all-star bluegrass band, Strength in Numbers, at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado.
When the New Grass Revival dissolved in 1989, Bush joined Emmylou Harris’ Nash Ramblers, touring and recording with Harris for the next five years.
In 1995, Bush worked as a sideman with Lyle Lovett and Bela Fleck’s Flecktones. He formed his own band, featuring Cowan and ex-Nash Ramblers Jon Randall and Larry Atamanuick, shortly before recording his second solo album, Glamour & Grits, in 1996.
He released his next album, Howlin’ at the Moon, in 1998, with many of the same players and special guests, including Harris, Fleck and J. D. Crowe.
He has won numerous awards including 3 Grammys. In 2020, he was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame as a member of New Grass Revival.
When he’s not touring, he resides in Nashville, TN with his wife Lynn.
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|Dimensions||16 × 20 × .25 in|
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