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Sam Bush — Stingray
Album: Glamour & Grits
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7.5

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Total ratings: 1397









Released: 1996
Length: 5:20
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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Brings a smile in dreary world - thanks.  
SO FAITHFUL to his musicianship - solo and with band members.
SO MISSING his amazing voice
THIRTY-PLUS YEARS of seeing Sam Bush live, like no other.
Wow!!  Just added this song to my playlist.  Gotta feeling I'm going to be toe-tapping every time I hear it.
Sam Bush is very cool indeed 
Going to see him here in Dallas in a few weeks
RP is the best
 epiclectic wrote:
Unbelievable.  I can't even listen that fast.
 

 the_jake wrote:

I was looking for Stingray as well.  I'm grinning and digging this picken.
 

Yeah, I think he disappeared, hopefully for BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS! 
Here's an amazing live version of a Dylan Cover from Sam Bush live at Telluride:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MNe8gXs3_c
Once saw Sam Bush trying to have a conversation with Bill Monroe at a  BG festival in Kentucky.

I think Sam was a little "juiced up" and old Bill looked at him like a crazy man.   
One of my original "RP Favorites" from "the day" (ca. 2007). Good to hear it again.
Love Sam Bush, and this song is extra-cool!
{#Notworthy}
ALWAYS INCREDIBLE IN CONCERT, SEE HIM PERIODICALLY AT FISCHER FEST IN  A ONE HUNDRED OLD DANCE HALL
 WonderLizard wrote:
The thing about mandolin, unlike the guitar or banjo, is that it has this inky dinky fretboard. It's soooooo easy to lock your fingers up hitting notes with this kind of speed. The masters like Bush, Grisman, Thile, Larry Rice, Mike Marshall make it seem so effortless. {#Notworthy}

 
Did you listen Mike Oldfield? He plays several instruments effortless with more speed than this. But wait, it's an non-understandable artist out of Europe. But he is a genius.
What a cotton pickin' moment...
 Webfoot wrote:
Stingray, it's your song!

 
I was looking for Stingray as well.  I'm grinning and digging this picken.
wow! simply wow!
 WonderLizard wrote:

I knew I'd find you in here somewhere. Pity is that he named the song after you, poozlepuddums. Man, you just gotta be squirmin'...
 
{#Roflol}

what a shame....
Nice!
Love the song... and the animation on the preceeding post ☺☺☺☺
Beautiful dexterity! {#Bananajam}
Stingray...also s police cell phone surveillance system in the local news today...
 
I'd vote for Sam Bush for President !!
this is awesome 
The thing about mandolin, unlike the guitar or banjo, is that it has this inky dinky fretboard. It's soooooo easy to lock your fingers up hitting notes with this kind of speed. The masters like Bush, Grisman, Thile, Larry Rice, Mike Marshall make it seem so effortless. {#Notworthy}
This hurts.

PSD >  Eastmountainsouth — Hard Times
Nah, not his speed.
Stingray, it's your song!
Love it - saw the New Grass Revival back-in-the-day.

Parent's took me and my sister to many a Blue Grass festival. 
Not exactly my cup of tea but his talent is undeniable.
 epiclectic wrote:
Unbelievable.  I can't even listen that fast.
 
indeed,  and in tune too............even Bill Monroe would smile
Unbelievable.  I can't even listen that fast.
bordering on too many notes . . . ;-)
This is excellent but if you ever get to see him live...
well he takes to a whole other level 
That's how it's done, kids!!!!!
Great to hear him... but I confess that I do miss New Grass Revival!!
Seen this guy a bunch. He never disappoints.
 Lazarus wrote:


Miss you so much, Cynaera...

yes, that dude is fast, fast on the draw...
 

 
i'm giving it a 10 because it is every bit of what Cy wrote. Oh  girl. {#Meditate}
 Cynaera wrote:
That's some pretty fantastic finger-work!  Not the easiest instrument to play (probably right up there with a twelve-string guitar) but he makes it sound so effortless... I like this song!  Visit the website - there's a video about "Stringbean" (remember him from "Hee-Haw"?) and how he and his wife Estelle were murdered by thieves trying to rob Stringbean of his Grand Ol' Opry cash...  Fascinating view. I have this website bookmarked now...

