Live coverage of the 40th Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Sam Bush performs at sunset at the 2010 Telluride Bluegrass Festival.  Photo by Hans Lehndorff
Sam Bush performs at sunset at the 2010 Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Photo by Hans Lehndorff
John Lehndorff peers from his backstage spot as Hot Rize performs at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Photo by Hans Lehndorff

Veteran Colorado music writer John Lehndorff will be blogging and posting photos live from the 40th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, June 20 to 23. Besides four, 12-hour days of music on the main stage, Telluride features Nightgrass performances at various venues including a sold-out show by Mumford & Sons at the Sheridan Opera House, and free workshops in Elks Park by Edgar Meyer, Punch Bros., Sara Watkins and the Drepung Monks.

Lehndorff first attended the now internationally acclaimed festival in 1977. He has been writing about the gathering for so long that his first freelance story about Telluride for the Daily Camera in 1980 was pecked-out with two fingers on a typewriter. As a Camera, Rocky Mountain News, and Aurora Sentinel staff music critic, he covered the festival from 1985 to 2012.

This year’s exceptional musical lineup on the Fred Shellman Memorial Stage in Telluride’s Town Park will include:
Thursday June 20: Chris Thile, Greensky Bluegrass, Steep Canyon Rangers, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, and Mumford & Sons.

My first Telluride
My first Telluride
Friday June 21: Tim O’Brien, Trampled by Turtles, Peter Rowan, Punch Bros., String Cheese Incident, Masters of Bluegrass (Del and Jerry McCoury, Bobby Osborne, J.D. Crowe, and Bobby Hicks), Dispatch
Saturday June 22: Jerry Douglas Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Feist, Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon
Sunday June 23: Drepung Monks, Infamous Stringusters, Natalie McMaster and Donnel Leahy, Hot Rize with Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers, Jackson Browne and  the Telluride House Band (Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton and Stuart Duncan)
Note: Tickets to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival are sold-out. Festival information:
Listen to the Festival: KOTO, Telluride’s community radio station, will once again be streaming portions of this year’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival. (Some performers may not allow their performance to be streamed.)
To listen:

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