Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. His work was published in England before it was published in America. Known for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech, Frost wrote about settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. Frost was honored during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry, he became one of America's rare "public literary figures an artistic institution." He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetic works. On July 22, 1961, Frost was named poet laureate of Vermont. Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, California, to journalist William Prescott Frost, Jr. and Isabelle Moodie. His mother was a Scottish immigrant, his father descended from Nicholas Frost of Tiverton, England, who had sailed to New Hampshire in 1634 on the Wolfrana. Frost was a descendant of Samuel Appleton, one of the early settlers of Ipswich and Rev. George Phillips, one of the early settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts.
Frost's father was a teacher and an editor of the San Francisco Evening Bulletin, an unsuccessful candidate for city tax collector. After his death on May 5, 1885, the family moved across the country to Lawrence, under the patronage of William Frost, Sr., an overseer at a New England mill. Frost graduated from Lawrence High School in 1892. Frost's mother joined the Swedenborgian church and had him baptized in it, but he left it as an adult. Although known for his association with rural life, Frost grew up in the city, he published his first poem in his high school's magazine, he attended Dartmouth College for two months, long enough to be accepted into the Theta Delta Chi fraternity. Frost returned home to teach and to work at various jobs, including helping his mother teach her class of unruly boys, delivering newspapers, working in a factory maintaining carbon arc lamps, he did not enjoy these jobs. In 1894, he sold his first poem, "My Butterfly. An Elegy" for $15. Proud of his accomplishment, he proposed marriage to Elinor Miriam White, but she demurred, wanting to finish college before they married.
Frost went on an excursion to the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia and asked Elinor again upon his return. Having graduated, she agreed, they were married at Lawrence, Massachusetts on December 19, 1895. Frost attended Harvard University from 1897 to 1899. Shortly before his death, Frost's grandfather purchased a farm for Robert and Elinor in Derry, New Hampshire, his farming proved unsuccessful and he returned to the field of education as an English teacher at New Hampshire's Pinkerton Academy from 1906 to 1911 at the New Hampshire Normal School in Plymouth, New Hampshire. In 1912, Frost sailed with his family to Great Britain, settling first in Beaconsfield, a small town outside London, his first book of poetry, A Boy's Will, was published the next year. In England he made some important acquaintances, including Edward Thomas, T. E. Hulme, Ezra Pound. Although Pound would become the first American to write a favorable review of Frost's work, Frost resented Pound's attempts to manipulate his American prosody.
Frost met or befriended many contemporary poets in England after his first two poetry volumes were published in London in 1913 and 1914. In 1915, during World War I, Frost returned to America, where Holt's American edition of A Boy's Will had been published, bought a farm in Franconia, New Hampshire, where he launched a career of writing and lecturing; this family homestead served as the Frosts' summer home until 1938. It is maintained today as a museum and poetry conference site, he was made an honorary member of Phi Beta Kappa at Harvard in 1916. During the years 1917–20, 1923–25, and, on a more informal basis, 1926–1938, Frost taught English at Amherst College in Massachusetts, notably encouraging his students to account for the myriad sounds and intonations of the spoken English language in their writing, he called his colloquial approach to language "the sound of sense."In 1924, he won the first of four Pulitzer Prizes for the book New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes. He would win additional Pulitzers for Collected Poems in 1931, A Further Range in 1937, A Witness Tree in 1943.
