BIO

“a canyon deep baritone most country singers would eat their hat to have” - Bandcamp Daily 

Hailing from the plains of eastern Kansas, Marty Bush is a torchbearer of the American songwriting tradition.  His songs resonate with the weight of his influences such as Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley, and Kris Kristofferson, but he has channeled their emotional honesty and unvarnished truth-telling into something uniquely his own.  While his 2022 solo debut “The Long Way Home” established him as a devout follower of the country and western songwriting tradition, his follow-up LP “Cowboy Chords” (out OCTOBER 13th 2023) takes a bold step forward in establishing his voice as both a songwriter and performer.  Taking the reins as both producer and engineer, Bush plays every instrument on the album with the exception of pedal steel which is skillfully manned by Devon Teran (Timbers).  The result is a clear and precise vision of songs that honor the past and think to the present. 

Touring extensively, Bush played over 450 shows in 2022 and 2023.  He continued that break-neck pace into 2024, writing songs from behind the wheel and testing material in dives, honky-tonks, and juke-joints all over the US,  

Shows

Aug30

Marty Bush @ Light Up the Lawn: Marty Bush

Light Up the Lawn: Marty Bush, Overland Park, KS

Join the Midwest Trust Center and Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art for the 2024 Light Up the Lawn Concert Series featuring some of the best live music Kansas City has to offer. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets (no alcohol) for these free concerts! Come early to grab a bite to eat at Bryce's Food Truck!

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