When Telluride Inside… and Out first heard the term "Americana" attached to "music," the words were used to describe Grammy-winner and Telluride Bluegrass Festival regular Tim O'Brien's hybrid of country, folk, bluegrass and swing. Americana is music with a comfortable back-porch feel.
Co-producers (Barbed Wire Productions/Sheridan Arts Foundation) of the Telluride Americana mini-Fest, July 21-24 sum up their event this way: "Americana, roots, blues, folk with a kick, and country with a rock ‘n roll heart."
Joe Ely and The Band of Heathens headlines at the historic Sheridan Opera House. The long weekend features three nights of music in that intimate 240-seat venue.
Wednesday, July 21: VIP and sponsor reception at Telluride Ski Resort, featuring Darden Smith
Thursday, July 22: a song swap featuring Rod Picott, Amanda Shires, Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart
Saturday, July 24: Joe Ely with Sam Baker opening
For further information about the artists or music see www.tellurideamericana.com or contact Steve Stagner at 512.413.4418.
For tickets, please go to www.tellurideticket.com. All tickets are for general admission seating and will be available for pick up at Will Call the night of the show. The Vaudeville Bar stays open throughout all performances.