Strength in Numbers


  • From Nashville, Tennessee.
  • A bluegrass/jazz supergroup that included Sam Bush (mandolin), Bela Fleck (banjo), Mark O’Connor (fiddle/guitar), Edgar Meyer (bass) and Jerry Douglas (dobro™). They were all living in the same Nashville neighborhood.
  • Recorded one album in 1989 for the MCA Masters Series Telluride Sessions. Fleck and Bush were still part of the New Grass Revival at the time.
  • Originally called themselves “Telluride” because they performed live together at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. They found out that another band was using that name and had trademarked the name for band use.
  • Backed Steve Earle on his 1989 album Copperhead Road (MCA).