Date: September 21, 2018 to September 21, 2018
Where: Ives Concert Park, 43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, Connecticut, United States, 06811
Ticket Price: N/A
If joy were a person, Sam would bring both peace and frenzy. Hed be full of music, light, and energy that soothes even as it stirs us up. Eyes closed, wire-rim glasses in place, mandolin pressed against his ribs, joy would be Sam Bush on a stage. I feel fortunate that when its time to play, no matter how I feel physically or mentally, once the downbeat starts, my mind goes to a place thats all music, says Bush. The joy of the music comes to me and overtakes me sometimesI just become part of the music.That rapt merging of life and art fills Bushs new album Storyman, a freewheeling collection that gleefully picks and chooses from jazz, folk, blues, reggae, country swing, and bluegrass to create a jubilant noise only classifiable as the Sam Bush sound. Many of the songs are storiesseveral of them trueand the legendary mandolin player co-wrote every one of them with friends including Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, Jon Randall Stewart, Jeff Black, and others.Im hoping it just kind of flows for people and makes them go, Hey! Its a Sam record. It sounds like Sam and the band, Bush says.But for the first time ever, I also find myself thinking, I hope you enjoy the stories. Its my singer-songwriter record.The Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride has long since established himself as roots royalty, revered for both his solo and sideman work, which includes time with Harris, Lyle Lovett, and Bla Fleck. But instead of kicking back and soaking up honors such as an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award and suite of Grammys and International Bluegrass Music Association trophies, Bush still strives relentlessly to create something new.