Festival friend, talented artist and Montrose, Colorado native A.J. Fullerton tells a bluesy and honest tale of being "Homesick." The latest ride with Gondola Sessions features A.J. on the dobrato and Nic Clark on harmonica.
Shakey Graves is the performance name of Alejandro Rose-Garcia, a one-man act that defies categorization. He mesmerizes audiences with his seductive, spare hobo folk songs; songs that tell stories and transport the listener to a world populated by unseen segments of society. Watch this live recording of "Word of Mouth" from 2016 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival and be forever changed.
When Shakey Graves made his #TellurideBlues debut in 2014, to say that the gentleman from Texas was the talk of the festival would be an understatement. He was a one man band then but has since added additional musicians for both his live and recorded work. Clearly a festival favorite, Shakey's return to Blues & Brews was highly anticipated and ardent fans were treated to a intimate and powerful performance.
[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.
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