[Just Announced] The Durango Blues Train will take place on June 2nd & 3rd and August 18th & 19th, 2017. Stay tuned for lineup announcements mid-Winter 2017! Set your calendar reminders! Tickets will go on sale February 15th at 10:00 a.m. (MST)
Gondola Sessions ride with Moreland & Arbuckle for a take on their song "Wrong I Do", which is the penultimate track on their album 1861. It is a relatively slow and easy song for often ruckus blues duo, but it fits them perfectly. What it lacks in speed it makes up for in soul and grit.
"Long Did I Hide It" is a song from Moreland & Arbuckle's 2016 Alligator Records release Promised Land Or Bust. The lyrics speak of empathy, frustration and suppression, which complement the wailing harmonica on this quick blues track. Our friends Gondola Sessions captured this intimate recording live in Telluride on board the breathtaking Telluride Gondola.
Jonathon Boogie Long plays with passion on this personal take of "Dealing With The Blues." The song balances delicate guitar picking with some big open D string hits in this powerful, yet vulnerable song.
Jonathon Boogie Long held nothing back during his Gondola Sessions at the 2016 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. Jonathon Boogie Long brought his southern blues on the gondola for this take of "Pray For Me," recorded on the Gondola. Boogie Long is known for his quick fills and solos and, despite using an acoustic guitar for the session, he did not disappoint.
Steve Itterly lost the brass slide, put a capo on his National Guitar and slowed things down to end his the last of his session with Gondola Sessions. The song "Coraline" still has a great acoustic blues feel to it, and the lyrics really cut into the feeling of heartache.
The country’s hippest radio stations caught on early to Israel Nash's mesmerizing sound – you can hear the Neil Young and 1970's electric folk influences. One listen to “Rain Plans” live from Telluride Blues & Brews Festival on Friday, September 16th, 2016 and you’ll see why he’s become an indie rock favorite.
Beautiful weather in the aesthetically charged box canyon of Telluride, Colorado made the perfect setting for an impressive showing by rising indie rock artist Israel Nash only to be made better by the guest appearance of Telluride Blues & Brews Festival veteran Jack O'Brien of The Bright Light Social Hour on bass.
Steve Itterly takes a ride with Gondola Sessions for an original song, "Fire & Floods Blues", inspired by the Four Mile Canyon outside of Boulder, Colorado when a series of fires and floods destroyed much of the area between 2010-2013.
24th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival will be held September 15-17, 2017. Tickets are set to go on sale Wednesday, March 1st at 10:00 am (MT). Reminder: VIP and Early Bird Tickets sell out quickly so mark your calendars!