The Keeping the Blues Alive Awards recognize the significant contributions to Blues music made by the people behind the scenes. Each is selected on the basis of merit by a select panel of Blues professionals. Each year, The Blues Foundation presents the Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Awards to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the Blues world.
As we look through our photos, videos, reviews, and online posts, we're left with a deep appreciation that Telluride Blues & Brews is one of the most beloved festivals around and we have, without a doubt, the most beloved fans of any festival around!
Many thanks to all of you who come to join us year after year to make each and every Blues & Brews a unique celebration of music, family, friends, and good vibrations. Once again, thank you to our fans, staff, volunteers, and all of this year's amazing artists.
If you don’t know the name Roger Mason, you may also not know that Telluride’s Main Street is the artist’s personal atelier. You can spot Mason a mile away, he’s the guy on Telluride's Main Street from time to time standing next to an easel, brandishing brushes, resemblely a dressed up Jackson Pollack, with spattered paint all over his denim overalls.
Mason is the Leonardo of the streets of Telluride, Colorado...
Karl Denson has led a storied career as a multi-faceted recording and performing artist. He first came to prominence as a member of Lenny Kravitz’ band debuting on his first release, Let Love Rule, and staying on for the next five years. While developing a following overseas, he joined Fred Wesley’s band, touring and recording with him on multiple releases.
Just another reason to attend the 20th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival! In addition to jaw dropping scenery, performances by the finest blues, rock, gospel, and soul artists and more than 150 brews from over 50 of the best microbreweries in the southwest and beyond, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is excited to announce another free concert to kick-off the weekend's festivities with the Sunset Blues Concert, scheduled for 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.