When Sam Bush and his band started to play this bluegrass-reggae fusion of “One Love” by Bob Marley (or “Billy Bob” Marley as Sam Bush called him) I fumbled with my new camera to start recording. I missed the first minute or two, but still captured almost ten minutes. My son-in-law has played bass in reggae bands so I wanted him to hear this. He and my daughter have seen Sam Bush with us in this concert series in the past. As an unexpected bonus, the bass guitarist played a solo.
This is the fifth year we’ve seen Sam Bush play in the Olathe Free Concert Series, which is in its 14th year. Sam Bush performed this year on June 7th. (2013) I noticed as I looked at my photos from previous years that there’s at least one person in front of the stage wearing the same shirt each time. See if you can find him. You’ll see him in the video, too.
From the Olathe Website: “The Olathe FREE Summer Concert series began in 2000. Each year it showcases top quality, cutting edge artists featuring a variety of family friendly genres of music. Thanks to the support from the population at large and our generous sponsors, we are accomplishing that goal. Over the past 14 years the Olathe Parks and Recreation Department has presented local, regional, national and international performers. Some of these artists are in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, have won numerous Grammy Awards, have written #1 Hits on the Billboard charts, won Blues Music Awards, Country Music Awards and are in the Kansas Music Hall of Fame.
The series brings not only music to Olathe, but community giving. Each show a local charity is recognized and concert goers are encouraged to make donations. In the last 8 years more than $127,000 has been given back by the more than 15,000 a year attendees.”
Here’s a blog post I wrote about Asleep at the Wheel, which performed at the Olathe Free Summer Concert Series in 2010.
4 responses to “Sam Bush playing “Billy Bob” Marley’s “One Love””
Nice video Catherine. I’m a big Sam Bush fan as well. And not to name drop, but he was born in Bowling Green, KY, which is 30 miles from my hometown of Glasgow. He and most of the most of the original members of The Newgrass Revival, were from around there. ~James
It’s not name dropping, It’s sharing information. Thanks!
I didn’t know much about Sam Bush before he began playing at the Olathe concerts. My husband and his friends have always been big fans and are so happy that he comes to our area every year.
We saw Sam Bush at The Strawberry Festival in Yosemite – he was one of the acts that I caught BEFORE I stepped in the hole and twisted my leg. Great show!
Wow, That’s so cool. Did he play the “Billy Bob” Marley song “One Love”?