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It's mandological

URL icon « on: December 05, 2009, 11:59:57 AM »

After Dustin's announcement yesterday of everyone's Telluride favorites Leftover Salmon, here's another brand new TBF artist for today...

"Iím singing for the love of itóhave mercy on the man who sings to be adored"

Telluride has always been about virtuosity and collaboration, inspiration and celebration.  But it's also been about songs.

Two summers ago, we were lucky to have this new Telluride artist spend a week with us in Lyons as a teacher at The Song School.  He strummed his guitar next to the river, shared stories about his career, and talked about what makes a great song.  This is a man who knows a lot about writing great songs.

"Hello blackbird, hello starling, winterís over, be my darling..."

He stuck around after the Song School for a solo performance as one of the Folks Festival headliners - that year accurately dubbed the "soaks fest."  It rained all day; it rained all night.  And sure enough when it came time for him to walk out on stage it rained harder than ever.  Sheets of rain, horizontal, vertical, diagonal, wet and cold. 

We were hunkered down under tarps and blankets, shivering.  But not him.  He confidently walked out onto the stage with his guitar and an enormous smile. That huge grin never left his face. And we all had no choice but to get up off our tarps and reflect smiles right back at him. He owned that stage. He owned those songs.  He owned our hearts. 

And he still does.

"It's a long-time coming but now the snow is gone..."

We've been trying to get him to Telluride ever since. The perfect setting for a kid from Idaho to cast his glowing smile over festivarian nation.

You guessed this one yet? 

C'mon... Wink

Oh stop your scrolling and just click this:

The Josh Ritter Band

If you're not familiar with Josh's music (or if you are), here's another one of our favorites:

And here's Josh and his band rockin' out on David Letterman:

We can't wait to all sing together on the solstice. 

"If you'd like to come along, I'll be yours for a song..." 
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URL icon « Reply #1 on: December 05, 2009, 08:50:02 PM »

I predict this band will be one of the surprise sets of the festival.

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URL icon « Reply #2 on: December 06, 2009, 11:59:41 AM »

Wow another great new to me band. I love an infectious smile Flower

Comes from the heart. Flower
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Kinda digging this festival thing...

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URL icon « Reply #3 on: December 07, 2009, 05:46:26 PM »

I just saw Josh Rittter's Sold out show here in St. Louis at Off Broadway.    Awesome!
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