In the penultimate release of the 2015 Blues & Brews live music video series, we revisit a significant piece of local music history. Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal reunite on stage 25 years after their original performance to close out the festival and the Fred Shellman Memorial Stage.
Two masters of their respective instruments – Roy Rogers on slide guitar and Carlos Reyes on harp and fiddle. Rogers is considered the world’s finest slide guitar player. As for Reyes, he is a hero in his native Paraguay for his skills on the 36-string Paraguayan harp.
Together, they present a mind-boggling and enchanting musical match-up.
The closing song "Garden of the Gods" from the Austin four-piece The Bright Light Social Hour at the 22nd Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival was mesmerizing and far-out. Quite frankly, their whole set was a compelling, musical statement that rocked on so many levels. Get a taste of it with this live music video from a beatiful, sunny Saturday morning at the festival last year.