Woods Hole To Wellfleet Film Series: REVIVAL: THE SAM BUSH STORY
Saturday, April 1st, 2017
Not many musicians can lay claim to being the ‘father’ of an entire genre of music. Sam Bush can. In Revival: The Sam Bush Story, audiences will experience the power of Sam’s musical journey. Widely considered the ‘Father of Newgrass’, Sam has become the icon of his own genre.
Sam Bush pioneered a new genre of music and inspired some of the world’s most famous bands and accomplished musicians — yet for countless potential fans, the “Father of Newgrass” remains an unknown legend.
In the film, noted musicians from Alison Krauss to John Oates, from the Avett Brothers to Chris Thile, say many of today’s biggest acts in Bluegrass, Newgrass, Americana and the jam band scene owe a debt of gratitude to Sam.
But where does Father of Newgrass fit in the new world of acoustic music? While musicians he inspired reach levels of stardom Sam never did, his challenge is to remain relevant: one show at a time.
“Too old to be young and too young to be an old legend,” is how Sam describes himself.
The film features appearances by Alison Krauss, John Oates, Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck, David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury, Jeff Hanna, The Avett Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass, Steep Canyon Rangers, Peter Rowan, Sierra Hull, the Sam Bush Band, among others.