Sheridan Arts Foundation: An Evening with Band of Heathens & Nicki Bluhm, 2/26!

Sheridan Arts Foundation: An Evening with Band of Heathens & Nicki Bluhm, 2/26!

Telluride’s Sheridan Arts Foundation (SAF) presents “An Evening with The Band of Heathens and Nicki Bluhm” at the historic Sheridan Opera House (SOH) on Saturday, February 26, 2022, 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets $30 standing general admission tickets; $40 reserved balcony seat tickets + $5 ticketing fee. Tickets are available at or by calling 970.728.6363 ext. 4.

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The Band of Heathens and Nicki Bluhm join forces for a West Coast tour that’s certain to be a dynamic evening of music. Featuring songs from the Heathens, Bluhm’s own catalog, and material they’ll collaborate on together, including a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Tumbling Dice.”

The collaboration began almost two years ago at the start of the pandemic when the Heathens started their weekly livestream show, “The Good Time Supper Club.”  The show ran for 52 episodes; Bluhm was a frequent musical collaborator and guest. They continued their working relationship with a successful string of shows across Texas in 2020.

This unique and exciting night of music will feature two sets from the collaboration as “An Evening with The Band of Heathens and Nicki Bluhm.”

With their professional lives on hold during the pandemic, The Band of Heathens found a year-long creative workaround. Every Tuesday night, the five-piece group came together via Zoom from their respective homes – from L.A. to Asheville – to host the “Good Time Supper Club”, a 90-minute variety show.

“It was nice to be able to use music as a connective thread and something that’s healing,” says guitarist-vocalist Ed Jurdi. “We were doing it for ourselves, but the greatest benefit was how it created this community for us to hang out with our fans.”

Guitarist-vocalist and fellow founding member Gordy Quist agrees:

“The show was like a release, where we all connected and forgot about the stuff going on around us. At some point, we decided to bring in guests for an interview, and that turned into ‘Hey, let’s pre-record a music video of a cover song with each of them.’”

That segment of the show, “Remote Transmissions,” became a much-anticipated fan favorite each week. And it is now the title of their latest album, featuring covers of 10 classic songs with guest vocals by the likes of Margo Price, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Charlie Starr.

It’s just the latest innovative move for The Band Of Heathens, who over the last 15 years have released nine acclaimed albums of roots rock originals, played festivals like Bonnaroo and South by Southwest, and toured the world many times over. (Rolling Stone described the group as “a smoking live band”), all while remaining that rarest of birds.

California native Nicki Bluhm currently resides in Nashville, TN, re-invented herself as a songwriter and performer. Embarking on her second decade of releasing albums, Nicki stepped out on her own with the 2018 release of To Rise You Gotta Fall, a collection of songs exploring old endings and new beginnings.

Eager to try new things in unfamiliar places, Bluhm decided to record at the legendary Sam Phillips Recording Services in Memphis, TN and enlisted producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Calexico) to take the helm. Having shared the stage with such luminaries as the Infamous Stringdusters, The Wood Brothers, George Porter Jr. and Phil Lesh, her collaborative efforts have made way for new bright-eyed interpretations of her existing catalog, while inspiring fresh material.

SAF & Covid:

The Sheridan Arts Foundation values the safety and health of our patrons and staff above all else. Anyone age 12 and up attending a public event at the Sheridan Opera House is now required to bring proof of vaccination OR proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. Additionally, Molekule air purifiers (including two new medical grade Molekule Pro RX models) and hand sanitizer stations are dispersed throughout the building, and temperature checks are performed at the door.

Ticket purchasers must also agree to the Sheridan Arts Foundation’s COVID waiver, found here.

SAF, more:

Founded in 1991, Telluride’s Sheridan Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization meant to preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community, to bring quality arts and cultural events to Telluride and to provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education.

The Sheridan Arts Foundation is sponsored in part by grants from the CCAASE, Colorado Creative Industries, the Telluride Foundation, the Johnson Family Foundation and Just For Kids Foundation.

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