New Grass Revival

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Descriptive "tags": bluegrass newgrass acoustic americana progressive bluegrass country Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

The New Grass Revival evolved around the fiddle talents of Sam Bush (15 April 1952, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA) and bass player John Cowan (b. 24 August 1952, Evansville, Indiana, USA), who, somewhat surprisingly, contributed soaring R&B-styled vocals to an acoustic band. The band was originally formed in 1971 from the final line-up of the Kentucky-based Bluegrass Alliance, with Bush (mandolin/fiddle/guitar/vocals) joined by Courtney Johnson (b. 20 December 1939, d. 7 June 1996; banjo), Ebo Walker (bass), and Curtis Burch (b. 24 January 1945, Montgomery, Alabama, USA; dobro/guitar/vocals). The quartet had some success with their cover version of Leon Russell’s ‘Prince Of Peace’, before Walker was replaced by Butch Robbins and then Cowan. This line-up recorded several albums for the Flying Fish Records label which, while essentially bluegrass, also featured elements of jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and soul, and as a result meant the band was...

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