Campground Sessions return to Blues & Brews with another hearty, dynamic artist lineup. These artist sessions are exclusive for campers only (camping wristband are required for entrance). The artists playing the Campground Stage this year are Reverend Deadeye, Moreland & Arbuckle and Phil Wiggins and George Kilby Jr Trio with Andy Calder. Don’t miss out on these intimate and exclusive performances!
Please note, camping passes will sell out in advance. A limited number of camping passes are still available, click here.
The good Reverend really is a Reverend. In fact, he’s from a family line of Reverends that could be found at tent revivals, handling snakes and preaching the word on the Navajo reservation when he was a lad. He and his brother, Backslider, took to music together, getting into metal, the blues, country – anything they could get their hands on. In the capable hands of the Reverend and his partner keeping time – Alex “Brother Al” Hebert on drums – the blues becomes a garage-y, trance blues, fire and brimstone, holy-rollin’ git-down. He likes it greasy and gritty and sings into a beer can. Amen!
Electrified Delta, Mississippi Hill Country and folk blues are dished up with feral energy and punk attitude. Growling vocals, blood boiling harmonica and slice-and-dice electric guitar make for a fiery live show. Guitarist Aaron Moreland, harmonicist/vocalist Dustin Arbuckle and drummer Kendall Newby made their TBB debut some years back in the Juke Joints, making the ceiling drip sweat and blues lovers howl. On the Campground Stage, they’re gonna rock.
Phil met George Kilby Jr not long after the passing of their respective musical partners. This new partnership combines Wiggins’ masterful harmonica playing and Kilby’s unique songwriting to create an immersive bluesey, folksy new sound. Phil Wiggins was half of the internationally acclaimed acoustic blues duo “Cephas and Wiggins” for 30 years. Wiggins’ plays the harmonica better than any blues-man around. No one can make this pocket-sized instrument sound as big as Wiggins.
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 $50 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.