LIVE: The Sam Bush Band @ The Egg, 4/10/16

May 3rd, 2016, 3:00 pm by Greg
The Sam Bush Band

The Sam Bush Band

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

We’re gearing up for the summer festival season, but as rarely happens newgrass pioneer Sam Bush isn’t scheduled to play at either of Greater Nippertown’s major bluegrass festivals – July’s Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival at Walsh Farm in Oak Hill and September’s FreshGrass at MASS MoCA in North Adams. So if you wanted to see the mandolin master in action, The Egg’s Swyer Theatre was the place to be last month.

In addition to his mighty mandolin playing, Bush – who celebrated his 64th birthday just a few days later – showcased some fiery fiddling talents in addition to handling the bulk of the lead vocal chores with aplomb. Despite his considerable multi-talents, Bush didn’t do it all by himself, and his band – drummer Chris Brown, banjo man Scott Vestal, bassist Todd Parks and guitarist-vocalist Stephen Mougin – was in superb form throughout the night.

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Sam Bush

Sam Bush

Scott Vestal

Scott Vestal

Chris Brown and Sam Bush

Chris Brown and Sam Bush

Stephen Mougin and Sam Bush

Stephen Mougin and Sam Bush

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