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44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Highlights from last weekend's music festival in the Colorado San Juan Mountains. Photos by Christian Murdock

Rube Felicelli of Telluride dances to the music of Dierks Bentley and The Travelin' McCourys Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Rube Felicelli of Telluride dances to the music of Dierks Bentley and The Travelin' McCourys Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Dierks Bentley performs with The Travelin' McCourys Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dierks Bentley performs with The Travelin' McCourys Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Dierks Bentley performs with The Travelin' McCourys Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dierks Bentley performs with The Travelin' McCourys Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Dierks Bentley performs with The Travelin' McCourys Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dierks Bentley performs with The Travelin' McCourys Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Dierks Bentley performs with The Travelin' McCourys Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dierks Bentley performs with The Travelin' McCourys Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Dierks Bentley performs with The Travelin' McCourys Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dierks Bentley performs with The Travelin' McCourys Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The crowd dances to Dierks Bentley and The Travelin' McCourys Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The crowd dances to Dierks Bentley and The Travelin' McCourys Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Dierks Bentley, left, hugs Sam Bush after the legend joined him and The Travelin' McCourys on stage Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dierks Bentley, left, hugs Sam Bush after the legend joined him and The Travelin' McCourys on stage Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Beth Coblentz and Darrin Parmenter kiss with the beautiful San Juan Mountains in the background as Dierks Bentley performs with The Travelin' McCourysThursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Beth Coblentz and Darrin Parmenter kiss with the beautiful San Juan Mountains in the background as Dierks Bentley performs with The Travelin' McCourysThursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The crowd sings along with Brandi Carlile Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The crowd sings along with Brandi Carlile Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Chris Thile joins Brandi Carlile on stage Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Chris Thile joins Brandi Carlile on stage Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A festivarian’s flag blows in the wind as Dierks Bentley performs with The Travelin' McCourys Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A festivarian’s flag blows in the wind as Dierks Bentley performs with The Travelin' McCourys Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A Telluride tradition: The Tarp Run. Festivarians race for a good place to set up their tarps and secure their spot for the day of music Saturday,  June 17, 2017, during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  Some had been waiting in line since the second day of music came to an end. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A Telluride tradition: The Tarp Run. Festivarians race for a good place to set up their tarps and secure their spot for the day of music Saturday, June 17, 2017, during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. Some had been waiting in line since the second day of music came to an end. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Campers march to the gate of the festival grounds in preparation for the tarp run Friday, June 16, 2017, during the second day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Campers march to the gate of the festival grounds in preparation for the tarp run Friday, June 16, 2017, during the second day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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People float the creek next to the concert grounds Friday, June 16, 2017, during the second day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
People float the creek next to the concert grounds Friday, June 16, 2017, during the second day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Hikers walk the trail to Bear Creek Falls Friday, June 16, 2017, during the second day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Hikers walk the trail to Bear Creek Falls Friday, June 16, 2017, during the second day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Gwenda Barton, center, dances as Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Gwenda Barton, center, dances as Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A Telluride tradition: The Tarp Run. Festivarians race for a good place to set up their tarps and secure their spot for the day of music Saturday,  June 17, 2017, during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  Some had been waiting in line since the second day of music came to an end. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A Telluride tradition: The Tarp Run. Festivarians race for a good place to set up their tarps and secure their spot for the day of music Saturday, June 17, 2017, during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. Some had been waiting in line since the second day of music came to an end. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A Telluride tradition: The Tarp Run. Festivarians race for a good place to set up their tarps and secure their spot for the day of music Saturday,  June 17, 2017, during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  Some had been waiting in line since the second day of music came to an end. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A Telluride tradition: The Tarp Run. Festivarians race for a good place to set up their tarps and secure their spot for the day of music Saturday, June 17, 2017, during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. Some had been waiting in line since the second day of music came to an end. