Sam Bush kicks off the season premiere of Jubilee from International Newgrass Festival
Monday, August 6, 2012
Grammy award-winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush and his band kick off the new season of Jubilee, recorded live at the third-annual International Newgrass Festival in Bowling Green, KY. The new season premieres Tuesday, August 7 at 8/7 pm CT on KET and Saturday, August 11 at 11/10 pm CT on KET2.
Bush has helped expand the horizons of bluegrass music, fusing it with jazz, rock, blues, funk and other styles. He’s an in-demand musician who has played with Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck, Lyle Lovett, Garth Brooks, and more.
In the 1970s, Bush, along with musicians Courtney Johnson, John Cowan and Curtis Burch, joined together as New Grass Revival and incorporated contemporary music elements in their performances and recordings. Since their music wasn’t bluegrass, technically, they coined the term “newgrass music,” which quickly became popular.
“I was very much encouraged to play music,” Bush, who was born and raised in Bowling Green, says in a Jubilee interview. “My sisters and I grew up loving music and playing and singing.”
Bush appears in several episodes throughout the new season of Jubilee. In this season premiere, the Sam Bush Band performs, among others: “Roll On Buddy, Roll On;” “Unconditional Love;” “Ridin’ that Bluegrass Train;” Leon Russell’s “One More Love Song;” “Circles Around Me;” and “Howlin’ At The Moon.”
Upcoming performances in this season of Jubilee include, among many others: Curtis Church Band, The Greencards, Act of Congress, and The Farewell Drifters. Check out this amazing preview of the new season!