Bentley issues surprise bluegrass EP
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
– Dierks Bentley is out with a surprise five-song EP today, "Live From Telluride," from his headlining set last month at the 48th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado.
Bentley is no newcomer to bluegrass, having released a bluegrass album, "Up on the Ridge," in 2010. That was his fifth studio album.
For the EP, Bentley invited his friends The War and Treaty, Larkin Poe and Sam Bush to join-in on a few of his hits along with a Pinky Floyd and U2 cover.
The track list is:
1. "Woman, Amen" - Live - Dierks Bentley feat. The War and Treaty
2. "Travelin' Light" - Live - Dierks Bentley feat. Larkin Poe
3. "Bad Angel" - Live - Dierks Bentley feat. The War and Treaty
4. "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd - Live - Dierks Bentley
5. "Pride (In The Name Of Love)"by U2 - Live - Dierks Bentley feat. The War and Treaty; Mandolin: Sam Bush
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