Monday, January 30, 2023 at 7:30pm
American music masters Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, Edgar Meyer and George Meyer bring the best of bluegrass to the Newman Center. Expect to hear works from the genre bending Short Trip Home album, as well as new music written especially for this tour. Bush and Marshall are mandolin virtuosos rooted in bluegrass. The Meyers (Edgar on acoustic bass, son George on violin) come from the classical world of music. Together, they make acoustical music not to be missed.
About Sam Bush:
Sam Bush is a Grammy winning multi-instrumentalist and considered the “King of Newgrass.” Americana Music Association awarded Bush the lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist. His performances are annual highlights of the festival circuit, with Bush’s joyous perennial appearances at the famed Telluride Bluegrass Festival earning him the title, “King of Telluride.”
About Mike Marshall:
Mike Marshall has been at the forefront of New Acoustic music for over 40 years. He made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 20 as a member of the David Grisman Quartet. A four-time Grammy nominee, his work on the mandolin has cemented him as a living legend.
About Edgar Meyer:
A Grammy winning performer and composer, Edgar Meyer received the MacArthur Award in 2002. As a classical bassist, he is considered “The most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument.” The New Yorker
About George Meyer:
Violinist and composer George Meyer has performed his own compositions at such prestigious festivals as the RockyGrass Bluegrass Festival and the Savannah Music Festival.
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