News Posts Tagged "Blues Music"

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Music Maker Relief Foundation Fundraiser Dinner

Fundraiser Dinner with Music Maker Relief Foundation

Join us for an unparalleled musical, cultural and culinary experience! On Thursday, September 13th, we are hosting an evening of live music, dinner and a special studio recording with a festival artist to support the Music Maker Relief Foundation. This fundraising event will be held at the intimate, mountainside recording studio, Studio In The Clouds, located in the towering San Juan Mountains surrounding Telluride. Attendees will be picked up and transported to the Studio in the Clouds where they will be treated to an exquisite, seasonal dinner menu prepared by Bravo TV's "Top Chef" competitor and owner of Telluride's own 221 South Oak restaurant, Eliza Gavin. This event gives attendees a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and get an exclusive, inside look at the recording process while watching artists create a record. Attendees will take home a one-of-a-kind copy of the recording and a signed souvenir to commemorate the experience.
Anders Osborne - "Big Talk" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Anders Osborne | "Big Talk" Live at Blues & Brews

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. Watch this high energy live rendition of "Big Talk" from the 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
Anders Osborne - "Sentimental Times" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Anders Osborne | "Sentimental Times" Live at Blues & Brews

“This song was written for the Peace record recorded at Dockside Studios back in 2013. The co-producer and engineer Warren Riker was a big part of that record. The song was first intended to be written about missing my dear departed mother, but I switched gear a little bit and made it about feeling sentimental. Festival Director Steve Gumble and his crew at Blues & Brews have always treated me and my bands like family. Love em!” Watch this stunning live rendition of "Sentimental Times" from the 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
The Blind Boys of Alabama - "Amazing Grace" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

The Blind Boys of Alabama | "Amazing Grace" Live at Blues & Brews

Testify! Hailed as "gospel titans" by Rolling Stone, The Blind Boys of Alabama first rose to fame in the segregated south with their thrilling vocal harmonies and roof-raising live show. Originally sprung from the halls of the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in the 1930s when they were just kids, Jimmy Carter was one of the original members and is still performing today. They toured and raised their voices as part of America’s Civil Rights Movement. At this stage in their impossibly long and remarkable 70+ year career, the release and tour of the new GRAMMY-nominated album, Almost Home, can’t help but feel like their swan song, or like the culmination of their long journey. Watch this stunning rendition of the timeless song "Amazing Grace" performed live at the 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
Samantha Fish - "Black Wind Howlin" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Samantha Fish | "Black Wind Howlin" Live at Blues & Brews

For the uninitiated, Samantha Fish's rock and roll roots are in plain sight, and her sound fuses blues and soul into one steamy pot. With a 5-album discography spanning over the course of just six short years, her work ethic is diligent and refined. "Practice as hard and as often as you can," she says. "You can never practice enough". Her set on the Festival's Main Stage closed with an intense and passionate renditions of one of her earliest hits "Black Wind Howlin". It will be a while before you cool down after this one!
Samantha Fish - "Nearer To You" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Samantha Fish | "Nearer To You" Live at Blues & Brews

When Samantha Fish first played this festival in 2016, she won our hearts in a huge way. One song in, she kicked off her red high heels (“I’m high enough without these”), and absolutely electrified the afternoon crowd with her sizzling guitar work, soaring vocals and a red-hot band that knew no other gear than overdrive. It was nothing short of amazing and we knew without a doubt we had to invite her back. Watch Samantha's return to the mountains with a performance of "Nearer To You" of her 2017 release, "Chills & Fever", that starts out slow and soulful but gradually builds into a full-blown, masterful and fierce ending.
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Sierra Nevada High Altitude Craft Beer Lounge

Introducing the Sierra Nevada High Altitude Lounge

New for the 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, our craft beer partner, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, will debut the “High Altitude Lounge”. The new lounge, located in the main festival grounds, will feature a lineup of rare Sierra Nevada beer offerings and give attendees a chance to interact directly with the folks from the brewery.
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.
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!
Con Brio - "Give It All" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Con Brio | "Give It All" Live at Blues & Brews

Con Brio's songs are about love, hope, failure, and political turmoil – life itself. A deeply talented band of seven with a horn section to keep it brassy and sassy, not only does Con Brio possess the funk, but they’ve also got love and passion covered, too. “We don’t want to walk, we don’t want to drive,” band leader Ziek McCarter says. “We want to fly. We want to levitate.” So do we.