The Grammy awards are Wednesday night. This year's Telluride Bluegrass lineup will be well-represented - with one or more nominations in 9 different categories, including bluegrass, country, folk, pop, and contemporary jazz.
And speaking of awards, Neko Case just won the Female Artist of the Year award from the PLUG Independent Music Awards. Neko will be making her Planet Bluegrass debut at Telluride this June, with fellow newcomers Missy Higgins, Drive-By Truckers, and Stephen Kellogg. Single-day Telluride tickets (and the preliminary schedule) will be available on Tuesday, February 21. In the meantime, check out the new video slideshow on our website - http://www.bluegrass.com/telluride/multimedia.html
We've been a little slow on the Lyons lineup announcements, so here are a couple... Steve Earle and the Bluegrass Dukes will be performing at RockyGrass in July. And soul-folk troubadour Amos Lee, who has been touring with both Bob Dylan and Norah Jones recently, will be at Folks Fest in August.
For those of you in Colorado, don't miss Ralph Stanley at the Boulder Theater on Tuesday, February 21. More info below.
Finally, our sincerest condolences go out to Earl Scruggs and his family after the passing of his beloved wife and business manager, Louise Scruggs on February 2. As Ricky Skaggs remembers in her obituary, "Business-wise, I don't know anyone who has promoted bluegrass to the masses anymore than Louise Scruggs was able to." She will be dearly missed by all of us in the Planet Bluegrass family.
The Folks on Planet Bluegrass
2006 Telluride Bluegrass Festival
June 15-18, 2006
For 33 summers music lovers from around the world have been making their
loyal pilgrimage to the birthplace of the jam - Telluride,
Colorado. For four magical days, music fills the stages,
streets, and campgrounds of this historic mining town deep
in the San Juan mountains.
This year's lineup includes: Barenaked Ladies,
Sam Bush Band,
Tim O'Brien Band,
Del McCoury Band,
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones,
Yonder Mountain String Band,
Jerry Douglas Band,
Missy Higgins, Drive-By Truckers,
Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers,
The Badly Bent,
and many more...
Order your tickets and camping now: 800-624-2422 or www.bluegrass.com.
Or if camping isn't your thing, visit the Telluride Reservation Center for
info about lodging options in Telluride and nearby Mountain
Village. It's filling up fast!
RockyGrass, Folks Fest, and Festival of the Mabon
Holiday-priced tickets for
Folks Fest (August
18-20) are available thru February 24. This year's Folks Fest lineup already includes Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Amos Lee (pictured left), and Kathleen Edwards, with many more lineup announcements to come.
We are sold-out of holiday price tickets for RockyGrass (July
28-30), but we still have 3-day passes and camping in Meadow Park. This year's lineup already includes: Steve Earle and the Bluegrass Dukes, Yonder Mountain
Band, Mountain Heart, Blue Highway, Jerry Douglas / Russ Barenberg / Edgar Meyer, Bearfoot Bluegrass, and many many more.
Tickets and camping for
the Mabon (September 23) - are still available at holiday prices. Stay tuned for some Mabon announcements in the coming weeks.
Tickets and camping: 800-624-2422 or www.bluegrass.com.
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
w/ Hit and Run
Tuesday, February 21, 7:30pm
One of Bluegrass music's living legends, Ralph Stanley and his Clinch Mountain Boys keep the Appalachian roots of the music alive, not to mention Dr. Stanley's otherworldly soulful voice.
This is an all ages show. Reserved and General Admission tickets are available from the Boulder Theater box office - www.bouldertheater.com or 303-786-7030.
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