Veteran artists from years ago at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival (2000 and 2003), brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson returned to Telluride mid-afternoon on September 17th with a fiery set including this rendition of "Drinking Muddy Water" which Luther played on a coffee can guitar.
Gondola Sessions are back with another installment from the Telluride Gondola with Telluride Blues & Brews Festival artists The California Honeydrops! For their second song, the guys covered Sam Cooke's classic "That's Where It's At." Snappy licks over claps and great harmonies!
Our friends at Gondola Sessions teamed up with The California Honeydrops on the first day of the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival for a stripped down take of their song "This Time." Their diverse influences solidified California Honeydrops' sound that it is today, a lively act that tours from coast to coast - see for yourself in the video!
Samantha Fish is a force to be reckoned with. She blends polished guitar work and engaging vocals that cross genres from Blues to Rock to Country. She delivered a stand-out performance on the Main Stage which many consider to be a highlight from the 2016 Festival. Her guitar riffs are like flint on steel and her vocals go down smooth like a fine shot of whiskey. Watch her perform "Gone For Good" live from Telluride Blues & Brews Festival earlier this year on Sunday, Sept 18, 2016.
Samantha Fish sings with sweet ferocity combined with masterful guitar work and tight lyrics. The Kansas City, Missouri native easily stole the show on Sunday afternoon at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. The crowd simply could not get enough as she commanded them through powerful guitar riffs and blazing vocals. Watch Samantha Fish perform "Highway's Holding Me Now" live from Telluride Blues & Brews Festival earlier this year on Sunday, Sept 18, 2016.
We just wrapped up another phenomenal year here at the 23rd Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival and want to take a moment to thank everyone that made it such a memorable experience! With smiles on our faces, we walked away with a deep appreciation of the amazing community of individuals that come back each year to help us create and celebrate this unique event!
Congratulations to the winner of the 2016 Telluride Blues Challenge - Steve Itterly! Itterly competed against five other finalists at the Telluride Blues Challenge on Saturday, September 17th and won a premium Martin D-1GT guitar provided by Telluride Music Company, two performances at this year's and next year's Telluride Blues & Brews Festival and more!
A soul shakedown gospel performance, artist crowd surfing and a heartfelt performance by headliners The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito punctuated day three of the 23rd Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
Day two of the 23rd Telluride Blues & Brews Festival showcased an array of blues-infused bands lead by iconic guitarist including Gary Clark, Jr, Anders Osborne, North Mississippi Allstars and Tommy Castro & The Pain Killers, and a crowd-pleasing funky set from the California Honeydrops.
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