Sam Bush http://redriverradio.org en Savannah Music Festival: Americana http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-americana-1 <div><strong>Airs Thursday, July 3 at 8 p.m.</strong> In music, the term "Americana" generally refers to a subset of American music that is perhaps best defined as "classic" American music, ranging in style from roots-based bluegrass to alternative country, gospel, blues, zydeco, jazz and other native forms. In this episode, we listen to an array of musical Americana selections recorded at the Savannah Music Festival between 2004 and 2008. Performers include Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, Don Stiernberg, the David Grisman Quintet, Jerry Douglas, Bob Seeley, the Bucky Pizzarelli Trio, Daniel Hope, Tony Williamson and Sebastian Knauer.</div><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 01:00:00 +0000 46506 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Americana Savannah Music Festival: Mando Madness Part One http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-mando-madness-part-one <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, April 24 at 8&nbsp;</span>p.m. &nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The eight-stringed instrument that looks like a small lute and was played throughout Europe for several centuries is now known everywhere as the mandolin. This unique sounding instrument first entered popular American culture in the mid </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century, when it was primarily used as a novelty instrument. By the year 1900 however, mandolin ensembles were touring the vaudeville circuit and mandolin orchestras were forming in schools and colleges. &nbsp;The ensuing 40 years saw the proliferation of mandolins across the south and a handful of American virtuosos performed, recorded, composed, and arranged for the mandolin in a variety of musical idioms. In this episode, we listen to David </span>Grisman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Don </span>Stiernberg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Sam Bush, Tony Williamson, and &nbsp;performing in a one-of-a-kind mandolin summit at the Savannah Music Festival.</span></div><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:00:00 +0000 43134 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Mando Madness Part One Savannah Music Festival: Americana http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-americana-0 <p><strong>Airs Thursday, March 21 at 8 p.m. </strong>&nbsp;In music, the term "Americana" generally refers to a subset of American music that is perhaps best defined as "classic" American music, ranging in style from roots-based bluegrass to alternative country, gospel, blues, zydeco, jazz and other native forms. In this episode, we listen to an array of musical Americana selections recorded at the Savannah Music Festival between 2004 and 2008. Performers include Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, Don Stiernberg, the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">David&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Grisman</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Quintet</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Jerry Douglas, Bob Seeley, the Bucky </span>Pizzarelli<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Trio, Daniel Hope, Tony Williamson and Sebastian </span>Knauer<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 01:00:00 +0000 25142 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Americana Savannah Music Festival: Edgar Meyer http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-edgar-meyer <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, January 17 and 8:00 p.m. </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Edgar Meyer is a bassist for modern times. Whether he's writing a bass concerto, performing with </span>Yo-Yo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ma, teaching at the Royal Academy of Music, or playing bluegrass with his pals in Nashville, his virtuosity and original compositions have put him in a class by himself. In 2006, the Savannah Music Festival invited Meyer to perform a program of his original compositions with multi-instrumentalists Sam Bush and Mike Marshall, along with violinist and </span>SMF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Associate Artistic Director Daniel Hope. While his work can be complex to rehearse and play, it is always engaging and optimistic to hear.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 02:00:00 +0000 22221 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Edgar Meyer Savannah Music Festival: Americana http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-americana <p><strong>Airs Thursday, January 12 at 8:00 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Performers include Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, Don Stiernberg, the David Grisman Quintet, Jerry Douglas, Bob Seeley, the Bucky Pizzarelli Trio, Daniel Hope, Tony Williamson and Sebastian Knauer.</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 02:00:00 +0000 5163 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Americana