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The Beat Goes On...



So last evening I got tired and stopped at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. I was tired when I was actually there too. The festival I attended too place in 1995. I was 50 years old and spending time at nearly 10,000 feet when you live at sea level can have unpleasant effect. In spite of what I only later figured out was "altitude sickness", every day I dragged myself up the mountain to the outdoor park where the music was played. There was an incredibly talented bunch of bluegrass players and pickers and I won't list them all here as I posted a pic of the program a while back. But some of the best were:

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Flatt & Scruggs
Government Mule
Alison Krauss
Emmy Lou Harris
Dave Grisman
Bonnie Raitt
Joan Armatrading
Leftover Salmon
Michelle Shocked
Sam Bush for President
Steve Earle
Norman Blake
Peter Rowan & Jerry Douglas
Maura O'Connell
...

Michael Franti & Spearhead
Jorma Kaulonen
Little Feat
Rory Gallagher
Deep Purple Fleetwood Mac

I am a long time fan of Blues---

B.B. King
Albert King
John Lee Hooker
CoCo Taylor
Kenny Wayne Shephard
Robert Cray
Keb Mo
Buddy Guy
Tab Benoit

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Aretha Franklin
The Flying Burrito Brothers
Leo Kottke
The Temptations
Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks
Frank Sinatra
Tony Bennett
Bette Midler
Dwight Yoakam
Lyle Lovett
Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash
Roseanne Cash
Arlo Guthrie
Iris DeMent
Melissa Etheridge
Bachmann Turner Overdrive
Billy Preston
Johnny Winter
Avett Brothers
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Naughty by Nature (took my daughter, my one and old rap concert)
Hot Tuna
K. D. Lang
Kansas
Elephant Revival
Goosecreek Symphony
Nancy Griffith
Maria Muldaur & the Mud Bugs
Rod Stewart 2x
Dr. John
Fantuzzi
"King" Sunny Ade'
Foghat

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