I didn’t know what to expect when David Byrne took the stage at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Thursday night, except perhaps a band all dressed in white, having seen them recently perform one number on The Colbert Report. He could […]
Patty Griffin Emmylou Harris Buddy Miller Shawn Colvin Three Girls and Their Buddy took the stage and took turns with the song honors. After the opening “Love Hurts” each performer had a featured song in turn, starting with Patty Griffin […]
Just after lunch time in the mountains that ol’ naptime feelin’ starts to creep up on you. The warm sun and general lack of oxygen conspire to convince you it’s time to close your eyes for just a little bit. […]
Dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien just kicked off the 36th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival with a playful and varied set. Starting out the first couple of tunes on the banjo, Mr. O’Brien switched to guitar for “If […]
Town Park is ready. Warner Field waits. Final preparations are on at Mary Illium campground. Since Saturday, a steady stream of campers have been setting up their temporary homes in the usually serene and peaceful campgrounds in and around Telluride. […]
When REM wrote Can’t Get There From Here they weren’t referring to Telluride, Colorado, but they could have been. Tucked away in the southwest corner of the state on the western side of the San Juan Mountains, it’s not an […]
As the festival draws closer, I’ve been keeping an unofficial, very informal and totally unscientific mental track of ticket availability for the last three Telluride Bluegrass Festivals. My mental track says that real ticket demand has been going up. One […]
The official label reads Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival. I have come to dislike most of the labels we mere humans try to attach to music. I know they’re necessary, but they almost always seem inadequate. We need labels […]
“Most of us are on a journey. We’re looking for something, though we’re not always sure what that is. The way is foggy much of the time. I suggest you slow down and follow some of the side roads that […]
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