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Sam Bush

Sam Bush

Happy birthday to Sam Bush, “the mayor of Telluride.” The “newgrass” genre was created by Bush and a generation of young musicians—John Hartford, Peter Rowan, Tim O’Brien, etc.—who loved both traditional bluegrass and the rock music of their peers. In the 1970s, they came together in the beauty of the Colorado mountains for a party and a legendary musical ferment—the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, a seminal precursor to the modern Americana movement. Bush and his band, the genre-bending New Grass Revival, visited Telluride for the first time in 1975, and Bush has guested every year since, playing with his heroes (Bill Monroe, Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs) and everyone from Emmylou Harris and Bela Fleck to Lyle Lovett and Alison Krauss.