Interview: Sam Bush, Hops + Handrails headliner

Sam Bush joins Leftover Salmon at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park in March 2015. (C. Alan Crandall)
Sam Bush joins Leftover Salmon at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park in March 2015. (C. Alan Crandall)

By Quentin Young –
Previously published at the DailyCamera.com

Sam Bush is one of those rare artists who isn’t just great at his chosen medium but has changed the nature of the medium itself.

He often is called the “father of newgrass” in reference to his role as a member of New Grass Revival, a 1970s bluegrass band that, adding rock and jazz influences, helped revolutionize the genre such that it spawned a sub-genre named after the band.

Bush, who lives in Nashville, is a familiar face in Colorado, where he frequently shows up on festival lineups. Another of his appellations is “king of Telluride” — New Grass Revival played the second Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and Bush hasn’t missed the festival since. He’s on the 2016 lineups for Telluride and the Lyons-based RockyGrass bluegrass festival.  Read More…


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