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SOH: The Telluride Americana Music Festival
The Telluride Americana Music Fest brings some of the Americana genre’s best
singer-songwriters to Telluride July 18-21 in the historic and intimate Sheridan Opera
Performances feature a split bill each night. Thursday night will feature Brigitte
DeMeyer, a soulful blues-country artist from Nashville and Ray Wylie Hubbard, a
long-time dean and leader of the Texas songwriter community.
Friday night’s show presents two of Nashville’s most respected musicians, Will
Kimbrough and Tommy Womack, along with the acoustic trio Red Molly, a female
trio featuring impeccable acoustic playing and intricate vocal harmonies. (Kimbrough,
one of the country’s best guitar players, will also accompany DeMeyer on Thursday
Saturday night’s bill begins with a song swap featuring three of Texas’ best songwriters –
Walt Wilkins, Jason Eady, and Kevin Welch, followed by one of Austin’s top countryroots
bands Reckless Kelly, who will play an acoustic set.
VIP pass holders will also be treated to a private Wednesday night event with a group of
songwriters and pickers with Australian roots - Stuie and Camille French from Sydney,
Australia and Audrey Auld, now of Nashville.
The Telluride Americana Music Fest is a co-production of the Sheridan Arts Foundation
and Barbed Wire Productions. Barbed Wire’s Steve Stagner said: “This event is a
celebration of songwriters, storytellers, and acoustic music in one of the country’s great
listening rooms. Americana is where blues, country, folk, and rock ‘n roll come together
in a singer-songwriter style, and these artists all exemplify that.”
For information, visit www.tellurideamericana.com or www.sheridanoperahouse.com .