Sam Bush: Master of the Mandolin

Sam BushSam Bush is the co-founder of the genre-breaking band New Grass Revival, an in-demand musician who has played with Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett and Joshua Bell, and a master mandolin player. He has received a lifetime achievement award from the American Music Association, and his recently released album Circles Around Me has met with critical acclaim.

In this interview Sam talks with us about his early experiments with music, why he’s never bought a song from iTunes, and why festivals keep the flames of friendship alive.

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2 Responses to “Sam Bush: Master of the Mandolin”

  1. KadmusArts Picks » Blog Archive » Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival
    December 7th, 2009 00:05

    [...] Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival gives you 12 hours and 25 bands for $35. Multi-Grammy award-winning Béla Fleck and the Flecktones headline this year’s festival, where you’ll hear the best banjo playing in the world. Tangleweed (not to be confused with the summer music festival) take the string band to a new level with their tight-knit performances. The Giving Tree Band are pioneering “eco-billy” with their combination of old time folk and a new CD completely created with solar power and recycled packaging. The blues is loved in Mexico too - check out the San Miguel de Allende Jazz and Blues Festival. Find All Blues festivals! Béla Fleck was a founding member of the groundbreaking band New Grass Revival. Listen to this KadmusArts podcast with fellow New Grass founder and master mandolin player, Sam Bush. [...]

  2. KadmusArts Artist News » Blog Archive » Sam Bush at Wintergrass
    February 16th, 2011 00:16

    [...] Grammy Award-winner and Newgrass pioneer Sam Bush is ready to regale audiences again with his mastery of the mandolin, fiddle and voice. You can see him live at the Wintergrass Festival in Bellevue, Washington on February 25. Sam Bush Wintergrass Festival KadmusArts Podcast with Sam Bush [...]

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