In the world of acoustic music, few artists have enjoyed a career as diverse or successful as that of Sam Bush. He extended the musical capabilities of the mandolin, fiddle and guitar to incorporate a seamless blend of bluegrass, rock, jazz and reggae. As the founder and leader of the New Grass Revival, Bush pioneered and guided the evolution of modern hill country music. Together with the bluegrass supergroup Strength in Numbers, he pushed the traditions even further. During a five-year stint with the Nash Ramblers, he provided a diverse range of textures for the songs of Emmylou Harris. On his own, Bush has continued to explore an eclectic musical spectrum. Bush is an icon of acoustic music that has inspired a generation of players, yet he remains laid back, warm and modest.