For forty-two years – from 1921 to 1962 – Frost spent every summer and fall teaching at the Bread Loaf School of English of Middlebury College, at its mountain campus at Ripton, Vermont. He is credited as a major influence upon the development of its writing programs; the college now owns and maintains his former Ripton farmstead, a National Historic Landmark, near the Bread Loaf campus. In 1921 Frost accepted a fellowship teaching post at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he resided until 1927 when he returned to teach at Amherst. While teaching at the University of Michigan, he was awarded a lifetime appointment at the University as a Fellow in Letters; the Robert Frost Ann Arbor home was purchased by The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn and relocated to the museum's Greenfield Village si
David Gray (musician)
David Gray is an English singer-songwriter. Gray released his first album in 1993 and received worldwide attention after the release of White Ladder six years later, it was the first of three UK chart-toppers in six years for Gray, of which the latter two made the Top 17 in the US. White Ladder became the fifth best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK. Gray has been nominated for four Brit Awards – twice for Best British Male. Gray was born in Sale and grew up in Altrincham before moving with his family to Solva, Pembrokeshire, he went on to attend Liverpool School of Art. Gray's first two albums, A Century Ends and Flesh, were issued in 1993 and 1994 and led to Gray becoming popular in folk-rock circles, but both failed in terms of commercial sales. In 1996 Gray released his third album, Sell, Sell. Despite critical acclaim, the album did not chart, but the song "Late Night Radio" received some airplay on alternative UK radio stations. On the 1997 Mary Black album Shine, Gray contributed five songs.
The re-release of Gray's fourth record album, White Ladder, in 2000 on ATO Records, brought him commercial success and critical attention. While his first three albums featured acoustic folk songs and guitar-based alternative rock, White Ladder introduced his now-trademark folktronic sound; the album included his best-known songs: "This Year's Love", "Babylon", "Please Forgive Me" and "Sail Away". White Ladder was released on Gray's own label IHT Records in November 1998. After its re-release, combined with the release and success of single "Babylon", it sold 100,000 copies in Ireland alone, making it number one for six weeks, according to a 2012 report was the biggest-selling album in that country. In June 2000, "Babylon" hit No. 5 in the UK Singles Chart. In the United States, the album received a boost from jam-band leader Dave Matthews, who made it the first release by ATO Records, the record company he co-founded. "Babylon" was the first of three US chart entries for Gray to date. The album was No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart, two years and five months after its original release, spending a total of 151 weeks on the chart.
Aside from "Please Forgive Me", which charted at No. 72 on the UK Singles Chart, all other single releases charted within the Top 20: the re-released "Please Forgive Me" charted at number 18, "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" and "Sail Away" peaked at number 26. The year 2001 saw the release of a rarities compilation of Gray's early works, The EPs 1992-1994, as well as an album of newly-recorded unreleased songs, Lost Songs 95-98, both of which followed White Ladder into the Top 20 in the UK Albums Chart. In November 2002, Gray released the follow-up to White Ladder, entitled A New Day at Midnight; the new release did not receive the same critical acclaim as its predecessor, but still went straight in at number 1, famously beating Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates's debut album What My Heart Wants to Say to the summit and selling nearly 150,000 copies in its first week of release. It went on to achieve platinum status within a year being certified four times platinum overall, was the second-biggest selling album by a UK artist in 2002, behind Pop Idol winner Will Young's debut album From Now On.
A New Day at Midnight produced two further UK Top 30 hits in "The Other Side" and "Be Mine" and a minor US hit with "Dead in the Water". After a three-year hiatus which saw him wind down his recording and touring schedule due to exhaustion, Gray returned with his seventh album, Life in Slow Motion, in September 2005. Like its predecessor, it topped the UK Albums Chart in its first week of release. After the much-criticised A New Day at Midnight, Life in Slow Motion was hailed as a return to form by many critics. Lead single "The One I Love" was a Top 10 hit in the UK in October 2005 and spent three months in the UK chart. Following the relative commercial failure of follow-up singles "Hospital Food" and "Alibi", Gray again went into hiatus during 2006. In March 2007, Gray released the compilation album Shine: The Best of the Early Years. On 7 July 2007, Gray performed with Damien Rice at the UK leg of Live Earth at Wembley Stadium in London. Gray released a compilation CD of live covers entitled A Thousand Miles Behind through his official website on 8 October that year on CD and digital download.