 

Miss you so much, Cynaera...

yes, that dude is fast, fast on the draw...
 
 oldman wrote:
I'm a sucker for great mandolin player

 
Agreed!!
I'm a sucker for great mandolin player
 WonderLizard wrote:
If you crave fast, inventive mandolin a la Bush, Grisman, or Mike Marshall, get a hold of some of Chris Thile's work, solo and with Nickel Creek. He was just awarded a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant, and deserves every penny of it.
 
     
I really like Nickel Creek but I wish Thile would leave a little more room on vocals for his band mates.

 X-jock wrote:

My toes are tired from tappin'....{#Guitarist}

  ...my fingers are tired from hearing this.........amazon,here i come........8 after first hearing....

damn! I miss so much good music in 1996!
Dang!
If you crave fast, inventive mandolin a la Bush, Grisman, or Mike Marshall, get a hold of some of Chris Thile's work, solo and with Nickel Creek. He was just awarded a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant, and deserves every penny of it.
I can't play air guitar that fast. Nice!
Look at the fingers on that guy, I'll bet he can cover 12 frets without moving his hands!
This guy probably makes David Grisman quietly cry himself to sleep at night.  Of course they are actually both great, but this is some pretty impressive mandolinin right here!
 WonderLizard wrote:

I knew I'd find you in here somewhere. Pity is that he named the song after you, poozlepuddums. Man, you just gotta be squirmin'...

 
For too long Stingray has been lobbing his red large point hysterical, but for the most part harmless, BS bombs into the song comments.  But like another poster said "ROTFLMAO", me too!, Poozlepuddums...wonderful.


I mean, yeah, I dunno, I guess...
 WonderLizard wrote:

I knew I'd find you in here somewhere. Pity is that he named the song after you, poozlepuddums. Man, you just gotta be squirmin'...
 
"poozlepuddums"?!? ROTFL! Way to embarrass a troll {#Roflol}
This tune came up on sat radio as I was crossing the Continental Divide last summer. Just after the giant VLA satellite antennae array and before Pie Town, New Mexico. Had to make this quick and dirty graphic in appreciation. Stingray, cowboy does not mean whatever you think it means, do a little research. Better yet, a little travel. It'll mellow you out, tout suite.


 Stingray wrote:
BULLSHITTER!!!!
  hahaha!

My toes are tired from tappin'....{#Guitarist}


Tedium.
LOVE IT!
Awesome flow...sun shining...tunes flowing...I am dancing :)
{#Dancingbanana}

Like that, like him too, from France !

Well done Sam  :O)


BULLSHITTER!!!!
I hadn't heard of him before. Nice work!
 GirlFriday wrote:
Love it! When do we get to hear Monte Montgomery on here?
 
every once in a while they play monte...

 Stingray wrote:


Didn´t I say COWBOY-BULLSHIT!
I give a damn how fast he can pick,
the product sucks
!
 
I knew I'd find you in here somewhere. Pity is that he named the song after you, poozlepuddums. Man, you just gotta be squirmin'...

Saw him live in a small venue in Chicago, IL in 1989 when he was fronting Newgrass Revival. One of the most entertaining individuals I've seen. Very personable and approachable. Incredible musician to boot. Great stuff.

Love it! When do we get to hear Monte Montgomery on here?
That's some pretty fantastic finger-work!  Not the easiest instrument to play (probably right up there with a twelve-string guitar) but he makes it sound so effortless... I like this song!  Visit the website - there's a video about "Stringbean" (remember him from "Hee-Haw"?) and how he and his wife Estelle were murdered by thieves trying to rob Stringbean of his Grand Ol' Opry cash...  Fascinating view. I have this website bookmarked now...

Cool
Great gig!

Blech.
I did NOT know Adam Savage from Mythbusters played mandolin... oh, wait...
 triskele wrote:
smokin' hot!

