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Telluride Bluegrass Festival: 7 Best Things We Saw

From Ryan Adams and the Infamous Stringdusters’ alt-country journey to Sam Bush’s triumphant set

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Ryan Adams joined the Infamous Stringdusters at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Dylan Langille

The Telluride Bluegrass and Country Festival is defined by its Colorado location, nestled in a box canyon in the San Juan Mountains with only one road in. People have been traveling to the four-day festival for 43 years, drawn by campground picks, a family reunion vibe and a lineup that is never exclusively country or bluegrass. String music dominates, but genre outliers ensure creativity runs high throughout the weekend. This year Ryan Adams and indie band Houndmouth shared the lineup with bluegrass legend Del McCoury and country star Emmylou Harris. From one-off collaborations to artists who spin tradition, here's the seven best things we saw at Telluride.

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