On 13 November, Gray released the album Greatest Hits, which includes many of his best known songs as well as two new songs, including the lead single "You're the World to Me". On 28 May 2009, Gray announced that a new album, entitled Draw the Line, would be released on 14 September in the UK and on 22 September in the United States; the album features guest appearances by Jolie Holland. The album's first single, "Fugitive", was released on 7 September 2009, coinciding with the start of an expansive world tour. On 19 September, Gray performed his self-proclaimed first pool-side concert at the Rooftop Pool at The Colonnade Hotel in Boston for the Mix 104.1 End of Summer Bash. Gray performed songs from the new album, including "Fugitive," "Draw the Line" and "Jackdaw." In an interview for Hot Press, released on 3 December 2009, Gray revealed to Jackie Hayden that he was working on his next album, Foundling. Gray said that one of the tracks would be called "The Old Chair," which, according to Gray, "features just a drum kit and me on my Steinway piano.
It's quiet." Foundling was released in the UK on 16 August. And in the United States on 17 August. Foundling is a double album: the first CD consists of 11 new songs and the second consists of eight unreleased songs. A ninth unreleased song is included when Foundling is ordered through the iTunes store. David
Bard College is a private liberal arts college in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. The campus overlooks the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains, is within the Hudson River Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. Founded in 1860, the institution consists of a liberal arts college and a conservatory, as well as eight graduate programs offering over 20 graduate degrees in the arts and sciences; the undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. The college has a network of over 35 affiliated programs and centers, spanning twelve cities, five states, seven countries, four continents. Bard's Annandale campus serves as an important regional cultural institution. Both the CCS Hessel Museum of Contemporary Art and the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts are located on campus; the college hosts two acclaimed annual arts festivals, Bard SummerScape, the Bard Music Festival. During much of the nineteenth century, the land now owned by Bard was composed of several country estates; these estates were called Blithewood, Sands, Cruger's Island, Ward Manor/Almont.
In 1853, John Bard and Margaret Bard purchased a part of the Blithewood estate and renamed it Annandale. John Bard was the grandson of Samuel Bard, a prominent doctor, a founder of Columbia University's medical school, physician to George Washington. John Bard was the nephew of the Rev. John McVickar, a professor at Columbia University; the family had strong connections with Columbia. The following year, in 1854, John and Margaret established a parish school on their estate in order to educate the area's children. A wood-frame cottage, known today as Bard Hall, served as a school on weekdays and a chapel on weekends. In 1857, the Bards expanded the parish by building the Chapel of the Holy Innocents next to Bard Hall. During this time, John Bard remained in close contact with the New York leaders of the Episcopal Church; the Church suggested. With the promise of outside financial support, John Bard donated the unfinished Chapel, the surrounding 18 acres, to the diocese in November 1858. In March 1860, St. Stephen's College was founded.
In 1861, construction began on the first St. Stephen's College building, a stone collegiate gothic dormitory called Aspinwall. During its initial years, the college relied on wealthy benefactors, like trustee Cornelius Vanderbilt for funding; the college began taking shape within four decades. In 1866, Ludlow Hall, an administrative building, was erected. Preston Hall was used as a refectory. A set of four dormitories, collectively known as Stone Row, were completed in 1891, and in 1895, the Greek revival Hoffman Memorial Library was built. The school changed its name to Bard College in 1934 in honor of its founder. In the 20th century and cultural changes amongst New York's high society would bring about the demise of the great estates. In 1914, Louis Hamersley purchased the fire-damaged Ward Manor/Almont estate and erected a Tudor style mansion and gatehouse, or what is today known as Ward Manor. Hamersley expanded his estate in 1926 by acquiring the abandoned Cruger's Island estate; that same year, after Hamersley's combined estate was purchased by William Ward, it was donated to charity and served as a retirement home for four decades.
