Greensky Bluegrass

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On the heels of the success of the Aiken Bluegrass Festival’s 2013 spring event the festival will return to Aiken this spring on May 9th and 10th, 2014. With an eclectic mix of traditional and progressive bluegrass, the 10th annual Aiken Bluegrass Festival promises to be the most exciting year to date. “What defines us as an event is our knack for booking bands that enjoy sharing the stage; friends who happily sit in on each other’s sets” says event director, Christian Schaumann.

Since their founding at the turn of the millennium, the five members of Greensky Bluegrass have fashioned a dynamic, intoxicating sound rooted in classic stringband Americana while branching outward to effortlessly encompass an array of styles and techniques.

If summertime is the only time you make it to a killer music festival, you must not be from Colorado. Us cold-blooded mountain people could care less about below freezing temperatures and blustering blizzards. Live music is the lifeblood of Colorado’s thriving entertainment industry and the people want it all year round. Maybe one year somebody would be brave enough to host a winter camping festival, but for now, we have a few awesome concepts that are making the dead of winter a time to party at desirable festival grounds and see our favorite bands throw down a hootenanny.

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.

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