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Strength In Numbers performs "Future Man", from The Telluride Sessions
Strength In Numbers was a bluegrass supergroup formed in the late 1980s. The
group featured Béla Fleck (banjo), Mark O'Connor (fiddle, guitar), Sam Bush
(mandolin), Jerry Douglas (dobro) and Edgar Meyer (bass). They released their
only album, Telluride Sessions, in 1989.
The catalyst for their progressive approach to bluegrass was Sam Bush's group,
New Grass Revival, in 1971. In 1975 this group made their first appearance at
the Telluride Bluegrass Festival at a ski resort in the Colorodo Rockies. Strength
in Numbers met at subsequent festivals at Telluride in the late 1970s and 1980s.
The music of Strength in Numbers is influenced by the bluegrass virtuoso music
of earlier artists Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass boys, and Lester Flatt and Earl
Scruggs. Often the music of Strength in Numbers is referred to as "Newgrass" or
progressive bluegrass. This music uses core bluegrass instrumentation with
rhythmic features and solo playing styles of jazz.