Discount tickets for Telluride locals are available now through April 4 exclusively at Telluride Music (no phone or internet orders). Four-day passes cost $170 ($15 off the regular price) for anyone who can show proof of address in the 81435 zip code; limit, two tickets per person.
And in a warning to procrastinating Telluride locals: “We're currently on pace to sell-out of four-day passes in April (or before),” says Bluegrass stalwart Brian Eyster, who adds: “That's a month earlier than ever before.”
The final 2011 lineup includes four final additions, with comments from Eyster:
1) Chris Thile & Michael Daves, the energetic mandolin + guitar duo covering early bluegrass classics. Says Thile: “It was important for us was to get that brother duet thing, but with this Lower East Side punk energy.” Their debut album (recorded in Jack White's studio) comes out May 10.
2) Jerry Douglas featuring Omar Hakim & Viktor Krauss. This mind-blowing power-trio's live debut at 2010 Telluride Bluegrass, was one of last year's most intensely musical sets.
3) Darrell Scott & Friends Father's Day Gospel Hour. Scott, currently a member of Robert Plant's Band of Joy, opens the Sunday morning with a special gospel set with some of his musical friends.
4) Joe Pug. This brilliant young singer-songwriter opens the Friday morning set.
Complete single-day lineup for the 38th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival
June 16-19, 2011, in Town Park
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart | Sarah McLachlan | Steve Earle & the Dukes | Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper | Cornmeal | The Head and The Heart | Tim O'Brien & Kevin Burke
Friday, June 17, 2011
Railroad Earth | Béla Fleck & the Flecktones (The Original Line-Up) | Emmylou Harris | Trampled by Turtles | Jerry Douglas featuring Omar Hakim & Viktor Krauss | The Infamous Stringdusters | Chris Thile & Michael Daves | Joe Pug
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Old Crow Medicine Show | Sam Bush Band | The Decemberists | Yonder Mountain String Band | Tim O'Brien Band | Emmitt-Nershi Band | Nora Jane Struthers & the Bootleggers
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Robert Plant & Band of Joy | Mumford & Sons | Punch Brothers | Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band | Abigail Washburn | Edgar Meyer | Darrell Scott & Friends Father's Day Gospel Hour
Three Telluride Favorites Plan ‘Railroad Tour’ From California to Louisiana
Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show Tour Southwest by Rail
Next month, Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show will embark on a tour of the American Southwest, traveling via vintage railcars for a week from California to Louisiana.
Their Railroad Revival Tour will visit six outdoor locations, beginning April 21.
Thurs., April 21, Oakland, Calif., @ Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
Fri., April 22, San Pedro, Calif., @ Ports O'Call Village
Sat., April 23, Chandler, Ariz., @ Arizona Railway Museum
Sun., April 24, Marfa, Tex., @ El Cosmico
Mon., April 26, Austin, Tex., @ 4th and Waller Tues., April 27, New Orleans, La., @ Woldenberg Park
The Railroad Revival train is 1,500 feet long, with 15 vintage railcars from the 1950s and 60s, pulled by two locomotives. The bands will eat, sleep, and record on the train as they travel across the American Southwest, and the tour will be the subject of a documentary film.
Tickets to The Railroad Revival Tour are on sale at http://railroadrevivaltour.com .