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.

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.
24th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Highlights

24th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Highlights

Each September, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival takes over the stunningly beautiful Telluride Town Park for a celebration of music, craft beer and mountains. Artists, brewers and fine folks from around the world converge to create their own set of spine-tingling, profound moments. Fond memories are created to reflect upon for a lifetime. The 2017 Festival brought plenty of these moments! Thank you for being a part of the show, we hope you had a blast. Relive our favorite moments here with the 24th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Highlight video. See you next year for 25!
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!
Thank you 2017

Thank You For A Great 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival offers all attendees, volunteers, staff, partners, brewers and artists a special thank you! We had an outstanding festival and it wouldn't be possible without all of the support!
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Sunday, September 17, 2017 Highlights

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Day 3 Highlight Recap Video

Nestled in the box canyon surrounded by color changing leaves, the final day of the 24th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival closed out with with a bang. Special collaborations on the Main Stage, tight rhythm sections and memorable displays of raw blues from the Blues Stage and Campground Stage, and a closer set with Steve Winwood topped off the weekend, who performed a myriad of classic records that reside in every serious listener’s collection. Thank you for another fantastic year at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival! Subscribe to the Bluesletter to stay connected for photo recaps, videos, interviews and more coming soon!
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Saturday, September 16, 2017 Highlights

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Day 2 Highlight Recap Video

Day two of the 24th Telluride Blues & Brews Festival showcased an array of lead guitarists with signature styles in blues and blues-adjacent music, but for the many that arrived when the gates opened, it was the sound of bagpipes that greeted them. The annual tradition signified the start of the Grand Tasting, a three hour offering of over 170 world class craft beers from 56 hand selected breweries from across the country. Song by Tab Benoit - captured live from the festival.