September 8, 2012
On a recent night in Atlanta, bluegrass living legend managed to effectively demonstrate exactly why the credence given unto him by his peers is beyond deserved. Through his unique blending of traditional bluegrass with an edgy flair, Bush (and others such as Del McCoury) helped toÂ redefine a genre — that was formerly known solely as one heralded by greats like Bill Monroe or Earl Scruggs — to one that now equally welcomes bands like Yonder Mountain String Band and the Punch Brothers as much or even more than more traditional units.
But perhaps his greatest musical achievement has been proving the genre to be valid, with stamps of approval from some of the most respected award institutions in the land, including: the Americana Music Association, the Country Music Association and the top dog of them all, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy).
While Sam is the unquestionable leader of the his pack (Stephen Mougin – Guitar, Todd Parks – Bass, Scott Vestal – Banjo, Chris Brown – Drums), Bush shows are not entirely of his creation and in regards to the players on the band roster, of talent alone was enough, each could very well have his own name at the head of a cast.
On The Road, Freight Train, California, Puppies, Seen A Face, Bluegrass Train, Steam Powered Areoplane, Circles, White Freight, Crooked Smile, Roll On, One Love, Big Spike Hammer, Howlin’, Big Rabbit, Picasso’s Mandolin, Spell On You, Lapse N 7
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