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In Performance at the Governor's Mansion
A showcase of Kentucky’s best and brightest performers, featuring music, dance, dramatic readings, poetry, and more.
Sam Bush

Sam Bush, originally from Bowling Green, began his musical career at 15 when he won the first of his three National Junior Fiddle Championships (he also plays mandolin). He made his recording debut in 1969, at age 17. At 19, he and some friends formed a group that would rock the bluegrass world. Over the next 18 years, that group—New Grass Revival—would be so successful and innovative that fans and critics began to refer to their “new” bluegrass sound as “newgrass.”

When the Revival disbanded in 1989, Bush went on to lead Emmylou Harris’ Grammy-winning Nash Ramblers before launching a highly successful solo career. He has toured with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and with Lyle Lovett and has recorded with Doc Watson, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, and Pam Tillis.


Bluegrass Royalty
Celebrates Kentucky’s indigenous music with performances by bluegrass legends the Goins Brothers and Windy Mountain, J.D. Crowe and the New South, and Sam Bush with his band. (#401)


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