By the mid-1900s, Bard's campus expanded. The Blithewood estate was donated to the college in 1951, in 1963, Bard purchased 90 acres of the Ward Manor estate, including the main manor house; the rest of the Ward Manor estate is now the 900-acre Tivoli Bays nature preserve. In 1919, Fr. Bernard Iddings Bell became Bard's youngest president at the age of 34, his adherence to classical education and dress clashed with the school's push towards Deweyism and secularization, he resigned in 1933. In 1928, Bard merged with Columbia University, serving as an undergraduate school similar to Barnard College. Under the agreement, Bard remained affiliated with the Episcopal Church and retained control of its finances; the merger raised Bard's prestige. So dire was Bard's financial situation that in 1932, then-Governor of New York and College trustee Franklin D. Roosevelt sent a telegram to the likes of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. George Eastman and Frederick William Vanderbilt requesting donations for the college.
On May 26, 1933, Dr. Donald Tewksbury, a Columbia professor, was appointed dean of the College. Although dean for only four years, Tewksbury had a lasting impact on the school. Tewksbury, an educational philosopher, had extensive ideas regarding higher education. While he was dean, Tewksbury steered the college into a more secular direction, changed its name from St. Stephens to Bard, he placed a heavy academic emphasis on the arts, something atypical of colleges at the time, set the foundations for Bard's Moderation and Senior Project requirement. While Tewksbury never characterized Bard's curriculum as "progressive," the school would be considered an early adopter of progressive education. In his 1943 study of early progressive colleges, titled General Education in the Progressive College, Louis T. Benezet used Bard as one of his three case studies. During the 1940s, Bard provided a haven for intellectual refugees fleeing Europe; these included the political theorist, Stefan Hirsch, the precisionist painter.
Arendt is buried at Bard. In 1944, as a result of World War II, e
Antje Duvekot is a singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Somerville, Massachusetts. She holds three top songwriting awards including the Kerrville New Folk Competition's Best New Folk Award, Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act, Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Duvekot moved to Delaware at the age of 13. Duvekot writes songs that are profound and personal, she records and performs with little accompaniment besides her acoustic guitar, she began recording music on her own at the age of cassette tapes for her friends. At 18 she won the first open mic competition. Within a year, she had recorded a number of songs on a borrowed 4-Track tape machine, released a self-produced full-length cassette entitled Waterstains" which she sold at gigs in and around Newark, where she had attended the University of Delaware. In 2000, her song “Soma” won the grand prize in the rock category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Duvekot tours with Ellis Paul, who sings on her first studio album, Big Dream Boulevard.
Big Dream Boulevard was produced by Séamus Egan of the Irish-American band Solas. Solas has recorded five of Duvekot's songs: "Black Annis," "The Poisonjester's Mask," "Erin," "Reasonland," and "Merry Go Round." Duvekot's first two albums, Little Peppermints and Boys, Miles, are based on recordings of live performances, although some tracks include studio overdubs as well. Both albums include spoken anecdotes from Duvekot. In 2007, Duvekot's song "Merry-Go-Round" was featured a large-scale marketing campaign for Bank of America, including a high-profile spot during Super Bowl XLI. Duvekot performed for the first time as a professional in Europe, in August 2007, as part of Denmark's Tonder Festival, accompanied by Karan Casey, John Doyle, Liz Carroll, Julie Fowlis, Mick McAuley. Duvekot released her second studio CD, The Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer, on Black Wolf Records in March 2009; the album, which features 11 tracks, most of them originals, was produced by singer-songwriter Richard Shindell.
