Sam Bush pioneered a new genre of music and inspired some of the world’s most famous bands and accomplished musicians — yet for countless potential fans, the “Father of Newgrass” remains an unknown legend.

Revival: The Sam Bush Story is a new music documentary from See Forever Entertainment and Wannabe Films. Revival, co-directed by Kris Wheeler and Wayne Franklin, makes its World Premiere April 21st at the Nashville Film Festival.

Not many musicians can lay claim to being the ‘father’ of an entire genre of music. Sam Bush can. In Revival: The Sam Bush Story, audiences will experience the power of Sam’s musical journey. Widely considered the ‘Father of Newgrass’, Sam has become the icon of his own genre.

In the film, noted musicians from Alison Krauss to John Oates, from the Avett Brothers to Chris Thile, say many of today’s biggest acts in Bluegrass, Newgrass, Americana and the jam band scene owe a debt of gratitude to Sam.

But where does Father of Newgrass fit in the new world of acoustic music? While musicians he inspired reach levels of stardom Sam never did, his challenge is to remain relevant: one show at a time.

“Too old to be young and too young to be an old legend,” is how Sam describes himself.

Revival will compete with 11 other music documentaries in the festival’s Gibson Music Films/Music City Competition. The films were selected from more than 3,500 entries submitted to this year’s Nashville Film Festival.

The film features appearances by Alison Krauss, John Oates, Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck, David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury, Jeff Hanna, The Avett Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass, Steep Canyon Rangers, Peter Rowan, Sierra Hull, the Sam Bush Band, among others.


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