Sam Bush Band
Sunday November 13, 2022 08:00 PM EST
Cost: $44 - 55+,
CL Critic Hal Horowtiz Recommends:Â Mention Bushâ€™s name to any bluegrass aficionado and their eyes will immediately light up with the recognition of one of the founders of the â€œnewgrassâ€ movement. Mandolinist Bush (he also plays fiddle) helped bring the genre to a younger audience as founder of the 70â€™s era influential New Grass Revival. As a member of the Nash Ramblers he backed up Emmylou Harris for a stint. There are too many more accomplishments to list here but heâ€™s a living legend who seldom plays Atlanta, which alone should guarantee a sell out at this intimate venue. â€” HH
From the venue:ABOUT THE SHOWCity Winery Atlanta presents Sam Bush Band live on Sunday November 13, 2022There was only one prize-winning teenager carrying stones big enough to say thanks, but no thanks to Roy Acuff. Only one son of Kentucky finding a light of inspiration from Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys and catching a fire from Bob Marley and The Wailers. Only one progressive hippie allying with like-minded conspirators, rolling out the New Grass revolution, and then leaving the genre's torch-bearing band behind as it reached its commercial peak.There is only one consensus pick of peers and predecessors, of the traditionalists, the rebels, and the next gen devotees. Music's ultimate inside outsider. Or is it outside insider? There is only one Sam Bush.On a Bowling Green, Kentucky cattle farm in the post-war 1950s, Bush grew up an only son, and with four sisters. His love of music came immediately, encouraged by his parents' record collection and, particularly, by his father Charlie, a fiddler, who organized local jams. Charlie envisioned his son someday a staff fiddler at the Grand Ole Opry, but a clear day's signal from Nashville brought to Bush's television screen a tow-headed boy named Ricky Skaggs playing mandolin with Flatt and Scruggs, and an epiphany for Bush. At 11, he purchased his first mandolin.As a teen fiddler Bush was a three-time national champion in the junior division of the National Oldtime Fiddler's Contest. He recorded an instrumental album, Poor Richard's Almanac as a high school senior and in the spring of 1970 attended the Fiddlers Convention in Union Grove, NC. There he heard the New Deal String Band, taking notice of their rock-inspired brand of progressive bluegrass.