From time to time, Prescription Bluegrass Reviewer, W. J. Hallock finds time to attend a festival and write about it for us. Here is his report on the 21st Annual Durango MELTDOWN.
For three full days, Durango, Colorado was on fire with some of the best bluegrass, roots and Americana music in the country! Live music was present at, if I counted correctly, fourteen different down town music venues, on the street corners of Main Street and in the halls and doorways of the historic Strater Hotel, ground zero for the event.
Big name acts such as Special Consensus, Balsam Range, Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run (with special guest fiddler Becky Buller!), Nashville ace song writer/entertainer, Shawn Camp, Finnders and Youngberg and The Railsplitters. Durango’s own Bar D Wrangler’s, The Badly Bent and The Blue Moon Ramblers, plus about a dozen other acts from every corner of the United States were all lighting up the stages at the 21st edition of this fine event.