Sam Bush Documentary to Debut at Nashville Film Festival

Few musicians are credited as being the “father” of an entire genre of music. Sam Bush, the “Father of Newgrass,” has paved the way for Bluegrass, Newgrass, Americana and Jam Band music alike – in addition to becoming an all-around musical icon. Now, the world will know just how widespread Bush’s impact has been.

Revival: The Sam Bush Story is a documentary chronicling Sam’s life and musical journey. Produced by Wannabe Films and See Forever Entertainment and co-directed by Wayne Franklin and Kris Wheeler, the film will make its world debut at the Nashville Film Festival April 21 at Regal Green Hills Cinema. Tickets for the festival and for ​Revival’s red carpet world premiere (and its April 24 encore screening) are on salehere​.

“Even though Sam is revered by so many music greats he remains something of an unknown legend for the uninitiated,” Wheeler said. “So, for those who aren’t aware of Sam’s story, this will be a discovery film. And, honestly, that — more than anything else — is what drew me to this project.”

Many well-known artists appear in the film including Alison Krauss, John Oates, Emmylou Harris, Béla Fleck, Ricky Skaggs, the Avett Brothers and more.

Revival will compete with 11 other music documentaries in the festival’s Gibson Music Films/Music City Competition. These 11 films were selected from more than 3,500 entries submitted to the festival.

You can follow the film at:
Twitter @sam_bush_movie

You can also check out the official Revival trailer:

Click here to watch trailer


About Wannabe Films​

Wannabe Films was founded in 1998 to support the passion projects of founders Wayne & Kelli Franklin. That meant they had to keep overhead low and their footprint small. Today, that lean and mean attitude still drives everything Wannabe does. The goal with every project is to give the client much more than their budget would suggest is possible. And whenever they can, they like to build those projects around stories rooted in what is real. Whether a feature-length documentary, a doc-style short, or a narrative TV spot based upon a true story, real stories have real impact.

That lean and mean approach to production, when combined with their documentary sensibilities, has allowed Wannabe to help tell the stories of many worthy causes from nonprofits paving the road out of poverty to foster programs to cancer support agencies. Stories are the currency of their business. Their goal is to invest them wisely.

Sam Bush Online Team​

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