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  posted on 6/29/2009 at 11:21 PM
Was reading this review of Telluride Bluegrass Festival and boy does this place sound awesome. Would like to make it to one of the festivals there sometime. Anybody ever been there?

http://www.jambase.com/Articles/18624/Telluride-Bluegrass-Fest-06.17-06.21- CO

 

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  posted on 6/30/2009 at 12:23 AM
I've spent time in the Silverton and have taken 4WD trails to Telluride and Ouray. It is spectacular area, one I dream of returning to again and again.
 

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  posted on 6/30/2009 at 12:52 AM
Just got back from Telluride area, Isaac!!! Was there between the Jazz Fest and Bluegrass Fest, though. It's one of my favorite areas of the country - love the San Juan's! Telluride has grown since I first started visiting but it still retains some of it's funky nature and is full of free spirits. The town sits in a sort of bowl and the grounds where they hold these fests provide a 360 degree view of some of the most beautiful mountains you could see (plus Bridal Veil Falls cascading down the mountiain on the south edge of town). This article mentions Mountain Village. Never spent any real time there except to get off the gondola then back on again (not really my cup of tea - I prefer the funkiness of Telluride below). The trip up the mountain is great (and free) - it's so quiet sitting on top of the aspens in the gondola car looking out over the world. The Saint Sofia stop half way up the mountain provides access to some lovely hiking trails and is worth getting off for a walk around. Ouray and Silverton sit across the mountain range from Telluride and are equally charming and beautiful mountain towns - in fact they are much more laid back than Telluride (and definitely less developed). Ouray's Box Canyon Falls is spectacular and the road from Ouray to Silverton is gorgeous - known to be one of the most beautiful drives in the US (I had a first timer to the area with me on this recent trip and that was one of his favorite parts of the whole camping trip - he couldn't believe how beautiful it was). You can get to Telluride from Ouray but it requires 4WD and some hours to travel it. It's a beautiful adventure getting there, though, and worth the time and effort. If you ever get the opportunity ... GO!!! You will not regret it! If you attend one of the festivals be aware that lodging will be at a premium (and likely expensive) but there are plenty of good places for camping. I like to stay near Ridgway which is sort of at the fork of the roads which will take you either to Telluride (to the West) or Ouray (to the East).

Love that David Byrne played the Bluegrass Fest!!! I realize that he's not bluegrass but it looks like his show is lot's of fun and I've heard excellent reviews from his recent tour. Ahhh ... to dance in the sunlight (or moonlight) at the bottom of a mountain listening to fine music...

[Edited on 6/30/2009 by lolasdeb]

 

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  posted on 6/30/2009 at 07:13 AM
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YES! 'Cause, Lord knows, the name David Byrne is synonymous with Bluegrass....

Seriously, much like the free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco, calling Telluride a Bluegrass festival is pretty misleading. Not that there's anything wrong with that... But if you actually would prefer a festival that is truly mostly Bluegrass, I would recommend the RockyGrass music festival in Lyons, CO near Boulder. Perhaps not the breathtaking scenery of Telluride, but it's smaller, less crowded and more laid back than what the Telluride festival has become. It's produced by the same folks that do Telluride (Planet Bluegrass) and has actually been going on longer than the Telluride festival. Much less hassle finding a place to stay if camping is not your thing.

Of course, being held at the end of July, it can be pretty hot, whereas, with Telluride being held in June and at a higher altitude, you can find yourself pretty chilly if it's rainy or at night.

Regardless, Colorado is a beautiful place.

 

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  posted on 6/30/2009 at 07:37 AM
If your in the Smithville, TN area its jsut east of Nashville they have teh Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree http://www.smithvilletn.com/jamboree/ " target=_blank> http://www.smithvilletn.com/jamboree/ My mom lives in the area and my wife and I took her as my dad her use to go for many years. This is serious backwoods bluegrass for sure but nonetheless a really cool experience.

 

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  posted on 6/30/2009 at 07:47 AM
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Was reading this review of Telluride Bluegrass Festival and boy does this place sound awesome. Would like to make it to one of the festivals there sometime. Anybody ever been there?

http://www.jambase.com/Articles/18624/Telluride-Bluegrass-Fest-06.17-06.21- CO
Was there on a ski trip 10 years ago. To-Hell-You-Ride has some of the most amazing mountain scenery I've ever seen , and the skiing was good too ( while there we had an 18 inch snow storm . That usually yeilds good skiing ) now as far as the music fest , well I've never been , but when I see the advertisments for it , I always think that would be a great festival to attend.......

