Circles Around Me

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Circles Around Me
Circles Around Me.jpg
Studio album by Sam Bush
Released October 20, 2009 (2009-10-20)
Genre Bluegrass
Label Sugar Hill
Sam Bush chronology
Laps in Seven
(2006)Laps in Seven2006
Circles Around Me
Storyman (album)
(2016)Storyman (album)2016

Circles Around Me is an album by American bluegrass mandolin player Sam Bush, released through Sugar Hill Records in October 2009.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The album earned Bush a Grammy Award nomination for Best Bluegrass Album.[2]

In his Allmusic review, music critic William Ruhlman wrote that the album "makes a good demonstration of Sam Bush's continuing mastery of the mandolin and his own niche in the bluegrass scene."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Circles Around Me" (Jeff Black, Sam Bush) – 3:55
  2. "Diamond Joe" (Traditional) – 3:40
  3. "You Left Me Alone" (Tom Gray, Jerry Stuart) – 3:07
  4. "The Old North Woods" (Bush) – 4:10
  5. "Roll on Buddy, Roll On" (Wilborn, Wilborn) – 2:41
  6. "The Ballad of Stringbean and Estelle" (Bush, Guy Clark, Verlon Thompson) – 4:45
  7. "Blue Mountain" (Bush) – 6:09
  8. "Out on the Ocean" (Pete Kuykendall) – 2:54
  9. "Gold Heart Locket" (Black) – 4:17
  10. "Junior Heywood" (Bush, Edgar Meyer) – 6:36
  11. "Midnight on the Stormy Deep" (Traditional) – 3:52
  12. "Apple Blossom" (Traditional) – 1:35
  13. "Souvenir Bottles" (Bush, John Cowan, Stephen F. Brines) – 8:23
  14. "Whisper My Name/Hot Tamales" (Ebo Walker) – 7:23



  1. ^ a b Ruhlman, William. "Circles Around Me > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ "53rd Annual Grammy Awards nominees list". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved December 5, 2010.