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Click the videos below to watch highlights from the 2013 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival!
What a day! The Bright Light Social Hour opened with a bang, the Otis Taylor Band played the blues and Booker T Jones finished out the night with everybody in the park 'feeling good' despite the rain showers. The sun is out today and we're ready for another big day of music in Town Park!
Booker T. Jones ft. Mayer Hawthorne
"Sound the Alarm"
Friday was an epic day of music in Telluride, Colorado. So many talented musicians played here. Kim Churchill opened the day followed by another heavy set by The Bright Light Social Hour. James Bay played two side stage shows along with a Campground Sessions set. ZZ Ward sang that 'Dirty Shine' while Allen Stone brought his "hippie with soul" energy to the stage. Gary Clark Jr mesmerized everyone with deep cuts on the guitar and finally The Black Crowes closed the night out before everyone headed out to the late night Juke Joints.
Bright Light Social Hour - "Detroit"
Saturday was a day to remember in Telluride Town Park. IBC Winner Selwyn Birchwood Band opened the day to the Grand Tasting with 56 microbreweries. The New Mastersounds brought some funk onto stage followed by the Rebirth Brass Band from New Orleans. Low Volts played a Campground Sessions spot while Kim Churchill and Laura Meyer played sets on the side stage. Otis Taylor Band graced us with one more appearance and Mickey Hart jammed out to some new and old tunes. Jim James closed the night out with a spectacular performance.
Jim James - "Dear One"
The festival came to a close on Sunday with some really special performances. The Relatives started off the day with some soulful gospel. Preservation Hall Jazz Band followed up with a lively set that had everyone in the park dancing. Low Volts played some dirty blues on the side stage before Anders Osborne rocked out. Karl Denson's Tiny Universe was amazing and John Hiatt & The Combo was mesmerizing. Finally, Melissa Etheridge blew everyone away with a 2hr plus set. What a perfect way to end the festival. Thank you to everyone that came this year and years past! We'll see you next year.
The Relatives - "Things are Changing"