Tride Blues & Brews Lineup

Music Legend Etta James Headlines
The 15th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
John Hiatt and Gov't Mule round-out sensational lineup

Etta James
There is some serious blues coming to the 15th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, which will be held September 12-14, 2008, with Sunday headliner Etta James and the Roots Band. A three-time Grammy winner, who has also been the recipient of a NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, a Rhythm & Blues Foundation Pioneer Award, a W.C. Handy Foundation honoree and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, James is the real deal. Her tenure with Chess Records began in 1960 and would continue for sixteen incredible years with a string of landmark hits including her signature tune, "At Last," along with "All I Could Do Was Cry," "Fool That I Am" and "Don't Cry Baby." In her five decades as a recording artist, she has become one of the most prolific female R&B vocalists of her era, and she has influenced everyone from Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin to Diana Ross. Known for being a sassy, no-holds-barred performer, James is sure to make the 15th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival one to go down in festival history books.

Joining Etta James will be the big riffs, massive grooves and expansive improvisations of Gov't Mule as well as the Telluride Blues & Brews debut of John Hiatt. From rock, pop, country and folk, Hiatt has mastered it all and his songs have been coveted and recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Iggy Pop, Conway Twitty, Three Dog Night, B.B. King and Eric Clapton, to name a few.

15th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Lineup as of Friday, May 15, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008:
Bal de Maison: Back Door Slam

Friday, September 12, 2008:
John Hiatt, Joan Osborne, Susan Tedeschi, Canned Heat, Back Door Slam, Mama's Cookin

Juke Joints: Canned Heat, Mama's Cookin, Moreland & Arbuckle, Brian Lee & the Blues Power Band

Saturday, September 13, 2008:
Gov't Mule, G. Love & Special Sauce, John Butler Trio, Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Trampled Under Foot

Juke Joints: John Butler Trio, Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers Trampled Under Foot, Moreland & Arbuckle

After Hours Jam: Big Sam's Funky Nation

Sunday, September 14, 2008:
Etta James and the Roots Band, The Derek Trucks Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Blind Boys of Alabama, Chris Thomas King, The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Fais Do Do: The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Chris Thomas King and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Along with an amazing weekend of music, Telluride Blues & Brews proudly presents the Grand Tasting on Saturday, September 13, 2008. Quickly becoming one of the premier tasting events in the Southwest, the Grand Tasting features more than 150 beers from 56 microbreweries. This event has it all, from ales to lagers, nut browns to I.P.A.'s and everything in between, from award-winning microbreweries including, Odell Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Bristol Brewing Co., Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing, Boulder Beer Co., New Belgium Brewing Co. and many more!

Juke Joint tickets, three-day passes and camping passes for the 15th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival are on sale now! A three-day pass is available for $155.00 and Juke Joint tickets are sold per night at $25. Festival camping is available adjacent to the festival grounds for $40 per person and are valid for four nights starting Thursday, September 11. Single-day, Bal de Maison and Fais Do Do tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 1 at 10:00 am MST. Friday and Sunday tickets can be purchased for $55.00 each and Saturday for $60.00. Fais Do Do tickets are $35 and Bal de Maison are $20. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 866-515-6166.

[Published on: 5/20/08]

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sounds like a good time with a pretty good lineup. Ya'll need to check out trampled under foot. Great blues band from Kansas City, they won the 2008 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

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Canned Heat