Telluride Bluegrass Festival

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  1. texican

    texican Well-Known Member

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    Anyone going?

    http://www.bluegrass.com/telluride/index.html

    Do you need a guide???????????????????????? I know where all the secret spots are in the area...

    Maybe an interpreter?????????????????? I speak Americana, Bluegrass, Hillbillian, and several subdialects....

    I went in 84... It crept up on me this year, and I checked and a lot of venues are sold out, and camping spots disappeared ages ago...

    Maybe next year, if .........
     
  2. donsgal

    donsgal Nohoa Homestead

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    Telluride? All I can say is ewwwwwwww. It is the only place on the planet that I can think of that is WORSE than Durango. They are soooooo full of themselves there. Maybe a person could run into Darryl Hannah (who owns a home there), and climb a tree together. Or how about Oprah, who also has a house there - a person could discuss the injustices to the poor illegal aliens! And then there are those g-d forasaken roads! Six hundred feet straight down, with no guardrail in sight. I just love meeting a speeding semi going in the opposite direction on one of those.

    They got bluegrass in Missouri, *MUCH* better place to be, IMHO. Even smokers can light up here - which they cannot do ANYWHERE in Telluride (even outside!)

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  3. kars1995

    kars1995 Well-Known Member

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    I'd never make it to Telluride. Once I get to Ouray - I'm done traveling. Absolutely beautiful!
     
  4. SteveD(TX)

    SteveD(TX) Well-Known Member

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    "They got bluegrass in Missouri, *MUCH* better place to be, IMHO. Even smokers can light up here - which they cannot do ANYWHERE in Telluride (even outside!)"

    The thought of that makes me wanna go to Telluride instead.

    Actually, they got bluegrass all over. Even in Texas - I think there's a big one next weekend - Canton maybe?

    In Missouri I do love going to Silver Dollar City during the music and crafts festival in the fall. Some of the best bluegrass, gospel, and cajun music around; worth the price of admission.
     
  5. Westwood

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    There's a very good bluegrass festival in Jasper, AR the first weekend in October each year.
     
  6. silverbackMP

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    My favorite two venues:

    Galax Leaf and String Festival--Held in June in Galax, VA--mostly Old Time Music with some bluegrass.

    Bean Blossum in Indianna.--Mostly Bluegrass with some Old Time

    Telluride (I've never been) looks like a yuppie meca.

    I've been wanting to check out Mountain View, Arkansas also.
     
  7. flutemandolin

    flutemandolin mark an eight, dude!

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    Oh you just stirred up memories...'92-'96. The Saturday night Sam Bush set...incredible.

    I can't believe some of the prejudice here. The Telluride Bluegrass Festival does not necessarily reflect on Telluride, the town, or who happens to have bought real estate there. The years I went, it was a beautiful setting for a festival that included some of the most amazing music to be found...anywhere. And people were lighting up all around. :happy:

    Say what you want; I witnessed Bill Monroe dancing with Emmylou Harris there.

    And Missouri? I lived there for a while, the most depressing time of my life.
     
  8. HydroDude

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    Awsome mountains in Telluride. Yes the town has become too rich for any of us, but the bluegrass festival is in a great setting and the money there does attract some top names.

    But I will be happy to spend next weekend at the bluegrass festival in Davenport, Washington.
     
  9. Westwood

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    We'll see about Jasper.

    Daddy's snockered.

    I hereby swear out my affidavit of irresponsibility.
     
  10. Westwood

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    I'll betcha you'll get bluegrass from AR rather than WA. Just my opionion.
     
  11. michiganfarmer

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    C.W. McCall mentions telluride in one of his songs. Mabey you all knew that already.
     
  12. rr

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    Bluegrass Unlimited magazine lists more than 500 bluegrass festivals in its annual roundup. If you want to go to a good bluegrass festival, it shouldn't be too hard.
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    How can a bluegrass band setting up to play tell if the stage is level? By watching until the banjo player is drooling out of both sides of his mouth.
     
  13. texican

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    There are bluegrass festivals, and then there are....

    you mean they have 'non-smoking' ones!!! I'm there, on that!

    I keep finding out about the locals ones after the fact, or on the same day I've scheduled non-reschedulable work to be done...

    And, Telluride is a wee bit more scenic than the one held an hour away....

    I could give a squat about the class standings of the townfolk or those who attend... I know Telluride is a beautiful place, it's a heckuva lot cooler than here, and Big Name artists are playing....

    In reality, it's hard to getaway for any of them, with critters needing feeding, and what to do with the pets???
     
  14. MoonShine

    MoonShine Fire On The Mountain

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    We have alot of bluegrass festivals around here...just about every weekend you can find somewhere to hear bluegrass...not always big name bands,though ;)

    But,here's a good festival if anyone was ever in the area for it...
    http://www.poppymountainbluegrass.com/
     
  15. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

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    i cannot imagine attending any show that is smug enough to prohibit smoking outside. i can see it inside. i always thought bluegrass reflected a culture that allowed a "do what you want as long as you let me be" mentality. the way some of you describe telluride reminds me of a few episodes of south park. :rolleyes:

    by the way, i love bluegrass. i have been to granite hill campgrounds annual festival outside of gettysburg but nothing bigger. i remember hunting mushrooms nearby one spring and the music echoed through the woods. :)
     
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    If it's to do with Colorado it's gotta be good.

    Yep, when we went thru Sedona, AZ, hubby denounced it because of the commercialism and high prices; but I'd wager there are some old residents there who could show the the "real" Sedona ~ same thing for Telluride.
     
  17. flutemandolin

    flutemandolin mark an eight, dude!

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    Edward Abbey wrote an essay about the "real" Telluride back in the '70s, before the ski resort and big real estate moved in. It was his favorite old mining town. The Telluride Bluegrass Festival began at about that same time period, and for the first few years it was pretty low key but with some excellent music by the New Grass Revival, Peter Rowan, John Hartford, and others. I would have liked to have been there then! :dance:
     
  18. Sassafrassa

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    I go to Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC. GREAT festival, amazing music, and it's outside in the beautiful rolling hills of Western NC. It's getting pretty big, too, but the music makes it worth all the crowds.

    I also go to Shakori Hills Grassroots festival. More of a world music vibe, but it has local bluegrass as well. There's lots of good music festivals out there! I go to several year and that's my vacation. It kind of restores my faith in humanity, cause everybody is always so nice, and I come back all energized.

    Sassa