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Sam Bush

September 2 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Sam Bush

Sam Bush, the pioneer of New Grass music, hails from a Kentucky farm, drawing inspiration from Blue Grass legends like Bill Monroe and reggae icon Bob Marley. As a teenager, he turned down a spot in Roy Acuff’s band, choosing instead to revolutionize bluegrass.

After early success as a fiddler, Bush co-founded the New Grass Revival, blending rock and long jams into traditional bluegrass. This bold move won over rock audiences and led to collaborations with Leon Russell. Despite initial resistance from traditionalists, New Grass Revival’s popularity soared, paving the way for a broader acceptance of newgrass music.

Bush’s career highlights include playing with Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett, winning multiple IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year awards, and earning the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. His solo work continues to influence and inspire, making him a staple at festivals and earning him the title “King of Telluride.”

With over 50 years of pushing musical boundaries, Sam Bush remains a vital force in bluegrass, always ready to innovate and entertain.


September 2
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm


Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership
20 ABC Mesa Road
El Prado, NM 87529
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575-758-1900 x 1
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