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Allie Kral and Yonder Mountain String Band perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Allie Kral and Yonder Mountain String Band perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Zach North throws a marshmellow toward the stage as Yonder Mountain String Band performs Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Zach North throws a marshmellow toward the stage as Yonder Mountain String Band performs Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Taylor Davis of Boulder, Colo., throws a marshmellow onto the stage as Yonder Mountain String Band performs Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Taylor Davis of Boulder, Colo., throws a marshmellow onto the stage as Yonder Mountain String Band performs Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sam Bush joins Yonder Mountain String Band on stage Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sam Bush joins Yonder Mountain String Band on stage Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Adam Aijala and the Yonder Mountain String Band perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Adam Aijala and the Yonder Mountain String Band perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Allie Kral and Yonder Mountain String Band perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Allie Kral and Yonder Mountain String Band perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Allie Kral and Yonder Mountain String Band perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Allie Kral and Yonder Mountain String Band perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Jacob Jolliff, left, and Adam Aijala of Yonder Mountain String Band perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Jacob Jolliff, left, and Adam Aijala of Yonder Mountain String Band perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Adam Aijala and Yonder Mountain String Band perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Adam Aijala and Yonder Mountain String Band perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Ben Kaufmann and Yonder Mountain String Band perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Ben Kaufmann and Yonder Mountain String Band perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Yonder Mountain String Band performs Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Yonder Mountain String Band performs Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Dave Johnston and Yonder Mountain String Band perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dave Johnston and Yonder Mountain String Band perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Yonder Mountain String Band’s Marshmallow Defense System tries to protect the band from flying marshmallows as they perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Yonder Mountain String Band’s Marshmallow Defense System tries to protect the band from flying marshmallows as they perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Yonder Mountain String Band’s Marshmallow Defense System tries to protect the band from flying marshmellows as they perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Yonder Mountain String Band’s Marshmallow Defense System tries to protect the band from flying marshmellows as they perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Jacob Jolliff and Yonder Mountain String Band perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Jacob Jolliff and Yonder Mountain String Band perform Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Yonder Mountain String Band’s Marshmallow Defense System members clean up the hundreds of marshmallows on stage as the Colorado band plays Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Yonder Mountain String Band’s Marshmallow Defense System members clean up the hundreds of marshmallows on stage as the Colorado band plays Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sam Bush, right, teases Jacob Jolliff as he joins Yonder Mountain String Band on stage Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sam Bush, right, teases Jacob Jolliff as he joins Yonder Mountain String Band on stage Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sam Bush, right, joins Jacob Jolliff and Yonder Mountain String Band  Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sam Bush, right, joins Jacob Jolliff and Yonder Mountain String Band Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sam Bush, right, joins Ben Kaufmann and Yonder Mountain String Band  Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sam Bush, right, joins Ben Kaufmann and Yonder Mountain String Band Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sam Bush, left, joins Adam Aijala and Yonder Mountain String Band  Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sam Bush, left, joins Adam Aijala and Yonder Mountain String Band Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sam Bush plays with Yonder Mountain String Band  Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sam Bush plays with Yonder Mountain String Band Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sam Bush joins Yonder Mountain String Band  Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sam Bush joins Yonder Mountain String Band Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sam Bush, right, joins Jacob Jolliff and Yonder Mountain String Band  Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sam Bush, right, joins Jacob Jolliff and Yonder Mountain String Band Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sam Bush jams with Yonder Mountain String Band Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sam Bush jams with Yonder Mountain String Band Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sam Bush joins Yonder Mountain String Band on stage Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sam Bush joins Yonder Mountain String Band on stage Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sam Bush joins Yonder Mountain String Band Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sam Bush joins Yonder Mountain String Band Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sam Bush jams with Yonder Mountain String Band Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sam Bush jams with Yonder Mountain String Band Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sam Bush, second from the left, jams with Yonder Mountain String Band  Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sam Bush, second from the left, jams with Yonder Mountain String Band Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sam Bush hugs Yonder Mountain String Band ’s Jacob Jolliff after jamming with the band Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sam Bush hugs Yonder Mountain String Band ’s Jacob Jolliff after jamming with the band Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Margo Price performs Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Margo Price performs Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sam Bush jams with Yonder Mountain String Band Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sam Bush jams with Yonder Mountain String Band Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Margo Price  performs Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Margo Price performs Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A festivarian dances to Margo Price as the sun begins to set Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A festivarian dances to Margo Price as the sun begins to set Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sam Bush plays with Yonder Mountain String Band Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sam Bush plays with Yonder Mountain String Band Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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