Greensky Bluegrass Debut Phish Cover In Chicago
On Fare Thee Well Eve in Chicago on Thursday, Greensky Bluegrass teamed up with Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass featuring the Infamous Stringdusters at the historic Chicago Theatre for a Rex Foundation benefit dubbed “High Steppin’ Into Town.” Greensky’s set included not only the expected Grateful Dead cover but a new Phish cover as well.
The Michigan bluegrass band kicked off their set with the debut of “Julius” off Phish’s 1994 Hoist LP. Paul Hoffman handled lead vocals on a tune that joins “Rift” and “Down With Disease” among Phish covers Greensky plays. Later in the set, Greensky worked “Eyes Of The World” into their own “Don’t Lie.” Keller’s set included bluegrass versions of such Grateful Dead classics as “He’s Gone,” “Jack Straw” and “Samson & Delilah.” Greensky Bluegrass collaborated with Williams’ Grateful Grass featuring the Infamous Stringdusters for an encore of “Black Muddy River” and “That’s What Love Will Make You Do” > “Franklin’s Tower.”
Watch the only media of “Julius” to surface thus far thanks to Steve Siegel:
IzeOfTheWorldPhotos shares video of “Eyes Of The World,” “Black Muddy River” and “Franklin’s Tower” from Thursday’s festivities: