The 8th Annual Ride Festival backdropped by steep slopes of evergreens and aspens in downtown Telluride was filled with good vibes and great music. Everyone has their band, and for this crowd, it’s Widespread Panic. And Panic does not skip a beat. Mean solos and raspy, eerie vocals define this legacy band. Long jams fed a stellar ambiance in the crowd.
However, the Ride Fest is not just Widespread Panic. Take a listen to some of the alluring artists of the festival below and be sure to check them out on tour.
TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN
This band ROCKED, bringing a new generation of the rock genre to the forefront. It was rugged, raw, and dirty. Small town Texas-born guitarist/vocalist Tyler Bryant commanded the stage in the best of ways. Riffs of southern jam band, blues, and slasher rock were skillfully crafted in their music. Only in their 20s, this band is on the up. I wouldn't pass up the opportunity to see them live.
And who’s not a sucker for a little slide guitar?
Pony Bradshaw, whew! This project, backed by singer, songwriter, James Bradshaw, has a honest, pure vibe. He has a beautifully smooth voice and haunting, intriguing lyrics. He kicked off Saturday afternoon right with his Americana storytelling. I really dug Pony Bradshaw, take a listen below.