Bluegrass

Lyons Jam working to raise funds to help local flood victims

Folks Festival August 16-18

The Oskar Blues Lyons Jam on Sept. 17 will raise money to help the city and its local musicians recuperate from devastating floods.



Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Saturday and Sunday: Jim James and more (photos, review)

Telluride Blues & Brews - Saturday

The steady rain that opened Saturday’s Telluride Blues & Brews Festival slowed just after noon, revealing a gift for the 9,000 soggy revelers wallowing in the mud on the valley floor.



Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Friday, 8-13-13 (photos, review)

Telluride Blues & Brews - Friday

The Telluride welcome sign – a double rainbow stretched over Bridal Veil Falls – inspired The Black Crowes on Friday at the 20th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.



Watch: Telluride Blues & Brews live stream with Jim James and more

Telluride Blues & Brews - Thursday

Can’t make the six-hour drive to Telluride? Then watch the Telluride Blues & Brews live stream here.



Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2013 Thursday photos: Booker T. Jones and more

Telluride Blues & Brews - Thursday

The Telluride Blues & Brews festivities kicked off on Thursday with performances from the Bright Light Social Hour, Otis Taylor and Booker T. Jones.



Steal This Track from Joe Johnson

Steal This Track from Joe Johnson

Unfortunately, there are no Colorado covers of “Rain Rain Go Away,” at least any we’re aware of. So, here’s a new track from Pueblo country-blues artist Joe Johnson about rising water.



Rocky Mountain Folks Festival: Colin Meloy, Charles Bradley and more (photos, review)

Folks Festival August 16-18

The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival — the most experimental of the Planet Bluegrass events — brought sets from Colin Meloy, Charles Bradley, John Butler Trio and more to Lyons Friday to Sunday.



Yonder Mountain String Band at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 8-10-13 (photos, review)

Yonder Mountain String Band @ Red Rocks 8/10/2013

Rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday, where Nederland’s Yonder Mountain String band brought newgrass to the rustic setting.



Watch: Mumford & Sons’ “Hopeless Wanderer” video with Jason Bateman and Co.

Lollapalooza 2013 Day Two

Mumford & Sons has released the video for “Hopeless Wanderer,” in which the band is played by Jason Bateman, Will Forte, Ed Helms and Jason Sudeikis.



Steal This Track from “This Ain’t No Cowtown Vol. 5″

Steal This Track from "This Ain't No Cowtown Vol. 5"

Denver record label ZetaKaye House is releasing “This Ain’t No Cowtown,” a massive collection of Colorado music, comedy and poetry that spans three editions, all to benefit a local musician recovering from cancer. We’ve got an alt-country track from Andy Hamilton and the Whiskey Hitchers and a comedy bit from Nathan Lund for you to steal.