ALISON KRAUSS AND UNION STATION TO PLAY TELLURIDE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Planet Bluegrass has announced the addition of Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas to the lineup for the 37th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, June 17-20 in Telluride, CO. This festival performance will be one of a very select number of 2010 shows for the band and among their first full-length sets since 2007.
| Alison Krauss & Union Station|
Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas has been credited with raising the profile of bluegrass music around the world, bringing modern sophistication to the genre while respecting its traditions.
This 2010 performance marks the group's 12th appearance at Telluride Bluegrass, beginning with their festival debut in 1989, and Douglas will be celebrating his 26th year on the Telluride stage.
Says Grammy-winning Union Station vocalist Dan Tyminski, "I have spent a lifetime going to festivals and can easily say that no other has the splendor of Telluride."
Union station bassist Barry Bales agrees, reflecting on the significance of Telluride Bluegrass: "As an aspiring young musician growing up in East Tennessee, it was an almost unattainable goal to even attend the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. So it was truly a monumental moment in my life to experience the festival for the first time not from the audience, but on stage for one of my very first shows upon joining Alison almost 20 years ago."
37th Telluride Bluegrass Festival Initial Lineup
June 17-20, 2010
Town Park, Telluride, CO
-Alison Krauss & Union Station
- Sam Bush Band
- Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer
- Yonder Mountain String Band
- Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart
- Del McCoury Band
- Hot Rize
- Leftover Salmon
- Tim O'Brien
- Jerry Douglas
- Josh Ritter
- Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile
- Peter Rowan
- Carolina Chocolate Drops
- John Cowan Band
- Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
- Imelda May
- Cadillac Sky
- Mumford and Sons
- The Drepung Monks
- Sarah Jarosz
- The Hillbenders
And many more...
Tickets for Telluride are available here.
For more on Telluride Bluegrass Festival see our 2009 coverage here.