Sam Bush w/ Special Guest Peter Rowan
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Sam Bush
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Sam Bush w/ Special Guest Peter Rowan

T Sisters

Jul 15
Miner Auditorium

Founder of the hugely influential string band New Grass Revival and “the mandolin king of modern bluegrass,” (Village Voice) virtuoso mandolinist, vocalist, and muliple GRAMMY winner Sam Bush is joined by legendary guitarist and singer Peter Rowan for this exclusive performance, with the Bay Area based acoustic band T Sisters opening the show.

An artist who expanded the role of the instrument in contemporary music, Bush has assimilated a range of influences from rock, jazz, folk, and Caribbean music and blended them into his pioneering approach. He founded the seminal New Grass Revival in 1970 — an ensemble that helped launch the modern bluegrass revolution and the careers of a number of present day string giants including guitarist Pat Flynn and banjoist Béla Fleck. Bush has collaborated with Fleck, Leon Russell, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, the all-star string band Strength in Numbers, and Garth Brooks, among others. He received GRAMMY nods for his contributions to albums by Harris and Fleck, as well as the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack, which won the 2001 GRAMMY for Record of the Year. Bush was named Mandolin Player of the Year four times by the International Bluegrass Music Association, and the state of Kentucky passed a legislative resolution in 2010 that officially designated Bush the “Father of Newgrass." 

About Peter Rowan:

A GRAMMY-winning guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and yodeler, Peter Rowan has led an incredible five-decade career that has included memorable associations with bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe and early 70s newgrass supergoup Old and in the Way with David Grisman and Jerry Garcia. He’s led dozens of albums with various bands, and has collaborated with Flaco Jiménez, Bill Keith, Jerry Douglas, and the Nashville Bluegrass Band.

About T Sisters:

"An irresistibly joyful sibling combo steeped in American roots music” (San Jose Mercury News), this Oakland-born trio of singing sisters combines folk, Americana, gospel, bluegrass, country, and soul. Their lushly arranged original compositions have won fans of Todd Rundgren and the California Honeydrops and they’ve appeared on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion.

More

As one looks back over the recent history of adventurous American roots music, Bush either masterminded, contributed to or influenced many of its most ear-opening developments.

Chicago Tribune

Peter Rowan is to country and bluegrass what Willie Nelson is to country and Western, meaning so deep in the traditions that the music seeps out of his pores.

San Francisco Chronicle

Peter Rowan is to country and bluegrass what Willie Nelson is to country and Western, meaning so deep in the traditions that the music seeps out of his pores.

San Francisco Chronicle

Chloe, Rachel, and Erika Tietjen sing and you just feel better about the world.

SF Weekly (on T Sisters)

Chloe, Rachel, and Erika Tietjen sing and you just feel better about the world.

SF Weekly (on T Sisters)

Watch & Listen

Sam Bush

Play By Your Own Rules

Sam Bush

I Just Wanna Feel Something

Sam Bush

Play By Your Own Rules

Sam Bush

I Just Wanna Feel Something