Members Of Greensky Bluegrass, Infamous Stringdusters & More Perform As Denver Bluegrass Allstars
On Friday, a supergroup dubbed the Denver Bluegrass Allstars made their debut with a livestreamed performance at Mighty Fine Studios in Denver to benefit the newly established Arnold Shultz Fund, which was created to help support activities increasing participation of people of color in bluegrass music. The band featured Tyler Grant, Paul Hoffman of Greensky Bluegrass, Leftover Salmon‘s Greg Garrison and Andy Hall and Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters.
The quintet performed songs from each of their repertoires as well as traditional tunes. Up first was Bill Monroe’s “I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky” and The ‘Dusters’ “Fire” before Hoffman led the troupe through GSBG favorite “Past My Prime.” Tyler then stepped into the spotlight for his own original “Witch Creek” and the traditional “The Old Cow Died.” Next, Andy Hall handled lead vocals on Pete Seeger and Lee Hays’ “If I Had A Hammer,” a song Andy Falco sings when The Infamous Stringdusters play it.
Hoffman then discussed how he excited he was to perform with this particular group of musicians before belting out “Past My Prime,” a Greensky Bluegrass song played by request of Pandolfi. The two-hour set continued with Bill Withers’ “Grandma’s Hands,” GSBG original “I’d Probably Kill You,” Grant’s “March Winds” and Bill Emerson’s “Home Of The Red Fox.” Grant then led the group through Nix and Penn’s “Like A Road,” a song Jerry Garcia performed with a number of solo bands. Speaking of Garcia, a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Casey Jones” was followed by The Infamous Stringdusters’ “Black Elk” to end the set.
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Set: I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky, Fire, Past My Prime, Witch Creek, The Old Cow Died, If I Had A Hammer, All Four, Grandma’s Hands, I’d Probably Kill You, March Winds > Home Of The Red Fox, Like A Road, Casey Jones, Black Elk