 

Couldn't agree more......WOW!!!!!
STINGRAY!
he's my second favorite mando picker!  love it!  saw him a few years back....smokin' hot!

Wow!!! I have to buy a new CD! 
Post-modern bluegrass? Love it!!
OH MY!! what a good tune .. I hope it doesn't get stupid but the first 2 minutes are great!

I love this type of music, in the morning, afternoon and evening.  I am glad to hear it... Good job Bil!
Fantastic soloing towards the end of the song!

Another winner RP....


8 to a 9... great stuff! 
Very clever and talented, but I don't like it
yeah that's 8 

And the guy or girl with the red text ought to be hospitalized. Or simply spit 

the guy who feels it boring needs  a roofer. I see what he means cause I run a clean machine .But I see nothin' wrong .. <"Is that wrong?" as a pal always opined.>

heck nah. 
He comes to Merlefest every year (if you like music, you should go!) and covered Led Zeppelin II last year with the Waybacks and John Cowan and RS's Sticky Fingers this year with the Duhks and Emmylou Harris. What an awesome show!{#Cowboy}

 
Johnny-smooth wrote:
Saw Sam and company in March at Snowmass, frickin' amazing, esp his grp's rendition of Zepplin's Whole Lotta Love

If he ever comes to your town, drop everything and go see him. 
 


I guess it's ok.  What is that, an 8 string banjo?{#Angel}
 arissimo wrote:
OMG!  ~ want to stick forks in my ears !!!!!

>^..^< 
 
Is that because you want to open up your ears so you can hear this better? That's what I'm thinking!

THAT was just awesome!!
 jagdriver wrote:
Sam Bush ~ Joe Craven: separated at birth.
 
Craven may be my favorite percussionist of all time—jagdriver knows his new/bluegrass, yes indeedy!

Saw Sam and company in March at Snowmass, frickin' amazing, esp his grp's rendition of Zepplin's Whole Lotta Love

If he ever comes to your town, drop everything and go see him. 
cookin
LOL -YOU'RE RIGHT !! FANTASTIC..

 
Fourdawg wrote:
{#Bananajam}

Hey, this banana dude is animated at the *exact* same tempo as this song {#Tongue-out}
 


arissimo wrote:
OMG! ~ want to stick forks in my ears !!!!!

>^..^<


do it! do it!

i betcha didn't do it. {#Nyah}
freekin LOVE this track. though i think the dude dropped a note somewhere in the middle. ha! j/k.
Sam Bush ~ Joe Craven: separated at birth.
That was freakin' unbelievable!!!! 10
OMG!  ~ want to stick forks in my ears !!!!!

>^..^< 
Oh, yeah!  My favorite Sam Bush song.  Nice to get just a tad of KPIGgy stuff on RP.  Thanks, Bill.
{#Bananajam}

Hey, this banana dude is animated at the *exact* same tempo as this song {#Tongue-out}
yeah....and this recording is like 12 years old.

Amazing how he can play almost faster then you can hear....and trust me, he smokes the GOOD stuff :)
Puts me in mind of the music of Jango Reinhardt. Sublime.
Hole-Lee-shitznitz!
This man has payed with the "20 people-you'd most like-to-meet afore-yee-die-list".
andrewimft wrote:


Chances are you have heard him in:

New Grass Revival— his famous band

and playing on tour and in studio with/for:

Leon Russell
Garth Brooks
Dixie Chicks
Neil Diamond
Jerry Douglas
Steve Earle
Béla Fleck
Richie Furay
Nanci Griffith
David Grisman
Emmylou Harris
Wynonna Judd
Alison Krauss
Leftover Salmon
Lyle Lovett
Tim O'Brien
Dolly Parton
John Prine
Tony Rice
Butch Robins
Linda Ronstadt
Peter Rowan
Shel Silverstein
Ricky Skaggs
Shania Twain
Doc Watson
Don Williams
Trisha Yearwood

But best of all, he's an originator of the new grass style of bluegrass.
 


