A special perk is in store for those camping at the festival this year! Details of the camper exclusive, Campground Sessions shows have been announced. The campground sessions kick-off each day of the festival at 4pm on the alluring wooden stage surrounded by the towering trees of the Town Park Campground. The treasured stage was built by a local craftsman using wood from a nearby river, offering a truly rustic and intimate setting in which to see festival artists up, close and personal. Campers are welcome to join Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, Jack Broadbent and A.J. Fullerton featuring Stud Ford and Nic Clark for daily performances during the festival.
|Friday, September 15, 2017||Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers||4:00 - 5:00 pm|
|Saturday, September 16, 2017||Jack Broadbent||4:00 - 5:00 pm|
|Sunday, September 17, 2017||A.J. Fullerton featuring Stud Ford and Nic Clark||4:00 - 5:00 pm|
If we tell you Jack Broadbent plays mind-blowing slide guitar with a whiskey flask, we think you’ll move right up front to check out his performance. The Englishman with the flowing locks and old soul vocals has influences like John Lee Hooker, Peter Green, Robert Johnson, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell that he weaves into his captivating writing and playing. From humble beginnings as a busker to playing before international audiences, Jack is a musician in his ascendency, destined to be an influence on others, destined to be ranked alongside his musical heroes. As a fan remarked, “He deserves to be famous already.” We agree. Read more, click here.
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…Read more, click here.
He plays that accordion so well some swear it smokes. Unsurprisingly, Rolling Stone magazine once called him the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion. Folks, if you don’t know zydeco, you will after Dwayne Dopsie’s set. Son of zydeco legend Rockin’ Dopsie, (it’s pronounced doop-see), Dwayne and his Zydeco Hellraisers take the tradition to new energetic, youthful heights. This music puts you squarely in the heart of New Orleans, where the genre’s roots grew from French Creole musical traditions, blending blues, rhythm and blues, and music indigenous to the Louisiana Creoles and the Native people of Louisiana. Read more, click here.