Duvekot's latest album, Toward the Thunder, is her fourth full-length studio album featuring 11 tracks. The album is her most personal to date and she handled all aspects of the record herself, including designing the cover. Little Peppermints Boys, Miles Big Dream Boulevard Snapshots The Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer Antje Duvekot LIVE from all over the place New Siberia Toward The Thunder Winterbloom: Winter Traditions'SOLAS: Reunion - A Decade of SOLAS' Little Peppermints 1 Streets of Soho 2 Talk #1 3 Sirens 4 Merry-Go-Round 5 Long Way 6 Talk #2 7 Noah's Titanic 8 Intro #1 9 Anna 10 Milk and Trash 11 Intro #2 12 Black Annis 13 Diana's SongBoys, Miles 1 Dublin Boys 2 Judas 3 Dandelion 4 Anabelle 5 Pearls 6 Erin 7 Landlady Song 8 Sex Bandaid 9 Go Now 10 Reasonland 11 Opium 12 Guest Song by Lizanne KnottBig Dream Boulevard 1 Dandelion 2 Go Now 3 Diamond On Your Hand 4 Jerusalem 5 Sex Bandaid 6 Helpless Kiss 7 Judas 8 Pearls 9 South 10 Anna 11 Hold On 12 untitledThe Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer 1 Vertigo 2 Ragdoll Princes & Junkyard Queens 3 Long Way 4 Lighthouse 5 Dublin Boys 6 The Bridge 7 Scream 8 Reasonland 9 Coney Island 10 Merry-Go-RoundAntje Duvekot LIVE from all over the place 1 The Ballad Of Penny Evans 2 Hold On 3 Diamond In Your Hand 4 They All Laughed 5 "happy place" banter 6 Sweet Spot 7 "playing the piano" banter 8 The Wind 9 Four Stitches 10 If I Needed You 11 Christian Boys 12 "fox news" banter 13 Fat Bottom Girls 14 Mercedes Benz 15 "solas/irish crowd" banter 16 Sailing Off to the Yankee Land 17 VertigoNew Siberia 1 Into The City 2 Ballad Of Fred Noonan 3 The Life Of A Princess 4 Phoenix 5 New Siberia 6 Glamorous Girls 7 Noah's Titanic 8 Four Stitches 9 Sleepy Sea Of Indigo And Blue 10 The Perfect Date 11 JulietToward The Thunder 1 Half Light 2 Mexico 3 Passenger 4 Soma 5 Caffeinated Warriors 6 The Light And The Sea 7 Sweet Spot 8 Chalk In The Rain 9 Gypsy 10 Flint, Michigan 11 The Parting Glass
A poet is a person who creates poetry. Poets may be described as such by others. A poet may be a writer of poetry, or may perform their art to an audience; the work of a poet is one of communication, either expressing ideas in a literal sense, such as writing about a specific event or place, or metaphorically. Poets have existed since antiquity, in nearly all languages, have produced works that vary in different cultures and periods. Throughout each civilization and language, poets have used various styles that have changed through the course of literary history, resulting in a history of poets as diverse as the literature they have produced. In Ancient Rome, professional poets were sponsored by patrons, wealthy supporters including nobility and military officials. For instance, Gaius Cilnius Maecenas, friend to Caesar Augustus, was an important patron for the Augustan poets, including both Horace and Virgil. Poets held an important position in pre-Islamic Arabic society with the poet or sha'ir filling the role of historian and propagandist.
Words in praise of the tribe and lampoons denigrating other tribes seem to have been some of the most popular forms of early poetry. The sha'ir represented an individual tribe's prestige and importance in the Arabian peninsula, mock battles in poetry or zajal would stand in lieu of real wars.'Ukaz, a market town not far from Mecca, would play host to a regular poetry festival where the craft of the sha'irs would be exhibited. In the High Middle Ages, troubadors were an important class of poets and came from a variety of backgrounds, they lived and travelled in many different places and were looked upon as actors or musicians as much as poets. They were under patronage, but many travelled extensively; the Renaissance period saw a continuation of patronage of poets by royalty. Many poets, had other sources of income, including Italians like Dante Aligheri, Giovanni Boccaccio and Petrarch's works in a pharmacist's guild and William Shakespeare's work in the theater. In the Romantic period and onwards, many poets were independent writers who made their living through their work supplemented by income from other occupations or from family.
This included poets such as Robert Burns. Poets such as Virgil in the Aeneid and John Milton in Paradise Lost invoked the aid of a Muse. Poets of earlier times were well read and educated people while others were to a large extent self-educated. A few poets such as John Gower and John Milton were able to write poetry in more than one language; some Portuguese poets, as Francisco de Sá de Miranda, wrote not only in Portuguese but in Spanish. Jan Kochanowski wrote in Polish and in Latin, France Prešeren and Karel Hynek Mácha wrote some poems in German, although they were poets of Slovenian and Czech respectively. Adam Mickiewicz, the greatest poet of Polish language, wrote a Latin ode for emperor Napoleon III. Another example is a Polish poet; when he moved to Great Britain, he ceased to write poetry in Polish, but started writing novel in English. He translated poetry from English and into English. Many universities offer degrees in creative writing though these only came into existence in the 20th century.
