Ryan Adams Performs With Infamous Stringdusters & Nicki Bluhm At Telluride Bluegrass Festival

By Scott Bernstein Jun 19, 2016 7:09 am PDT

Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams had a special treat in store for his Saturday afternoon performance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado as he was joined by jamgrass act The Infamous Stringdusters and vocalist Nicki Bluhm. Ryan focused on material that lent itself best to the acoustic string band format in a preview of his set with the ‘Dusters and Nicki at this year’s Newport Folk Festival.

Adams and his guests opened with “To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)” from Ryan’s 2000 solo debut Heartbreaker. One of the set’s big surprises came soon after when the guitarist dusted off “Pearls On A String” from 2007’s Easy Tiger for the first time since 2008. However there were plenty of other bust outs in store including “Tears Of Gold” (last played in 2007), “Trains” (last played in 2006), “Bartering Lines” (last played in 2011) and “Chin Up, Cheer Up” (last played in 2011). Ryan also worked in a pair of improvised songs, one about blisters and another about holding the peppers as well as rare cover of Dio’s “Holy Diver.”

Check out a few videos and photos from the set:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BG0i2vazDLN https://www.instagram.com/p/BG0abQmMErV/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BG0eVUqCXOr/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BG0j0ZIFVnO/

Setlist

Ryan Adams at Town Park

  • To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)
  • Let It Ride  
  • Ashes & Fire
  • Pearls on a String
  • Tears of Gold
  • Trains  
  • Orange Cat
  • Bartering Lines
  • Oh My Sweet Carolina
  • My Winding Wheel
  • Jacksonville Skyline  
  • Gimme Something Good
  • Chin Up, Cheer Up
  • Peppers
  • Holy Diver  
  • Come Pick Me Up

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