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The Blind Boys of Alabama - "Amazing Grace" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

The Blind Boys of Alabama | "Amazing Grace" Live at Blues & Brews

Testify! Hailed as "gospel titans" by Rolling Stone, The Blind Boys of Alabama first rose to fame in the segregated south with their thrilling vocal harmonies and roof-raising live show. Originally sprung from the halls of the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in the 1930s when they were just kids, Jimmy Carter was one of the original members and is still performing today. They toured and raised their voices as part of America’s Civil Rights Movement. At this stage in their impossibly long and remarkable 70+ year career, the release and tour of the new GRAMMY-nominated album, Almost Home, can’t help but feel like their swan song, or like the culmination of their long journey. Watch this stunning rendition of the timeless song "Amazing Grace" performed live at the 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
Samantha Fish - "Black Wind Howlin" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Samantha Fish | "Black Wind Howlin" Live at Blues & Brews

For the uninitiated, Samantha Fish's rock and roll roots are in plain sight, and her sound fuses blues and soul into one steamy pot. With a 5-album discography spanning over the course of just six short years, her work ethic is diligent and refined. "Practice as hard and as often as you can," she says. "You can never practice enough". Her set on the Festival's Main Stage closed with an intense and passionate renditions of one of her earliest hits "Black Wind Howlin". It will be a while before you cool down after this one!
Samantha Fish - "Nearer To You" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Samantha Fish | "Nearer To You" Live at Blues & Brews

When Samantha Fish first played this festival in 2016, she won our hearts in a huge way. One song in, she kicked off her red high heels (“I’m high enough without these”), and absolutely electrified the afternoon crowd with her sizzling guitar work, soaring vocals and a red-hot band that knew no other gear than overdrive. It was nothing short of amazing and we knew without a doubt we had to invite her back. Watch Samantha's return to the mountains with a performance of "Nearer To You" of her 2017 release, "Chills & Fever", that starts out slow and soulful but gradually builds into a full-blown, masterful and fierce ending.
24th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Highlights

24th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Highlights

Each September, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival takes over the stunningly beautiful Telluride Town Park for a celebration of music, craft beer and mountains. Artists, brewers and fine folks from around the world converge to create their own set of spine-tingling, profound moments. Fond memories are created to reflect upon for a lifetime. The 2017 Festival brought plenty of these moments! Thank you for being a part of the show, we hope you had a blast. Relive our favorite moments here with the 24th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Highlight video. See you next year for 25!
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Sunday, September 17, 2017 Highlights

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Day 3 Highlight Recap Video

Nestled in the box canyon surrounded by color changing leaves, the final day of the 24th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival closed out with with a bang. Special collaborations on the Main Stage, tight rhythm sections and memorable displays of raw blues from the Blues Stage and Campground Stage, and a closer set with Steve Winwood topped off the weekend, who performed a myriad of classic records that reside in every serious listener’s collection. Thank you for another fantastic year at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival! Subscribe to the Bluesletter to stay connected for photo recaps, videos, interviews and more coming soon!
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Saturday, September 16, 2017 Highlights

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Day 2 Highlight Recap Video

Day two of the 24th Telluride Blues & Brews Festival showcased an array of lead guitarists with signature styles in blues and blues-adjacent music, but for the many that arrived when the gates opened, it was the sound of bagpipes that greeted them. The annual tradition signified the start of the Grand Tasting, a three hour offering of over 170 world class craft beers from 56 hand selected breweries from across the country. Song by Tab Benoit - captured live from the festival.

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