While these courses are not necessary for a career as a poet, they can be helpful as training, for giving the student several years of time focused on their writing. List of poets Bard Lyricist Reginald Gibbons, The Poet's Work: 29 poets on the origins and practice of their art. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226290546 at Google Books Poets' Graves
Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Telluride Bluegrass Festival is an annual music festival in Telluride, Colorado hosted by Planet Bluegrass. Although traditionally the festival focuses on bluegrass music, it features music from a variety of related genres; the town of Telluride had for many years held a Fourth of July Celebration which had its roots in the early mining days of Telluride, when miners would come from down from the mountains to party and meet up with old friends and meet some women. The celebration included. In 1972, the Telluride Ski Resort opened, the Town of Telluride expanded the Celebration and advertised it in all the surrounding states. Among the new attendees were many who behaved badly, causing damage. Scott Brown and a small group of friends convinced the Town to let; the traditional rowdy events were replaced with games in the park for children, a picnic and barbeque. A stage was built at the far end of Town Park, after a parade and an afternoon of family fun, the Fall Creek Boys, a local bluegrass band, took the stage to entertain the crowd, followed by the traditional fireworks display.
Encouraged by the success of the 1973 celebration, the first Telluride Bluegrass Festival was organized in Telluride in 1974 by John Herndon, J. B. & Helen Matiotti, Kooster McAllister, Fred Shellman, who played in the Fall Creek Boys. That year the festival attracted 1000 participants; the festival became an annual event with attendance capped at 10,000. According to the Library of Congress, the 1980 performance was filmed by Boulder public television and two CDs were made available; the ownership of the Bluegrass Festival has changed five times since its inception. Although it has been remodeled several times, the stage is still in the original spot, as are the concession stands. Since at least 2013, capacity has been set at 12,000 per day. In 2013 the festival was impacted by flooding, but returned to its former condition in 2014. In 2015 the festival's official name is Country Music Festival. Notable performers have included Johnny Cash, Sam Bush, Elvis Costello, David Byrne, John Fogerty, Chris Daniels & The Kings, Bill Monroe, Nanci Griffith, Mark O'Conner, Dixie Chicks, String Cheese Incident, New Monsoon, Sharon Gilchrist, Railroad Earth, New Grass Revival, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant, John Prine, Nickel Creek, Yonder Mountain String Band, Mumford & Sons, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Peter Rowan, Leftover Salmon, Béla Fleck, Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, Noam Pikelny, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Tim O'Brien, Counting Crows, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Hot Rize, the Del McCoury Band, Brandi Carlile, Janelle Monae, Dierks Bentley, Norah Jones, Parker Millsap, Lyle Lovett, to name a few.
The Telluride house band consists of Sam Bush on mandolin, Béla Fleck on banjo, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Jerry Douglas on Dobro, Edgar Meyer on upright Bass, Bryan Sutton on guitar. The 2007 Michelle Shocked gospel CD, ToHeavenURide was recorded live at the Festival. One of the features of the festival is a band contest. Twelve bands are given slots in the competition. Judges rate the top four go to the main stage to compete before the crowd. Past winners include: 1985 - Blitz Creek 1986 - Loose Ties 1988 - Titan Valley Warheads 1989 - Powder Ridge 1990 - Dixie Chicks 1991 - Meighan Edmonson Mittelmeier Band 1992 - Sugarbeat 1993 - String Fever 1994 - Salt Licks 1995 - Magraw Gap 1996 - Cornbread Sally 1997 - Ryan Shupe & Rubberband 1998 - Floodplain Gang 1999 - Pagosa Hot Strings 2000 - Clear Blue 2001 - Bearfoot Bluegrass 2002 - South Austin Jug Band 2003 - Hit & Run Bluegrass 2004 - Burnett Family Bluegrass Band 2005 - The Badly Bent 2006 - Greensky Bluegrass 2007 - Spring Creek Bluegrass Band 2008 - Blue Canyon Boys 2009 - The Hillbenders 2010 - Nora Jane Struthers & the Bootleggers 2011 - Run Boy Run 2012 - BlueBilly Grit 2013 - Front Country 2014 - Trout Steak Revival 2015 - The Lil' Smokies 2016 - Fireball Mail 2017 - Sugar and the Mint: sugarandthemint.com 2018 - Wood Belly Dan Sandowsky, Telluride's emcee for twenty nine years, has written a book about the festival.
