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Sam Bush & Friends

Next on Jubilee from the International Newgrass Festival: Sam Bush & Friends

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

Newgrass founder Sam Bush joins a variety of performers onstage on the next edition of Jubilee, recorded live at the third-annual International Newgrass Festival in Bowling Green, KY. The program premieres Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 8/7 pm on KET.

[Watch all the episodes of this season of Jubilee online: Sam Bush Band, The Greencards, Curtis Burch BandThe Farewell DriftersThe VespersDread ClampittSierra Hull & Highway 111Nedski and Mojo with JanaRyan Cavanagh & No Mans Land, Hazel Johnson BandSydni Perry and Cafe BlueRockin' Acoustic CircusAct of Congress]

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 this program, Bush is joined onstage by fellow musicians from this season of Jubilee, including the Greencards’ Kym Warner, Ryan Cavanaugh, Dread Clampitt’s Kyle Ogle, Kenny Oliverio, Boulder Saunders, and Ricky Burch and Curtis Burch of The Curtis Burch Band.

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.

Jubilee: Sierra Hull & Highway 111

Next on Jubilee from the International Newgrass Festival: Sierra Hull

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012

Rising mandolin star Sierra Hull and her band Highway 111 perform on the next edition of Jubilee, recorded live at the third-annual International Newgrass Festival in Bowling Green, KY. The program premieres Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 8/7 pm CT on KET and Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11/10 pm CT on KET2.

[Watch previous episodes of this season of Jubilee online: Sam Bush Band, The Greencards, Curtis Burch BandThe Farewell DriftersThe Vespers, Dread Clampitt]

In her Jubilee performance, Hull shows why she’s considered one of the top young mandolin players in bluegrass today. She calls her mandolin performances “playing with a point to prove,” and her singing as “doing the songs justice.”

When Hull, native of Byrdstown, Tenn., was 11 years old, bluegrass legend Alison Krauss called her with an invitation to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. At the age of 13, Hull was signed to Rounder Records, and she released her debut album, Secrets, just three years later at the age of 16.

Jubilee: Dread Clampitt

Next on Jubilee from the International Newgrass Festival: Dread Clampitt

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012

Dread Clampitt, a “funky bluegrass fusion” of rock, jazz, bluegrass and Louisiana bayou funk, performs on the next edition of Jubilee, recorded live at the third-annual International Newgrass Festival in Bowling Green, KY. The program premieres Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 8/7 pm CT on KET and Saturday, Sept. 29 at 11/10 pm CT on KET2.

[Watch previous episodes of this season of Jubilee online: Sam Bush Band, The Greencards, Curtis Burch BandThe Farewell Drifters, The Vespers.]

Dread Clampitt is from the beach hamlet of Grayton Beach, Fla., near the city of Destin. The Red Bar is where the band plays, except when it’s on tour, which is not that often. Tourists to the area flock to pack the dance floor and see the band play.

“I didn’t grow up on bluegrass music,” says band member Kyle Ogle in a Jubilee interview. Ogle listened to a diverse mix of music: Jimmy Buffett, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley and others, gravitating more to the “island-style, feel good music.”

Kenny Oliverio plays bass, electric guitar and saxophone, and John Reinlie grew up playing rock. Balder Saunders is the one who grew up playing bluegrass and brought it to the group to add to the fusion of sounds.

Sam Bush joins Dread Clampitt on stage for several performances, including a rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young.” Dread Clampitt also performs, among other songs: “Bayou Country,” “With the Help of Your Love,” and “Sisters and Brothers.”


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