Samantha Fish plays her Taylor acoustic guitar on the Telluride gondola

Samantha Fish is making waves in the blues world. She has a booming voice, serious guitar skills, and gives an energetic and emotional live performance. She won the Best New Artist Debut award for her 2011 album Runaway, and has been touring and recording constantly since. After releasing two more records in 2013 and 2015, […]

Russ Chapman plays guitar on the Telluride Gondola

Witty lyrics, theatric delivery, and skillful acoustic-blues picking all contribute to Russ Chapman’s original style. He is a true entertainer, and, to steal a phrase from Chapman, does a good job at keeping his audience on the edge of its ears. We met up with Russ Chapman to record some music on the final day […]

Musician Hamish Anderson plays acoustic guitar on the Telluride Gondola

Hamish Anderson Gondola Session Videos While Hamish Anderson could have gone with the electric/pocket amp setup, which has been a popular option at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival over the years, he opted to go acoustic. We typically bring the official Gondola Session loaner Martin guitar along with us to sessions, but unfortunately we couldn’t bring […]

Robert Finley plays guitar on the Telluride Gondola

When compared to his expressive live performance, the Robert Finley Gondola Session felt quiet and confidential. The use of a Gibson Lucille guitar and small amp did up the volume and grittiness of his recording, but he didn’t have the space to let go like he does on stage. So he adjusted his sound to […]

Ticket giveaway to Telluride's Blues & Brews 2017

Win Tickets to Blues & Brews We’re coming back to Colorado for Telluride Blues & Brews 2017! And this year, we’re sponsoring the festival and teaming up on a few ideas to get more fans involved. This year the festival has a great mix of established & up and coming musicians, new and old influences of blues […]

Matthew Smith rides the Christchurch Gondola

Earlier this year, Matthew Smith released his self-titled debut album through Lyttelton Records. It was produced by Ben Edwards and recorded at The Sitting Room, a studio in Lyttelton, just outside of Christchurch. His 2014 debut solo EP Before You Lay Down was also recorded at that studio. And when you reach the top of […]

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