 

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  posted on 6/30/2009 at 10:35 AM
Isaac,

My wife and I have been going to the Blues and Brews festival in September for 12 years. It is a fantastic event. 3 days of great music, a grand beer tasting on Saturday and so much else. It caps out about 8-10 thousand people who are all there for the great scenery, music and of course beer.

Here is the link

http://www.tellurideblues.com

Great stuff this year once again.

 

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  posted on 6/30/2009 at 11:22 AM
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Isaac,

My wife and I have been going to the Blues and Brews festival in September for 12 years. It is a fantastic event. 3 days of great music, a grand beer tasting on Saturday and so much else. It caps out about 8-10 thousand people who are all there for the great scenery, music and of course beer.

Here is the link

http://www.tellurideblues.com

Great stuff this year once again.


Looks like a good line up. Its also on my 21st borthday weekend

 

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  posted on 6/30/2009 at 11:50 AM
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Isaac,

My wife and I have been going to the Blues and Brews festival in September for 12 years. It is a fantastic event. 3 days of great music, a grand beer tasting on Saturday and so much else. It caps out about 8-10 thousand people who are all there for the great scenery, music and of course beer.

Here is the link

http://www.tellurideblues.com

Great stuff this year once again.
Looks like a good line up. Its also on my 21st borthday weekend
Happy Birthday to you? Would be a great way to celebrate that special B-day, huh, Isaac?

 

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  posted on 6/30/2009 at 12:20 PM
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My wife and I have been going to the Blues and Brews festival in September for 12 years. It is a fantastic event. 3 days of great music, a grand beer tasting on Saturday and so much else. It caps out about 8-10 thousand people who are all there for the great scenery, music and of course beer.

Here is the link

http://www.tellurideblues.com

Great stuff this year once again.


Looks like a good line up. Its also on my 21st borthday weekend


Well let me know if you make it. We have a group of about 15 every year and I typically meet others from forums as well and party a bit. It would be good to hang out with a brother.

Phil

 

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  posted on 6/30/2009 at 12:52 PM
What is cool about Telluride is that it is like Merlefest, the musicians themselves love to be there and play there. Here is a youtube of Jerry DOuglas getting his 25th Telluride anniversary gift onstage, a live sheep. As it should be!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azoqsvIvXFk

Here is a short but beautiful panaroramic of the Telluride festival mountains,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBma3D2f3rQ

Another sweet video of Telluride Fest and surroundings with John Cowan onstage at the time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmPMlCXeLZw

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2009 Kids Parade,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QcQN0kMsZU

Chris Thile, Gabe "Booed-At-The-Grand-Ole-Opry-For-Wearing-A-Mohawk" Witcher, Noam and the rest of the Punch Brothers onstage during the rain at Telluride 2009,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV80yygxR6Q

The awesome band Crooked Still with Sarah Watkins (dueling fiddles with the Crooked Still's Brittany Haas) and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek sitting in with them at Telluride 2009 in a fun and worked up version of "Angeline the Baker" with Abi from the Sparrow Quartet and Uncle Earl and Sarah Jarosz on harmony vocals and springtime in Colorado dancing off the right side. Proud of these new generation peeps!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XtMGiVcAEM

DH


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  posted on 6/30/2009 at 12:57 PM
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Isaac,

My wife and I have been going to the Blues and Brews festival in September for 12 years. It is a fantastic event. 3 days of great music, a grand beer tasting on Saturday and so much else. It caps out about 8-10 thousand people who are all there for the great scenery, music and of course beer.

Here is the link

http://www.tellurideblues.com

Great stuff this year once again.


Looks like a good line up. Its also on my 21st borthday weekend


Well let me know if you make it. We have a group of about 15 every year and I typically meet others from forums as well and party a bit. It would be good to hang out with a brother.

Phil


I doubt I can make it in September. Going to be a hectic month with moving and school and all that fun stuff

 

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  posted on 6/30/2009 at 01:00 PM
Here's an added bonus, the incredible 18 year old artist Sarah Jarosz whose new debut album "Song Up In My Head" is one I can't stop listening to, in an instudio performance on an Austin, TX local news a couple of weeks before heading to Telluride. This is what she can do without a band, just her voice and her guitar,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d4PZgK3MZc&feature=fvst

 

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  posted on 6/30/2009 at 03:29 PM
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Yes, she is quite a talent. Caught her at RockyGrass last summer. In addition to her own set she sat in with many of the old timers like Bela Fleck, John Cowan, etc.

There are some photos of her sitting in with John Cowan last year on my website.

 

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 01:37 PM
Sarah's new album is something special, and all I play it for agree. This fall she is going to Berklee School of Music.

 

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