And the lines can break my heart
And the pain can do me in
And just when I gain control
The darkness brings you back again
In Little Rain, Robyn Ludwick sings for those times when love's longing lengthens the afternoon shadows, stretching them past the point of no return. The working day is over, there's nowhere to hide from what's missing in your life. You go ahead and open that second bottle of wine. Hell, the one…Continue
Posted on July 12, 2014 at 11:30am
Saturday night at Telluride, Sam Bush opened his two-hour set with an instrumental version of "The Star-Spangled Banner." There was a flag in the audience -- it had been there all weekend -- popping up every now and then. I'm not sure if Bush had planned the National Anthem or not, but when the crowd caught on, you could see some hats off, hands over hearts here and there, and folks with their eyes on Old Glory. Close to us, people were singing. The whole thing was just about as…Continue
Posted on June 22, 2014 at 12:30pm
The news came in late April. Yonder Mountain String Band is proceeding with a new lineup: Ben Kaufman, Adam Aijala, and David Johnston are the band now, along with some "special guests" for this year's tour. A permanent lineup is promised for 2015. Jeff Austin has left the band to pursue "his emerging solo career."
Later, we learned that Ronnie McCoury and Jason Carter will join the band as special guests at their three Telluride shows this year. Not too shabby, I'd say,…Continue
Posted on June 14, 2014 at 5:30pm
It's been 40 years, with the 41st on the immediate horizon, and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival just keeps on rolling. Most years, Sam Bush asks the crowd, "How many people have been here all four days?" in remembrance of the years when it was a three-day festival, when the same question was asked by then-emcee and festival co-founder Fred Shellman. Pastor Mustard (more on him later) has said that Fred's next question was, "How many people like cats?"
It's a four-day…Continue
Posted on June 6, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment