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GreenSky Tours and Records

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Through a combination of hard work and creative talent, the members of GreenSky, the improvisational bluegrass band, have come a long way since their start in 2000 playing in living rooms and at open mic events in their hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Today, they are playing some of the most legendary venues in the United States, including a performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, and have gotten rave reviews for their jam-based performances from journalists at publications ranging from local newspapers to Rolling Stone Magazine.

The five member band has been on the road for roughly a decade and a half, and they are now realizing the fruits of their labors through becoming a headlining act. They have long been known for the energy of their live shows, which are a combination of traditional music and psychedelic jamming.

While labeled a bluegrass or traditional act, the band defies classification. GreenSky does not have a drummer, yet their shows are rowdy events where the audience joins in through singing and stomping their feet. While they are not a rock band, they perform with a full light show. GreenSky has a reverence for roots music, but they are hardly playing music that belongs in a museum; in fact, they’ve been known to run their dobro sound through an amplifier!

GreenSky fans have the loyalty of Deadheads, and they frequently travel for miles to catch the band live when they are in the area. Although GreenSky made their reputation as a live act, they’ve also done a number of highly acclaimed studio albums. They plan to release a new record, All For Money, in January of 2019 and then hit the road to promote it. As a treat to fans, behind-the-scenes video footage of the recording of the album will be released along with the music.

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