We closed out another way cool week in Virginia's Blue Ridge with a trip down to the sensational Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount last night to catch the incomparable (and always smiling) Sam Bush.
For the uninitiated, Sam has been annointed by the Kentucky Legislature as the "Father of Newgrass," recognizing his role in transforming traditional bluegrass music into a more mainstream style. Possibly best known for his breakthrough work with the New Grass Revival with John Cowan and Bela Fleck, Sammy has been touring solo for the past decade to packed clubs across the nation.
For today's Music Friday feature, we're going with a rare duet with former bandmate (and, serenditously, a performer I fell in love with during my first visit to Virginia's Blue Ridge a decade ago) John Cowan. It's a smokin' cover of Lowell George's "Sailin' Shoes."
Kick back and enjoy.