Greensky Bluegrass

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Following a three-week tour of the Eastern states in January and February, the Michigan quintet heads West for a run through the Mountain states, four shows in California, before winding through the Pacific Northwest and then back through the Southeast with a duo of sets at Suwanee Springfest at the end of March.

Music fans in Western Michigan packed The Intersection in Grand Rapids for a New Year’s Eve celebration with Greensky Bluegrass. The sold out event featured the nationally-touring group performing a nearly three hour show including highlights of their original music, including over half a dozen of their new songs, as well as a healthy dose of covers. The appropriate highlight of the covers came when ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man” appeared and queued the lyrics with ‘white suits’ as the quintet donned white tuxedos for the entirety of the evening.
 

Wrapping up a banner year in 2013 with Strings & Sol next week and topping it off with New Year’s Eve at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI, Greensky Bluegrass announces 17 Winter Tour dates. The Michigan quintet will visit clubs and theaters across the Eastern US with debuts in several iconic venues including the Theater of Living Arts, Paradise Rock Club, 9:30 Club & Royal Oak Music Theatre.

Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival (CBB) is ready to celebrate its 5th birthday! The wintertime roots fest returns with 17 shows format spanning three weeks in January and February!CBB V is anchored in eight shows over three weeks at the newly-minted Concord Music Hall, the West Loop’s City Winery, and Evanston’s SPACE.

Greensky Bluegrass fans arriving to The Neptune Theatre on Halloween were greeted to a stage that looked like a scene from a horror film.

Halloween looms, and while most avid local music-goers are planning extravagant costumes for the Hallow’s Eve bash of their choice; last weekend the Fox Theatre hosted a rousing 2-night stand by growing “newgrass” favorites Greensky Bluegrass. Hailing from Michigan, these guys throw a range of soulful bluegrass originals, standards, and playful classic covers out on any given night.

The peak at this weekend’s Hangtown Halloween Ball came during Saturday’s late-night set when Greensky Bluegrass hit the stage, as the festival hosts, Railroad Earth.Music and costumes blended when Railroad Earth drummer Carey Harmon appeared behind the kit with the costumed Michigan quintet as they kicked things off with the RRE classic “Long Way to Go”.  Fans were treated to a set of Greensky Bluegrass completely and fantastically donned with Railroad Earth’s members’ trademark garb.

Saturday was a wonderful day! It started with sunshine, birds and bluegrass and ended with stars, hippies and bluegrass. The day promised to be a great one just because of the fact it was the last day of the festival. The lineup was just as good as the other days, leaving nobody disappointed. I think the only person who was sad about Saturday was the nearly-legally-blind dude I met this morning who lost his glasses. Bummer.

Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival is the best that Mulberry Mountain has to offer. While Wakarusa pulses to the vibrant beat of youth culture and features many of today’s top acts across varying musical genres, Harvest offers an entirely different experience that has a way of twiddling itself into one’s heart.

Kalamazoo’s Greensky Bluegrass announce today their plans to ring in 2014 with a New Year’s Eve performance at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The NYE celebration will mark an exclamation to a banner year that was bookended by two international festival performances, with Jam Cruise in January and Strings & Sol in December. Another Mitten State band, The Crane Wives, offer support on December 31.

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