 

I don't give 10-Godlike to anyone. I took up the mandolin almost a year ago. It's a wildly painful and frustrating pursuit, and I love every moment and sensation. No one plays like Sam. No one plays from the elbow like he does. From a mechanical point of view, it's plain amazing.
 Stingray wrote:


Didn´t I say COWBOY-BULLSHIT!
I give a damn how fast he can pick,
the product sucks
!
 
So does your over-sized red text. Try speaking normally to folk if you want to earn their respect and be listened to, rather than being seen a loud PITA. Get some netiquette.

As a newcomer to playing the mandolin, let me just say that this ROCKS!  I had the chance to see him at the Fall '08 Strawberry festival, however I was sick as a dog and couldn't make it to the meadow.  I had to lay in my tent and listen to Sam BURNING the place down!  It sounded like he was backed by the Stones....awesome set.


Foot tappin'! - I'd like to see him at a festival - he would be brillliant at 'The End of the Road' festival.
 Stingray wrote:


Didn´t I say COWBOY-BULLSHIT!
I give a damn how fast he can pick,
the product sucks
!
 
Must be listening to something other than what I am hearing.  A master of the mandolin.  Go see him live.
WOW.

{#Bananajam}
Love this guy, Seen him several times. Always a Great show. If you can appreciate his muscianship. Your a Music Moron !
There are people that like this kind of music. I am not one of those people.
 andrewimft wrote:


Chances are you have heard him in:

New Grass Revival— his famous band

and playing on tour and in studio with/for:

Leon Russell
Garth Brooks
Dixie Chicks
Neil Diamond
Jerry Douglas
Steve Earle
Béla Fleck
Richie Furay
Nanci Griffith
David Grisman
Emmylou Harris
Wynonna Judd
Alison Krauss
Leftover Salmon
Lyle Lovett
Tim O'Brien
Dolly Parton
John Prine
Tony Rice
Butch Robins
Linda Ronstadt
Peter Rowan
Shel Silverstein
Ricky Skaggs
Shania Twain
Doc Watson
Don Williams
Trisha Yearwood

But best of all, he's an originator of the new grass style of bluegrass.

 

Didn´t I say COWBOY-BULLSHIT!
I give a damn how fast he can pick,
the product sucks
!
As very impressive as this is I'm quite bored.
Lit that reefer, Bill....

this music is terrible!
and that already since three+ hours!

I get back later tonight!
This cowboy-bullshit really sucks!

infinity wrote:
Got nothin' on Jake though.
Yeeeee Haaaa :cowboy: :moon: a naked Jake likes this quick pickin' mandolin.
Got to meet and hear Sam last year in Tahoe.....He's an amazing mandolin player among other instruments!!!
Great stuff here! Can't wait to see Sam at the Fall Strawberry festival...sure to be a barn burner!
My fingers hurt just listening to him, oh so good!!!
h_in_bristol wrote:
Never heard Sam Bush before. This is really great, thanks Bill!
Chances are you have heard him in: New Grass Revival-- his famous band and playing on tour and in studio with/for: Leon Russell Garth Brooks Dixie Chicks Neil Diamond Jerry Douglas Steve Earle Béla Fleck Richie Furay Nanci Griffith David Grisman Emmylou Harris Wynonna Judd Alison Krauss Leftover Salmon Lyle Lovett Tim O'Brien Dolly Parton John Prine Tony Rice Butch Robins Linda Ronstadt Peter Rowan Shel Silverstein Ricky Skaggs Shania Twain Doc Watson Don Williams Trisha Yearwood But best of all, he's an originator of the new grass style of bluegrass.
Forgive me for this. Really. But there is a point, about a minute in, when my brain decides that it's just about time for Charlie Daniels to start barking about the devil going down to Georgia. Don't worry, the meds will kick in soon....
I absolutely love this stuff...
Wow, the man never ceases to amaze!
If you like this, get his "Ice Caps - Peaks of Telluride" CD...
Unreal playing! :guitarist:
At last a Bush I can actually listen to! :nyah: