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About the video
Strength In Numbers, performing "One Winter's Night". The group includes Sam
Bush - fiddle, mandolin, Jerry Douglas - dobro, Bela Fleck - banjo, guiter, Mark
O'Connor - fiddle, guitar and Edgar Meyer - bass
About the artists
Strength in Numbers was an all-star side project comprised of Sam Bush
(fiddle/mandolin), Jerry Douglas (dobro), Béla Fleck (guitar/banjo), Mark
O'Connor (fiddle/guitar/mandolin), and Edgar Meyer (bass). The artists were
familiar with one another, having performed in the same circles for years, as well
as on the same stage — in numerous incarnations — at the annual Telluride
Strength in Numbers grew out of appearances by the group as sort of the de
facto house band at the Colorado festival; Telluride Sessions, its only album,
documented the easygoing newgrass fusion that Strength in Numbers would
often perform there. Accomplished bluegrass musicians all, the members of
Strength in Numbers were also steeped in the jazz and classical traditions, which
found their way into the arrangements on Telluride Sessions.
Most of the band members said there would never be another Strength in
Numbers album after the first. But since each musician continued to play on the
others' albums and appear at festivals such as Telluride, the potential for more
genius was there.