A.J. Fullerton featuring Stud Ford & Nic Clark

Saturday, 16th at 3:30 pm (Blues Stage) | Saturday, 16th at 10:00 pm (The Moon at O'Bannon's) | Sunday, 17th at 3:00 pm (Campground Sessions)

We’re proud to say we’ve been hip to this young man since the first time we heard him play. With his superb finger-picking and bottleneck slide work, soulful vocals that seem to be coming from a much older cat, and songs that get deep inside, A.J. Fullerton – who grew up just up the highway from Telluride in Montrose, Colorado – holds the future of the blues in his capable hands. This year, he’s playing with two fine musicians in their own right. Nic Clark’s beautiful harmonica playing is a melodic dance that uplifts every song he plays. Drummer Stud Ford is the grandson of the late, great T-Model Ford (TBB 2010), and he plays in an intense Hill Country blues drumming style that demands both stamina and precision.  Youthful energy, fresh ideas and reverence for tradition are embodied in these three young musicians. You’ll say you saw them when…