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Entries by Michael Bialas from 06/2011

Faces of Telluride, Part 1: Abigail Washburn, Friendly Face

| Posted 06.13.2011 | Entertainment

If Abigail Washburn didn't already have a job as an earnest clawhammer banjo player who takes adventurous side trips away from the bluegrass realm that has served her so well, the singer-songwriter could run for mayor of Telluride. And win.

Faces of Telluride, Part 2: Dave Simonett, Furious-Pace Face

| Posted 06.14.2011 | Entertainment

The quintet that once performed shows in front of 10 to 20 people in Colorado headlined a sold-out concert on April Fool's Day 2011 at Denver's Ogden Theater. Now they are poised to make their first appearance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Faces of Telluride, Part 3: Nora Jane Struthers, Fresh Face

| Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment

Along with her band the Bootleggers, Nora Jane Struthers has followed the formidable footsteps of bands such as the Dixie Chicks and Nickel Creek by winning the prestigious Telluride band contest.

Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, Sarah McLachlan Go to Telluride Bluegrass Heaven (Day 1)

| Posted 06.20.2011 | Entertainment

"The first time I played here, which was about 15 years ago I guess, I looked up during the set and saw the waterfall and forgot the entire second verse of the song I was playing."

A Double Date With Sara Watkins at Telluride Bluegrass Festival

| Posted 06.21.2011 | Entertainment

Colin Meloy sarcastically said he was offering one number "free of charge" as the campaign theme song for Michele Bachmann. The "Calamity Song," drew raucous cheers and applause from the left-leaning crowd.

Fathers, Mumford & Sons at Telluride Bluegrass Festival

| Posted 06.21.2011 | Entertainment

The buzz has been building for Mumford & Sons since their first appearance at Telluride last year, and it may have reached epic proportions on June 19, 2011.

Playing Doctor: A House Call From Chyler Leigh of Grey's Anatomy

| Posted 06.27.2011 | Entertainment

Chyler Leigh isn't really a doctor, she just plays a surgical resident with a photographic memory on TV.

Trampled by Turtles Kick Some Serious Bluegrass at Telluride

| Posted 06.28.2011 | Entertainment

Trampled by Turtles, the Minnesota quintet, put on a dazzling performance that couldn't be topped on Day 2 of the 38th Telluride Bluegrass Festival.