Full Show Audio: Greensky Bluegrass Honors The Band With Guests In Kalamazoo


On Saturday night, Greensky Bluegrass held the second of two shows at the State Theatre in their hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan. The night ended with the bluegrass outfit offering a run of songs originally performed by The Band.

GSBG opened the first set with “Hold On” and a couple songs later offered a take on The Travelling Wilburys’ “Handle With Care.” The opening set came to a close with a lengthy performance of “Leap Year.”

The second set started with “Wings For Wheels” followed by a jammed out “Kerosene.” Greensky also stretched out “Broke Mountain Breakdown” in the middle of the set and closed the second half with a take on The Band’s “The Shape I’m In.” A third set followed with Joshua Davis, Rachel Davis, Dominic Davis, Mike Lynch and Mike Shimmin sitting-in The Band’s “Up On Cripple Creek,” Bobby Charles’ “Down South In New Orleans” and Neil Young’s “Helpless” which were played at The Band’s famed Last Waltz concert that took place on Thanksgiving night 40 years ago. The collective also worked up a rendition of The Band’s “Don’t Do It.”

A guest-filled cover of “The Weight” held down the encore slot as a final tribute to The Band. A complete audience recording of Saturday’s GSBG concert was shared by Jason Harter, listen here:

Setlist (via Camp Greensky)

Set One: Hold On, Run Or Die, Less Than Supper, Handle With Care, Forget Everything, Tied Down, Merely Avoiding, While Waiting, Leap Year

Set Two: Wings For Wheels, Kerosene, I’d Probably Kill You, Broke Mountain Breakdown > Old Barns, More Of Me, Just To Lie, Windshield > The Shape I’m In

Set Three: Up On Cripple Creek (1), Down South In New Orleans (2), Helpless (2), Don’t Do It (3)

Encore: The Weight (2)

  • (1) – w/ Joshua Davis, Rachel Davis, Dominic Davis, Mike Lynch, Mike Shimmin, Dave Bruzza on drums, no Mike Devol
  • (2) – Everyone, plus Mike Devol on electric bass
  • (3) – w/ Joshua Davis, Rachel Davis, Dominic Davis, Mike Lynch, Mike Shimmin, Dave Bruzza on drums, Mike Devol on tambourine