Strength in Figures was an all-star part project made up of Sam Bush (fiddle/mandolin), Jerry Douglas (dobro), Béla Fleck (acoustic guitar/banjo), Tag O’Connor (fiddle/acoustic guitar/mandolin), and Edgar Meyer (bass). The performers were acquainted with each other, having performed within the same circles for a long time, in addition to on a single stage — in various incarnations — in the annual Telluride Bluegrass Event. Strength in Figures grew from appearances from the group as type of the de facto home band in the Colorado event; Telluride Classes, its only recording, recorded the easygoing newgrass fusion that Power in Figures would frequently perform there. Achieved bluegrass music artists all, the users of Power in Numbers had been also steeped within the jazz and traditional traditions, which discovered their way in to the plans on Telluride Classes. A lot of the bandmembers stated there could not be another Power in Numbers recording after the 1st. But since each musician continuing to play around the others’ albums and appearance at festivals such as for example Telluride, the prospect of even more genius was there.