Sam Bush (New Grass Revival): Mandolin Legend
As a founding member of New Grass Revival, virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush helped bring bluegrass music to a new generation, drawing on tradition while moving the sound into the modern day. "The King of Telluride" is a perennial favorite in the bluegrass and newgrass scenes, revered for his countless collaborations with greats like Béla Fleck, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas and the supergroup Strength in Numbers. His latest album, Circles Around Me, is a fitting blend of old and new, from the introspective title track to blazing instrumentals like "Blue Mountain." Honored with the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, the multiple Grammy winner is at the top of his game.