Telluride Nitty Gritty

by | Jun 19, 2003

Telluride Bluegrass

Approaching Montrose on the long ride from Denver to Telluride, the cell rang and Milt had good news for us. Unbeknownst to Darby and I, Yonder was playing this very night at the Telluride Conference Center, but it was sold out, like all things good in Telluride during festival season. Despite these cold hard facts, we were having none of this T-Ride ‘tude. Upon reaching the show, we were informed that more tix might be put on sale between 8:30 and 9:00. In the meantime we wandered over to the Wyndham Peaks Resort, to query about a room, which surprisingly was instantly offered and for a reasonable price. After getting situated in our luxury treehouse, I went next door and stood online for Yonder tix and was rewarded for the effort. Yonder kicked it down and got us prepped for the acoustic showcase that is Telluride in June. On Thursday we saw Tim O’Brien Band, Susan Tedeschi, Nitty Grity Dirt Band, and Cheese in Town Park, before departing Friday for a wedding in Summit County.