It isn’t the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival without Anders Osborne. From the moment the Swedish native put down roots in New Orleans after traveling the world, he has become an irreplaceable part of that city’s musical landscape. Profoundly confessional songwriting, a voice that summons forth and conquers demons, and guitar work that pierces the soul, Anders’ work is incomparable. We’ve had him play this festival more than any other artist and with good reason. His authenticity and dedication to the blues form, which he fuses with rock ferocity and his unflinching lyricism, is the gold standard of modern blues music. His latest record, Flower Box, is another fine collection of his personal, heartfelt worldview, songs that give plenty of space and breadth to the intent of the message, and, of course, showcase his superior talent on the electric guitar. He is a gift to music and to our ears. So good to see you again, Anders.