Greensky Bluegrass is fresh off the first weekend of their winter tour, which saw sold out crowds in Indianapolis, Memphis, and Nashville. After a 2-week East coast stint, the band will come back to the Midwest for a Madison Theater show on February 8.
GSBG continuously finds new ways to gray the line between bluegrass and rock. Whether you’re coming to see Anders Beck use his resonator slide guitar work to bring a jam to a frenzy or mandolinist/lead singer Paul Hoffman belt out catchy sing-along melodies- your jaw will be left on the floor just the same. The jamgrass band’s unique blend of sincere songwriting, long stretches of tight improvisation, high level stage production, and propensity for guest sit-ins (the latest being bluegrass legend Sam Bush in Nashville) has the band selling out shows across the country. In fact- their Madison Theater show last February was one of few on their Winter tour to not sell out and I wouldn’t count on being able to get tickets on the day of the show.
When the band comes back to the Midwest, they’ll be bringing fellow Michigander Joshua Davis with them as the supporting act. It’s clear that GSBG has great respect for the The Voice finalist, as they routinely cover his song “Last Winter in Copper Country” and have brought him onstage to sing that tune when the two happen to be sharing festival bills.
Bonus: Walk a block down Madison to The Octave after GSBG for an unofficial Grateful Dead tribute after party with guitar legend Joe Marcinek leading his band with members of Hyryder and Strange Mechanics.