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Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Troubadour Competition 2012
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The deadline is coming soon to submit to the Telluride Troubadour competition, a nationally recognized songwriting contest in conjunction with the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Finalists are awarded cash and prizes, as well as critical acclaim, well-deserved recognition, and a chance to perform on the festival main stage.
In addition to the competition, each finalist also receives a 4-day Town Park camping pass, an "in the round" performance slot, performance coaching and a KOTO-FM live radio slot during the festival./n/nThe Telluride Troubadour competition is a nationally recognized songwriting contest that has taken place in conjunction with the Telluride Bluegrass Festival since 1991. The competition is open to solo performers who write and perform original music and are not signed to a major label or a publishing deal. Acceptable styles include singer-songwriter, americana, folk, pop, and bluegrass. Contestants are judged on the quality of the song¹s composition, vocal and instrumental delivery, and the overall performance.
There are 10 slots for Sonicbids members available. Finalists are awarded cash and prizes, as well as critical acclaim, well-deserved recognition, and a chance to perform on the festival main stage on Saturday evening! In addition to the competition, each finalist also receives a 4-day Town Park camping pass, an "in the round" performance slot, performance coaching and a KOTO-FM live radio slot during the festival.
This year's event will take place June 21-24, 2012 in Telluride, CO at Telluride Town Park and the preliminary lineup will be announced December 9th! Troubadour's perform June 21-22, and winner performs on main stage, June 23th. Complete competition rules at www.bluegrass.com/telluride/contests.html.
Sponsors include Shanti Guitars, ASCAP, Martin Guitars and D¹Addario. Previous winners include Larry Good (1991), Cosy Sheridan (1992), Dan Sheridan (1993), Catie Curtis (1994), LJ Booth (1995), Michael Lille (1996), Jonathan Kingham (1997), Eugene Ruffolo (1998), Libby Kirkpatrick (1999), Mary Coppin (2000), Kris Delmhorst (2001), Deb Talan (2002), Rachel Davis (2003), Brian Joseph (2004), Keith Greeninger (2005), Nels Andrews (2006), Gregory Allen Isokov (2007), Nathan Moore (2008) and Mitch Barrett (2009).