Telluride Blues & Brews: Pre-Fest Reception & Free Film

Fundraiser for The San Miguel Resource Center (SMRC) on Wednesday, September 16, 2015



TANMM-POSTERFollowing up on the successful format introduced in 2014 (with the showing of “The Girls in the Band” on the opening night of the Telluride Jazz Festival), this year KOTO-fm’s DJ Jimmy Jazz, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, the Hotel Telluride and the Palm Theater are coming together to raise much needed funds for SMRC in 2015.

The events:

Pre-festival reception:

Date – Wednesday September 16, 2015

Time – 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Hotel Telluride Lobby & The Nook Bar

Open to the Public

On Wednesday September 16, there will be a Blues & Brews Pre-Festival Reception at the Hotel Telluride from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. This reception will be open to the public and will offer delicious appetizers, prepared by Chef Sergio, premium cocktails and beer poured by bartender, Larry Neihaus, and live music by Blues, Roots & Americana musician  AJ Fullerton.

All are welcome. Twenty percent of all food & beverage sales will be donated by the Hotel Telluride to SMRC.

AJ Fullerton bio:

Alan “A.J” Fullerton is a young Blues/Rock/Americana artist hailing from Western Colorado. A.J. who was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and raised in Montrose, Colorado started his music career at the age of 14 when he picked up the guitar and started playing. Soon after, he began studying classical voice, as well as gaining practical applied knowledge of music theory.AJ Fullerton 4 copy

Through rigorous local performances and statewide touring, A.J. has slowly but surely built a reputation as a top-notch showman and quality musician. A.J. performs as a soloist, in duets, or with his band, “The Johnson County Coroners” and is one of the of the busiest and most in-demand musicians in Western Colorado.

The film:

“This Ain’t No Mouse Music”:

Date – Wednesday September 16, 2015

Time – 7:30 – 9:15 p.m.

Location: The Palm Theater

Open to the Public – Free, but with a $10 Suggested Donation to SMRC

Film summary:

arhoolie-records-chris-strachwitzThe story of Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records. Featuring the Treme Brass Band, Big Mama Thornton, Flaco Jimenez, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Country Joe McDonald, Ry Cooder and many more.

Roots music icon Chris Strachwitz is the guiding force behind legendary Arhoolie Records, bringing Cajun music out of Louisiana, Tex-Mex out of Texas, Blues out of the country – and into the living rooms of Middle America. American music and culture have never been the same.

We join Chris for on a hip-shaking stomp from Texas to New Orleans, Cajun country to Appalachia, as he continues his passionate quest for the musical soul of America. Today, at 80+, Chris’s enthusiasm has not waned. He’s an example to all of us of the riches that come if we follow our personal vision  and how one person can literally change the world.

Film reviews:

“Smokin’ hot!”  – Radio One, New Zealand

“I dare you not to tap your feet.”  – The New York Times

“Infectiously enjoyable.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“A Masterpiece!” – Bonnie Raitt

“A smorgasbord of some of the best music you’ll ever hear. This loving portrait of one of music’s great diggers, great finders, great protectors and champions, would be worth it for the music it serves up alone.”  – Off the Tracks 

View the trailer here:”This Ain’t No Mouse Music”:


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