Greensky Bluegrass brings their All For Money tour to the Madison Theater on January 16, in what has become a welcome post-holiday tradition for the Kalamazoo-based jamgrass group. Much like last year, the band is hot off a multi-night sold out critically-acclaimed New Year’s Even run at the Riviera Theater in Chicago and ready to take that momentum into their winter tour. This month’s show promises to be the best yet for a number of reasons. Paul Hoffman (mandolin/vocals), Dave Bruzza (guitar/vocals), Michael Bont (banjo), Mike Devol (bass), and Anders Beck (dobro) will be geared up ahead of the release of their 7th studio album, All For Money, two days later on the 18th. Fans at the Madison Theater won’t have to wait to hear all the new material as the group is sure to be taking the material for a test run on the upcoming tour.
Read our review of All For Moneyhere.
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Plus, the show is on a Wednesday- or better known as “Casual Wednesday” among the GSBG diehards- which means we’ll likely hear the fan-favorite song by the same name and the chances for bust-outs, new covers, or other shenanigans are high. On an infamous Casual Wednesday in 2017, the band played a full set of Grateful Dead covers to a delighted crowd in North Carolina.
The band is bringing Circles Around The Sun to open the show, an instrumental psychedelic jam group founded by guitarist Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood) that formed to provide the setbreak music during the Grateful Dead 50th anniversary shows in San Francisco and Chicago in 2015. The music was so well-received that it was released as its own album, Interludes for the Dead, leading the group to begin touring. The quartet recently released their sophomore album, 2018’s Let it Wander.