It is entitled Telluride Bluegrass Festival — 40 Years of Festivation. List of bluegrass music festivals List of jam band music festivals Live at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Telluride, Colorado Too Late to Turn Back Now Official website Entry at the Library of Congress Local newspaper Telluride Tourism Board Official Site Telluride Visitor Information Telluride Lodging
Greg Brown (folk musician)
Greg Brown is an American folk musician from Iowa. Brown was born into a musical family, his father was a Pentecostal minister. Brown spent several years traveling with a band before returning to Iowa, where he performed live and pursued his songwriting career. During the 1980s Brown had recurring performances on A Prairie Home Companion. Brown self-published 66 and The Iowa Waltz. A friend founded a record company called Red House Records and Brown became its first recording artist. Brown has recorded two dozen albums. In 1986 he released an album called Songs of Innocence and of Experience based on poems by William Blake, his album One Big Town won an Indie Award from the National Association of Independent Record Distributors. The Poet Game, his 1994 CD, won a NAIRD Indie award, Further In was praised by Rolling Stone magazine; the Poet Game saw significant international radio play and earned not only critical raves, but the Indie award for singer-songwriter Album of the Year. The Live One proved to be a fan favorite capturing the humor, warmth and spirit of his legendary live shows.
His 1996 release, Further In, topped them all: critics called it a masterpiece and it received a four-star review in Rolling Stone. Greg’s 1997 release — Slant 6 Mind — received more of the same and earned Greg his second Grammy nomination. 1999 brought the re-release of One Night, a live concert recording released on the Coffeehouse Extempore label. His album Solid. Two releases followed in 2000: Over and Under and the critically acclaimed Covenant, which won the Association for Independent Music’s award for Best Contemporary Folk Album of 2000, his 2002 album, Going Driftless: An Artist’s Tribute to Greg Brown featured guest vocal performances by Ani DiFranco, Gillian Welch, Shawn Colvin. A recording of another benefit concert was recorded and released in 2007 under the name Yellow Dog on the EarthWorks Music label. In 2007, Brown was nominated for a Folk Alliance Award. In 2010, Brown played Hades on a concept album by Anaïs Mitchell. Greg Brown has been married three times, he has one daughter from his first marriage: Pieta Brown.
Brown married singer-songwriter Iris DeMent in November 2002. In 2005, he and his wife adopted a daughter from Russia. Hacklebarney 44 & 66 The Iowa Waltz One Night In the Dark with You Songs of Innocence and of Experience One More Goodnight Kiss One Big Town Down in There Dream Café Friend of Mine Bathtub Blues The Poet Game The Live One Further In Slant 6 Mind Solid Heart Over and Under Covenant Down in the Valley: Barn Aid Benefit Concert Milk of the Moon Live at the Black Sheep If I Had Known: Essential Recordings, 1980-96 Honey in the Lion's Head In the Hills of California The Evening Call Yellow Dog Live from the Big Top Dream City: Essential Recordings, 1997-2006 Freak Flag Hymns to What Is Left Songs of Greg Brown Going Driftless: An Artist's Tribute to Greg Brown Hadestown Greg Brown fan site Red House Records