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Bush doc gets world premiere

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 – "Revival: The Sam Bush Story" chronicling the life and musical journey of the newgrass pioneer, will have its world premiere at the Nashville Film Festival on April 21.

Produced by Wannabe Films and See Forever Entertainment and co-directed by Wayne Franklin and Kris Wheeler, the film debuts at Regal Green Hills Cinema. Tickets for the festival and for Revival's red carpet world premiere (and its April 24 encore screening) are on sale.

"Even though Sam is revered by so many music greats he remains something of an unknown legend for the uninitiated," Wheeler said. "So, for those who aren't aware of Sam's story, this will be a discovery film. And, honestly, that - more than anything else - is what drew me to this project."

Alison Krauss, John Oates, Emmylou Harris, Béla Fleck, Ricky Skaggs and the Avett Brothers appear in the film.

"Revival" will compete with 11 other music documentaries in the festival's Gibson Music Films/Music City Competition. These 11 films were selected from more than 3,500 entries submitted to the festival.

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It's been seven years since Sam Bush released a collection of songs (2009's "Circles Around Me"), but Bush has never left the bluegrass/jamgrass consciousness. He tours, mostly festivals, with his first-rate Sam Bush Band and has popped up as instrumental collaborator with Frank Solivan, Taylor Swift, Bela Fleck, David Grisman and countless others over the years. "Storyman" is a throwback in the sense that it is an album to be listened to and considered as a whole, »»»
Circles Around Me CD review - Circles Around Me
As a founding member of New Grass Revival, ace mandolin player Sam Bush played a key role in helping to develop a progressive bluegrass voice that broke away from the strict guidelines and conventions of traditional bluegrass music. Although he is primarily known for his spirit of innovation, Bush's latest release, his eighth as a solo artist, is notable because it embraces the traditional roots that first steered him toward bluegrass music. Along with fresh takes on traditional favorites »»»
Howlin' at the Moon
A popular studio musician, founder of the progressive bluegrass band New Grass Revival, leader of Emmylou Harris' Nash Ramblers, and perhaps the greatest mandolinist ever, Sam Bush hasn't released many solo albums, but that fact makes this one all the more special. From start to finish, the seven instrumentals and seven vocal tracks bubble with joy and energy. Despite the generally upbeat and cheery feel of many tracks, stylistically they vary from the straightforward bluegrass of the title track »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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