“Our reason for doing the newer-type music wasn’t pretentious or irreverent or sarcastic or disrespectful,” explained Curtis Burch. “We just felt like people were ready to see that you could really expand the sound, using those same instruments.”
Ah, the sweet sounds of New Grass Revival. The group, formed in 1972 by four former members of the Bluegrass Alliance, brought bluegrass into an entirely different realm. Long hair, everyday clothing, and fresh sound put a new face on traditional country pickin’. Plus, they had the father of bluegrass, Mr. Sam Bush. The progressive group was graced by the presence of not only Sam Bush, but Courtney Johnson, Ebo Walker, Curtis Burch, Butch Robins, John Cowan, Bela Fleck, and Pat Flynn throughout the band’s life. The real reason I wanted to share this get down bluegrass band with you all, however, was for this kick ass video below. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do. Plus, they look damn good.