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 […]

Chuck Mosley, Spencer and Sequoia, Gus & Vic, Stephen El Rey photos

Over June-July this year, we teamed up on a contest with ReverbNation to find our next Gondola Sessions artist. And after letting our ears guide us through over 450 submissions, we picked 4 winners. Look into them below, and have a listen on the media player to hear the song that separated them from the […]

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