Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush has been in the forefront of bluegrass and newgrass music in America for the past four decades, revered for his multi-instrumental skills, powerful vocals and irrepressible onstage personality. One of the great mandolinists of his time, Sam has played with just about everyone in traditional and contemporary country music. He was a founding member of the famed New Grass Revival and and currently plays and records with his own top-notch band.
After 18 years (and 13 albums) with the ground-breaking bluegrass/fusion band Newgrass Revival, Sam went on to lead Emmylou Harris’ band, The Nash Ramblers, before forming his popular, genre-busting Sam Bush Band. As a session player he has appeared on albums with Leon Russell, Doc Watson, Garth Brooks, Steve Earle, Trisha Yearwood, Pam Tillis and many others. Additional collaborations include recording and live performances with many virtuoso musicians and artists such as Doc Watson, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Ann Savoy, Peter Rowan, Russ Barenberg, David Grisman and importantly; "Strength in Numbers,” a band consisting of Bela Fleck, Tony Rice, Mark O'Connor, Edgar Meyer, Jerry Douglas and Sam Bush.
Sam is the recipient of numerous citations, including the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award; the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) Mandolin Player of the Year (four times); and in March 2010, Legislation passed in Kentucky that officially named Bowling Green, Sam’s home town, the "Birthplace of Newgrass" and Sam Bush the "Father of Newgrass."