Today, Greensky Bluegrass has announced that they are once again set to hit the road once again, beginning, well…. now actually.
Though the band of hearty players have been together for quite some time, overdue national recognition that, for whatever the reason eluded the string band for far too long,Â has only been a relatively recent occurrence. And though the band would be the very first to say that they haven’t “arrived,” it is clear that their fanbase is only growing with each and every passing gig.
Mostly known for a live show that primarily consists of an intensely fast brand of bluegrass and leaves no stone unturned, the quintet (Paul Hoffman- mandolin, vocals | Anders Beck- drop-steel/Dobro | Michael Arlen Bont- banjo | Dave Bruzza- guitar, vocals | Mike Devol- bass) earns its fans the old fashioned way, by playing as though every gig were their last.Â However, Greensky is more than a band that blows minds with a fervent style of play. They are equally — and uniquely — equipped affect crowds through numbers that are lyrically heartfelt and musically poignant with numbers such as the title track to their most recent studio offering (that made Honest Tune‘s top 11 of 2011 list), Handguns. (see below to stream the title track from Handguns)
Courtesy of a string of large festival appearances, the band seemingly gains a new legion at every stop, and therefore, their tours have begun to branch out far beyond those of a mere three years ago; and with shows ranging from Chicago to Philadelphia and a two-night stand in Denver, a trip to Seattle and even a couple of dates in Montana, most will be within a short distance of the band at some point this fall… unless you live in the South.
Further, Greensky will be on hand at two large fall festivals, Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Halloween Ball and The Werk Out, that is held on the same piece of land that welcomed All Good this year (hosted by The Werks).
A full list of dates is below…
Sep 08 Abbey Pub Chicago, IL
Sep 12 Rex Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 13 The Blockley Philadelphia, PA
Sep 14 The 8×10 Baltimore, MD
Sep 15 Pearl Street Night Club Northampton, MA
Sep 18 Paul Hoffman SOLO The Union – Kalamazoo Free show – 9-11pm
Sep 21 The Werk Out Music & Arts Festival Thornville, OH
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Also appearing: The Werks, Lotus, Rusted Root, Everyone Orchestra and more.
Sep 22 Bluegrass For Babies Cincinnati, OH
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Benefit to improve Children’s Health.
Sep 27 The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Sep 28 The Majestic Madison, WI
Sep 29 People’s on Court Des Moines, IA
Oct 11 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
Oct 12 The Village at Grand Traverse Commons Traverse City, MI
Oct 13 The Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
Oct 18 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
Oct 19 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
Oct 20 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
Oct 23 Zebra Lounge Bozeman, MT
Oct 24 Top Hat Missoula, MT
Oct 25 Nectar Lounge Seattle, WA
Oct 26 Mt. Tabor Theater Portland, OR
Oct 28 Hangtown Halloween Ball Placerville, CA
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Also appearing: Railroad Earth, Del McCoury Band, Karl Denson, Blind Pilot,
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Keller Williams & Travelin’ McCourys, Infamous Stringdusters, Emmitt-Nershi…
Oct 31 The Independent San Francisco, CA
Nov 02 The Mint Los Angeles, CA
Nov 03 Winston’s San Diego, CA
Jan 07 Jam Cruise 11 Caribbean Sea
Also appearing: moe., MMW & Scofield, funky Meters, Galactic, KDTU, Femi Kuti, Big Gigantic, Steel Pulse and a whole lot more!
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[VIDEO] On the Scene at Springfest with Elephant Revival, Donna the Buffalo, Emmitt Nershi, The Stringdusters, Greensky, Yonder Mountain & Larry Keel
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— Honest Tune Magazine (@HonestTuneMag) September 8, 2012