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Blues Challenge 18 | Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

2018 Telluride Blues Challenge Finalists Announced

Over the past few years, the Telluride Blues Challenge has emerged as one of the most coveted music competitions in the Southwest! Musicians from all over the country submit their best songs for the chance to make the top six and earn in invite to the Blues Challenge Finals held at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. Presented by Telluride Music, Telluride Blues Society and the Colorado Blues Society, the Telluride Blues Challenge gives up-and-coming artist the chance to advance their careers.
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Telluride Blues Challenge

2018 Blues For Breakfast

Start your mornings off with blues music, a hearty breakfast and drinks at Blues for Breakfast! Kicking off at 9:00 am on both Saturday and Sunday of the Festival weekend, Blues for Breakfast offers a pleasant warm-up to a dynamic day and late night full of music. Join us at the brand new "Back Porch Stage" at the Elks Lodge (located at 472 West Pacific Avenue), for a bite to eat as the first official chords of the day are struck. With cozy couches and comfortable seating along with rustic decor, The Back Porch Stage will be the ideal setting to start your day off the right way!
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Telluride Blues Challenge 2018

Entries Now Open for 2018 Telluride Blues Challenge

Calling all musicians, play your way to the Main Stage of the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival! Through a partnership with Telluride Music Company, Telluride Blues Society and Colorado Blues Society, we are excited to present the 2018 Telluride Blues Challenge. The Telluride Blues Challenge is an annual competition providing talented up-and-coming artists from the blues genre with an opportunity to advance their professional career and play the Telluride Blues & Brews Main Stage!

Interview & Gondola Session: Meet 2017 Telluride Blues Challenge Winner Russ Chapman

The 2017 Telluride Blues Challenge winner is Russ Chapman! Russ is a decidedly creative bluesman, pulling inspiration from traditional blues and the deep tradition of americana. With each performance Russ delivers a sense of melody with unique lyrical wit. Following his winning set at the Blues Challenge, Russ was able to film with Gondola Sessions on the scenic Telluride/Mountain Village gondola and chat with us. View the sessions and read the interview below.
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Telluride Blues Challenge Winner

2017 Telluride Blues Challenge Winner: Russ Chapman

Congratulations to the winner of the 2017 Telluride Blues Challenge - Russ Chapman! Chapman competed against five other finalists at the Telluride Blues Challenge on Saturday, September 16th and won a premium Martin 00X1AE guitar provided by Telluride Music Company, two performances at this year's and next year's Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, a spot on the 2018 Durango Blues Train and more!
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Blues For Breakfast

2017 Blues For Breakfast

Start your mornings off proper with blues music, a hearty breakfast and drinks at Blues for Breakfast! Kicking off at 9:00 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday of the Festival weekend, Blues for Breakfast offers a pleasant warm-up to a dynamic day and late night full of music. Join us at the Telluride's intimate Elks Lodge (located at 472 West Pacific Avenue), for a bite to eat as the first official chords of the day are struck.
Blues Challege Finalists

2017 Telluride Blues Challenge Finalists Announced

Over the past few year’s, the Telluride Blues Challenge has emerged as one of the most coveted music competitions in the Southwest! Musicians from all over the country submit their best songs for the chance to make the top six and earn in invite to the Blues Challenge Finals held at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. Presented by Telluride Music, Telluride Blues Society, Gondola Sessions and the Colorado Blues Society, the Telluride Blues Challenge gives up-and-coming artist the chance to advance their careers.
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Telluride Blues Challenge

Entries Now Open for 2017 Telluride Blues Challenge

Calling all musicians, play your way to the Main Stage of the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival! Through a partnership with Telluride Music Company, Telluride Blues Society and Colorado Blues Society, we are excited to present the 2017 Telluride Blues Challenge. The Telluride Blues Challenge is an annual competition providing talented up-and-coming artists from the blues genre with an opportunity to advance their professional career and play the Telluride Blues & Brews Main Stage!
Steve Itterly "Coraline" // Gondola Sessions

Gondola Sessions in Telluride with Steve Itterly

Steve Itterly lost the brass slide, put a capo on his National Guitar and slowed things down to end his the last of his session with Gondola Sessions. The song "Coraline" still has a great acoustic blues feel to it, and the lyrics really cut into the feeling of heartache.
Telluride Blues Challenge Winner | Steve Itterly

2016 Telluride Blues Challenge Winner: Steve Itterly

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!

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