May 03 2017

Greensky Bluegrass Continues Saturday's Music Madness

By: Finn Turnbull

Fans of bluegrass, rock and roll, and just plain good music do not want to miss out on Saturday’s late night Jazz Fest show at the House of Blues. The jamtastic and innovative Greensky Bluegrass will be taking the stage after the festival day ends on May 6th. 

Greensky Bluegrass is a bluegrass band that breaks all the rules of the sound, dabbling in multiple genres, but utilizing traditional ole-timey instruments such as banjo, double bass, madolin, and dobro. Since forming in 2000 in Michigan, they’ve released six critically-acclaimed studio albums and a handful of live albums. They are quite embedded in the jam band scene, having adopted a full psychedelic light show, encouraging fans to record live performances, and having a tendency to improvise and extend their songs. Also, their fanbase, known as “campers,” loyally follow them from show to show much like any other jam band. They’ve come a long way from starting as a three-piece to selling out huge venues such as the Red Rocks Amphitheater. 

Campers and festival-goers alike will be filling the House of Blues main room, sure not to miss a second of what will undoubtedly be a night of intense foot-stomping and face-melting. The members of Greensky love New Orleans, from the food, to the drink, to the music, to the simple adventurous nature of the city. So, what can only be expected is a musical adventure of their own that will certainly be the cherry on top of any musical endeavors this Saturday. 

Greensky Bluegrass Continues Saturday's Music Madness


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