Greensky Bluegrass Details Halloween Weekend Outdoor Concerts & Livestreams
Greensky Bluegrass will celebrate their 20th anniversary with a series of three drive-in concerts over Halloween Weekend at Blue Ridge Falls outside Brevard, North Carolina October 29 – 31. The shows will also be livestreamed via HYFI.com.
Read a statement from GSBG mandolinist Paul Hoffman below:
We’re already pretty nostalgic. tales of tours past, crazy shows we played and the countless friends we’ve made are often the fuel for reminiscing. as we approached the twentieth anniversary of meeting and starting this thing that changed our lives, the topic of the ‘good ole days’ became more common.
then… a year without shows arrived. if ever there was a time to look back, being stuck at home made for quite a setting to reflect.
dave, bont and myself met in the fall of 2000. they were playing an open mic i went to. i had just purchased a mandolin and basically said, “hey. i like david grisman. can we be friends?”
the three of us became five somewhere between touring in a 4runner and a van. twenty years is still about this whole band tho. there is no part of greensky in my heart that doesn’t include all of us. we encouraged devol to play bass so we could tour and we became four effortlessly. when anders suggested joining us, we brought him out for a tour right away to test the waters all the while knowing we would never be a quartet again. i feel the same way about everyone who has helped us along the way. our manager, our agents, the crew we travel with and all the promoters who support us from there to here.
i’m so proud of what we have all created. the five of us faced a lot of grueling challenges and setbacks along the way but, really, it was always a blast. i can recall many times when only 10 people showed up to some show we drove for days to make. we always overcame the disappointment with music and making just one of those 10 people stoked.
i’m incredibly honored that my piece of the world is traveling around spreading joy with this family we created together. our crew, our fans, the other musicians, and all the venues are a community i couldn’t imagine my life without.
thank you so much to bruzza and bont for letting this 18yr old hippie swing by to learn bluegrass that autumn twenty years ago. it lead us to devol. then anders. and soooo much more.
enough of the past, let’s get outside and play some music to celebrate. see you in asheville.