2008 Telluride update

Telluride BluegrassWe reported initial details about the Telluride festival just before Christmas. Now we are able to bring further information about the four-day event. With feet of snow falling on the peaks above Telluride, it’s time to start dreaming about the warm summer days of snowmelt and sun – the music and magic of the 35th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival – June 19-22, 2008.

Have a look at the newly released single-day line-up and start planning for the full moon summer solstice in Telluride. Four-day and single-day tickets, camping, and lodging are all available now.

The 35th Annual Telluride Bluegrass coincides with the Summer Solstice and the days surrounding the full moon; the longest day of the year; the beginning of summer. It’s a magical time of sun and light, when the high country of Colorado puts away its skis and grabs hiking boots, kayaks, and a low-back festival chair to take in some bluegrass.

Thursday, June 19: Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Ani DiFranco Band, Arlo Guthrie, Del McCoury Band, Uncle Earl, Cadillac Sky, Darrell Scott

Friday, June 20: Leftover Salmon, Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder, Paolo Nutini, Tim O’Brien, Peter Rowan & the Free Mexican Airforce, The Emmitt Nershi Band, B?©la Fleck, Duos with Friends, Spring Creek Bluegrass Band

Saturday, June 21 (the summer solstice): The Frames, Sam Bush Band, Brett Dennen, Yonder Mountain String Band, Jerry Douglas Band, Tift Merritt, Steep Canyon Rangers

Sunday, June 22: Telluride House Band featuring Sam, B?©la, Jerry, Edgar & Bryan, The Swell Season: Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova from the film Once, Hot Rize with Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers, John Cowan & Darrell Scott Band, Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile, The Duhks, Solomon Burke

The Telluride website has biographical information for all the acts booked to appear at the festival this year.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.