Sam Bush


“The Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride”

If joy were a person, Sam would bring both peace and frenzy. He’d be full of music, light, and energy that soothes even as it stirs us up. Eyes closed, wire-rim glasses in place, mandolin pressed against his ribs, joy would be Sam Bush on a stage. “I feel fortunate that when it’s time to play, no matter how I feel physically or mentally, once the downbeat starts, my mind goes to a place that’s all music,” says Bush. “The joy of the music comes to me and overtakes me sometimes––I just become part of the music.”

The Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride has long since established himself as roots royalty, revered for both his solo and sideman work, which includes time with Harris, Lyle Lovett, and Béla Fleck. But instead of kicking back and soaking up honors such as an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award and suite of Grammys and International Bluegrass Music Association trophies, Bush still strives relentlessly to create something new.

Also appearing:

Tony Trischka & Michael Daves  

Opening the concert on the Main Stage will be Grammy-nominated singer/guitarist Michael Daves and banjo legend Tony Trischka. The two will deliver some traditional bluegrass and progressive originals.  Flagpole Radio Café Orchestra will also be performing on the Garden Stage.




Reserved – $35, General Admission Lawn  – $22

Friday, September 21, 2018

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