Music Worcester brings Sam Bush, known as “The King of Newgrass” and his revolutionary take on bluegrass to Worcester’s Hanover Theatre on June 9. The mandolin/fiddle/guitar-playing icon has taken the genre to new heights over a 50+ year career as a founding member of The New Grass Revival, and working with such legends as Leon Russell, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, and Béla Fleck & The Flecktones. Tickets and information for the June 9 concert at The Hanover Theatre are available at musicworcester.org.
A regular presence at every bluegrass gathering of any significance, Bush is also a steadfast session player whose contributions on mandolin and fiddle are found on any number of albums by leading lights in today’s Americana realms. As spring turns to summer, he’s touring once again with his band in tow featuring Wes Corbett on banjo, Steve Mougin on guitar, Todd Parks on bass, and Chris Brown on drums while also celebrating his latest release, Radio John, a tribute to his friend and mentor John Hartford.
A multiple Grammy Award-winner, including for O Brother Where Art Thou, Sam Bush was named Mandolin Player of the Year four times by the International Bluegrass Music Association and is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Music Association.
About Music Worcester
Music Worcester, Inc., originally known as the Worcester County Music Association, for years ran the Worcester Music Festival. Current programs reflect the merger in the mid-1990s of the Festival with the International Artists Series and the MA Jazz Festival. Great performances by world-renowned orchestras and guest soloists, chamber music, ballet, world music and dance, jazz and choral masterworks are hallmarks of Music Worcester’s annual operations. Multiple educational programs currently serve youth and families of greater Worcester: masterclasses by visiting artists, Tickets to Opportunity, Festival Singers, in-school residencies, and the Young Artist Competitions. Integral to Music Worcester’s annual operations, The Worcester Chorus has been part of the organization since the very first concert season in 1858.
This summer, Music Worcester will also present vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant at the BrickBox Theatre at JMAC July 21; and jazz guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli at Mechanics Hall July 22. Tickets and information on these and all Music Worcester events can be found at musicworcester.org.
Sam Bush will perform at Hanover Theatre on Thursday June 9th at 8pm. . For tickets and information, visit musicworcester.org. Hanover Theatre is located at 2 Southbridge St, Worcester, MA.