Glamour & Grits

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All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Sam Bush's newgrass mandolin playing is at its peak on the appropriately titled Glamour & Grits -- solidly rooted with the traditional feel of the best contemporary bluegrass, but constantly pushing at the edges of composition and performance, giving each song a decidedly progressive feel. Surrounding himself with a blindingly talented list of supporting musicians Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Al Kooper, among others, Bush still manages to maintain his own presence on the mandolin and even with his own pleasantly everyman vocals. The instrumentals nudge themselves slightly ahead of the vocal tracks, not because Bush is an unpleasant singer, but because the instrumental ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Sam Bush's newgrass mandolin playing is at its peak on the appropriately titled Glamour & Grits -- solidly rooted with the traditional feel of the best contemporary bluegrass, but constantly pushing at the edges of composition and performance, giving each song a decidedly progressive feel. Surrounding himself with a blindingly talented list of supporting musicians Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Al Kooper, among others, Bush still manages to maintain his own presence on the mandolin and even with his own pleasantly everyman vocals. The instrumentals nudge themselves slightly ahead of the vocal tracks, not because Bush is an unpleasant singer, but because the instrumental passages allow the players to focus on the inventive changes and nuanced picking that the players in this group do so well. Fans of his work with New Grass Revival and Strength in Numbers would be remiss in not picking this one up.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/23/1996
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • UPC: 015891384924
  • Catalog Number: 3849
  • Sales rank: 93,394

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Whayasay (6:08)
  2. 2 Same Ol' River (5:37)
  3. 3 All Night Radio (4:38)
  4. 4 Stingray (5:21)
  5. 5 The Ballad of Spider John (4:23)
  6. 6 Watson Allman (3:14)
  7. 7 Is This Love (5:16)
  8. 8 Brilliancy (2:19)
  9. 9 Spooky Lane (4:01)
  10. 10 Ol' Joe Clark (5:07)
  11. 11 The Lord Came Unto Me (2:50)
  12. 12 (One Night in Old) Galway (4:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sam Bush Primary Artist, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Slide Mandolin, Electric Fiddle
Jerry Douglas Dobro
Al Kooper Organ, Piano
Larry Atamanuik Percussion, Drums
John Cowan Bass, Vocals
Béla Fleck Banjo, Electric Banjo
Mark Winchester Acoustic Bass
Jon Randall Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Sam Bush Producer
Denny Purcell Mastering
Dave Sinko Engineer
Bradley Hartman Engineer
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