With the live concert industry upended and life in general in America under near lockdown with health officials suggesting the public remain home and not gather due to the coronavirus / COVID-19, Greensky Bluegrass is taking a ‘casual’ approach to enrich fans with music. Today the band announces its ‘Live From the Archive’ video series to encourage community and combat social distancing fatigue. Expanding on the band’s signature mid-week riffage that occurs each Wednesday while touring, the ‘Live From the Archive’ video series dips into archives with full sets as well as behind the scenes footage along with other surprises.
Debuting tonight via the Greensky Bluegrass Facebook page (www.facebook.com/greenskybluegrass) and will be archived on the band’s YouTube page (www.youtube.com/greenskybluegrass), Paul Hoffman offers details on the new cyber-tradition: “we’ve been looking thru the archives for things to release for you watch at home. so tonight, set one from the kalamazoo state theatre 2014. this was the end of a long fall tour. 40+ dates. remember that methane skull print? If Sorrows Swim was new. kalamazoo bookend’ed the fall with the release of that album on 9/9/14. let’s get together at 9 pm ET and roll back the years. ill join you!”
Fans are encouraged to tune in, join the watch party, share the feed with friends, chat it up in the comments and gather in the sanctity of the home; enjoying music together from our safe respite in these challenging, new times.
Paul shares a few more details about the plans to come noting, “we’ve got time for ideas so we’ll be back with other things to pass the time and fill your homes with music. maybe some live stuff. alternate song versions. interviews. behind the scenes in the studio. xoxo -ph”