Steve Itterly takes a ride with Gondola Sessions for an original song, "Fire & Floods Blues", inspired by the Four Mile Canyon outside of Boulder, Colorado when a series of fires and floods destroyed much of the area between 2010-2013.
Steve Itterly takes a ride with Gondola Sessions for an acoustic version of his original song "I'm Gonna Find My Way Home". Itterly competed against five other finalists at the festival's Telluride Blues Challenge which earned him a premium Martin D-1GT guitar provided by Telluride Music Company, plus a Blues Stage spot next year's Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
Take a ride with Eagle Eye Williamson and Gondola Sessions down the Telluride Gondola for an electric version of his song "I Don't Want To Be Alone" . Hailing from Austin, Texas, Eagle Eye is a one-man band who plays a guitar with one hand and a mini tambourine attached to a drumstick in the other.
Veteran artists from years ago at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival (2000 and 2003), brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson returned to Telluride mid-afternoon on September 17th with a fiery set including this rendition of "Drinking Muddy Water" which Luther played on a coffee can guitar.
Gondola Sessions are back with another installment from the Telluride Gondola with Telluride Blues & Brews Festival artists The California Honeydrops! For their second song, the guys covered Sam Cooke's classic "That's Where It's At." Snappy licks over claps and great harmonies!
Our friends at Gondola Sessions teamed up with The California Honeydrops on the first day of the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival for a stripped down take of their song "This Time." Their diverse influences solidified California Honeydrops' sound that it is today, a lively act that tours from coast to coast - see for yourself in the video!
Samantha Fish is a force to be reckoned with. She blends polished guitar work and engaging vocals that cross genres from Blues to Rock to Country. She delivered a stand-out performance on the Main Stage which many consider to be a highlight from the 2016 Festival. Her guitar riffs are like flint on steel and her vocals go down smooth like a fine shot of whiskey. Watch her perform "Gone For Good" live from Telluride Blues & Brews Festival earlier this year on Sunday, Sept 18, 2016.
Samantha Fish sings with sweet ferocity combined with masterful guitar work and tight lyrics. The Kansas City, Missouri native easily stole the show on Sunday afternoon at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. The crowd simply could not get enough as she commanded them through powerful guitar riffs and blazing vocals. Watch Samantha Fish perform "Highway's Holding Me Now" live from Telluride Blues & Brews Festival earlier this year on Sunday, Sept 18, 2016.
We just wrapped up another phenomenal year here at the 23rd Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival and want to take a moment to thank everyone that made it such a memorable experience! With smiles on our faces, we walked away with a deep appreciation of the amazing community of individuals that come back each year to help us create and celebrate this unique event!
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