Summer solstice means it’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival time. This coming Thursday (June 21) at 4:07 a.m. MDT, the sun will have moved as far north as it is going to move, and the longest day of the year will be […]
Thursday’s Saturday and Friday’s Thursday It’s Friday morning, but it looks a lot like Thursday in Telluride’s Town Park. Thursdays are a bit laid back. Some folks aren’t off work yet, or are just taking their time getting into town. Thursdays are […]
Amanda Shires’s story, told during her opening set, involves a boyfriend who lived in Alabama. He convinces her that it might be a good idea to come and live with him. She loads the Jetta and heads south from Nashville. His directions lead to a […]
Ryan Adams took the stage at the 2016 Telluride Bluegrass Festival flanked by a full bluegrass band that turned out to be the Infamous Stringdusters featuring Nicki Bluhm. Most in the audience were surprised, since the festival program billed the […]
The folks at Planet Bluegrass made their final lineup announcements for this year’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival today. Once again (this will be #43) we’ll be treated to “Telluride Bluegrass”, that self-defining non-genre tied to newgrass, but including everything from rock to old-school bluegrass. […]
At JC Cowboys in Weatherford, Oklahoma, they were screaming for “My Hometown” right from the beginning of Charlie Robison’s Saturday night show. Well, maybe not right from the beginning. First thing that happened was a nice lady bought Robison a shot […]
Robert Earl Keen comes to us in a bus, from a show in Georgia. He walks onstage a few minutes after 8 o’clock wearing a black coat over black pants. The coat’s a little wrinkled in the back, the tie […]
He was just one bigamous marriage to his 13-year-old cousin (and a trip to England) away from eclipsing Elvis, and Rick Bragg’s book, Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story tells the tale from Jerry Lee’s perspective. In the summer of 1957, Lewis […]
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