Blues & Brews Campground Sessions

The Campground Sessions are back at the 2015 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. It is an exclusive event for campers only (camping wristband required for entrance). The artists playing the Campground Stage this year are HillstompLeo “Bud” Welch and Eagle Eye Williamson. Don’t miss out on these intimate and exclusive performances! A limited number of camping passes are still available, so get yours before they sell out!

Hillstomp mashes up the blues into a feral, back alley howl of a set. “Hurricane” Henry Christian on slide guitar and “Lord Johnny” Johnson on drums (or buckets, or cans or lids) put Mississippi trance blues, Appalachia and punkabilly into a blender and churn out an infectious sound that begs for dancing and hell-raising.

Leo “Bud” Welch released his first record in 2013, decades after he picked up a guitar in 1945. The 83-year-old made Rolling Stone magazine’s 2015 list of 10 New Artists You Need to Know and for good reason. His first record, Sabougla Voices, is a gritty, electric gospel outing that is typical of how Welch has spent his musical time - raising spirits in the Sabougla Baptist Church.

Eagle Eye Williamson is a single man sitting behind a stripped down drum kit with a guitar at the ready. He is a Texan to the core. You can hear it in his molten voice, one that sounds like lonesome prairies and whiskey-soaked juke joints. You can hear it in his songs, self-penned tunes that are redolent of blues-infused rock - think ZZ Top. And when he’s played his last note, you’ll want more.

Camping is by far the most fun way to stay! Adjacent to the festival grounds, you can enjoy easy access to the Main Stage, Blues Stage, Late Night shows and Main Street Telluride. At $40 per person, festival camping is also the most affordable way to stay in town for the festival. Four-Day Camping passes are on sale now here.

Patrick Shehan2015