Brooklyn Rider Backs Béla Fleck at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Brooklyn Rider - Photo by Sarah Small
Brooklyn Rider – Photo by Sarah Small

The lineup at this summer’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival (June 19-22) is looking stellar with more heavy hitters than in recent years, including David Rawlings Machine (featuring Gillian Welch), Alison Krauss, Béla Fleck and the Colorado Symphony, Andrew Bird, Nickel Creek and more.

Béla Fleck will also play with Brooklyn Rider, a group that NPR credits as “recreating the 300-year old form of the string quartet.” The group of four young classical masters, who bounce back and forth between gigs at classical venues and rock venues, released Walking Fire (Amazon MP3 & Spotify) last year. The album’s title track will blow your mind. Check it out below. You can also support the band’s current Kickstarter campaign here.