The Talk of Telluride
Thursday afternoon the Telluride Bluegrass Festival kicked off its festivities with an appearance by Tim & Mollie O’Brien. As it has in recent years, Telluride veered toward the eclectic this year, including sets from Bonnie Raitt, Wayword Sons, Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband, the Drew Emmit Band and Neko Case. An early highlight, last night Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Tim O’Brien and Bryan Sutton performed a joint 90-minute set, uniting several generations of bluegrass and newgrass aficionados. Telluride Bluegrass Festival will continue today with performances from The Decemberists, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones and Drive-By Truckers, among others.