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Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2013: The four greatest moments in 40 years

After 40 years, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival has developed some long-standing traditions: late-night jam sessions, house bands and musicians who have returned for decades. And maybe it’s partly because of this well-loved, established culture that something unexpected happened when tickets went on sale for the 2013 festival: Four-day passes sold out in three hours before a single act had even been announced.

Yonder Mountain String Band @ Red Rocks

[photopress:Yonder8.jpg,full,pp_image] Yonder Mountain String Band's lengthy set closed down Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday. Photos and text by Candace Horgan. Perhaps no other band has so successfully melded a rock 'n' roll sensibility with bluegrass music as Colorado’s Yonder Mountain String Band.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival @ Telluride Town Park

[photopress:the_duhks.jpg,full,pp_image] The Duhks perform at the 35th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Photos by Reverb contributor Nathan Rist. Telluride's 35th annual Bluegrass Festival (technically the "Bluegrass and Country Music Festival") took place Thursday through Sunday last week at Telluride Town Park, uniting a host of folk, rock, country and roots performers like Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (a.k.a.