Greensky Bluegrass Extends U.S. Routing
Greensky Bluegrass says it has been having so much fun on tour that the guys have signed on for another round of gigs. Cities on the routing include New Orleans; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Raleigh, N.C.; and Tusla, Okla.
The band has a new album to show off – 2016’s Shouted, Written Down & Quoted.
During a phone interview in October, Pollstar talked to mandolinist/lead vocalist Paul Hoffman about recording the LP, the band’s songwriting process and his introduction to the bluegrass world.
Hoffman also chatted about the live show and how the band keeps the setlist interesting.
“We play not only two sets a night, we play a different show every night,” Hoffman said. “We have a lot of fans that come to a lot of shows, like 30-plus a year. So our catalog of music is pretty large. Not all original but maybe over 200 songs. From show to show in one week, we’ll play the new record the most but we mix in all of our material and various covers and things from over the course of all of our catalog. We just kind of mix it up and play all of our material in a rotation [and] every couple of shows we’ll play a song again.”
Dylan Langille – Greensky Bluegrass
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colo.
Greensky’s previously announced late winter/early spring tour continues with Thursday night’s show in Columbia, S.C., at the Music Farm Columbia.
The new dates are bookended by appearances at Beale Street Music Festival and Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Here’s the routing:
May 5 – Memphis, Tenn., Tom Lee Park (Beale Street Music Festival)
May 6 – New Orleans, La., House Of Blues
May 9 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Culture Room
May 10 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., Jannus Live
May 11 – Macon, Ga., Cox Capitol Theatre
May 12 – Raleigh, N.C., The Ritz
May 13 – Norfolk, Va., The NorVa
May 14 – Wilmington, N.C., Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
May 17 – Fayetteville, Ark., George’s Majestic Lounge
May 18 – Tulsa, Okla., Cain’s Ballroom
May 19 – Kansas City, Mo., TBA
May 20 – Moosic, Pa., Pavilion At Montage Mountain (Susquehanna Breakdown)
May 26 – Evans, Ga., Evans Towne Center Park (Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que Festival)
May 27 – Axton, Va., Pop’s Farm (Rooster Walk)
May 28 – Thornville, Ohio, Legend Valley (Dark Star Jubilee)
June 1 – Kalamazoo, Mich., Bell’s Back Room / Beer Garden
June 2 – Kalamazoo, Mich., Bell’s Back Room / Beer Garden
June 3 – Kalamazoo, Mich., Bell’s Back Room / Beer Garden
June 09 – Eau Claire, Wis., Whispering Pines Campground (Blue Ox Music Festival)
June 10 – Indianapolis, Ind., Garfield Park
June 11 – Manchester, Tenn., Great Stage Park (Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival)
Fan club presale tickets are available now. Tickets go on sale to the general public May 10.
Visit GreenskyBluegrass.com for more information.