New Grass Revival


From Louisville, Kentucky.

New Grass Revival I (October 1971 - 1973) Album:
  1. "New Grass Revival" (1972)

New Grass Revival II (1973 - 1974)
  • Sam Bush - mandolin/fiddle/guitar/vocals
  • Curtis Burch - guitar/dobro/vocals
  • Courtney Johnson - banjo
  • Butch Robins - bass

New Grass Revival III (1974 - 1981)
  • Sam Bush - mandolin/fiddle/guitar/vocals
  • Curtis Burch - guitar/dobro/vocals
  • Courtney Johnson - banjo
  • John Cowan - bass/vocals
Albums:
  1. "Fly Through the Country" (1976)
  2. "When the Storm is Over" (1977)
  3. "When the Storm is Over / Fly Through the Country" (2-fer) (1991)
  4. "Too Late to Turn Back Now" (live) (1977) - recorded June 25-26, 1977.
  5. "Barren County" (1979)
  6. "Commonwealth" (1981) (with Leon Russell)
  7. "Leon Russell and New Grass Revival: The Live Album" (1981) (with Leon Russell)
Curtis Burch later forms The Curtis Burch Blues Band.

New Grass Revival IV (1981)
New Grass Revival V(1981 - December 31, 1989)
  • Sam Bush - mandolin/fiddle/guitar/vocals
  • John Cowan - bass/vocals
  • Pat Flynn - guitar/vocals
  • Bela Fleck - banjo
Albums:
  1. "Live" (1989) - recorded June 3, 1983.
  2. "On the Boulevard" (1984)
  3. "New Grass Revival" (1986)
  4. "Hold to a Dream" (1987)
  5. "Friday Night in America" (1989)
Group disbands.  Sam Bush joins Strength in Numbers, later joins Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers, and later forms The Sam Bush Band. Bela Fleck forms Bela Fleck and the FlecktonesJohn Cowan forms The Sky Kings (with Rusty Young, ex-Poco). Pat Flynn works as Nashville session musician.

New Grass Revival VI (September 24, 1996) (reunion)
  • Sam Bush - mandolin/fiddle/guitar/vocals
  • John Cowan - bass/vocals
  • Bela Fleck - banjo
  • Curtis Burch - guitar

Compilations:
  1. "Anthology" (1989)
  2. "Best of New Grass Revival" (1994)

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Last Revised:  April 15, 2000