Watch Greensky Bluegrass & Infamous Stringdusters Let It All Hang Out For Collaborative Encore In Los Angeles

GSBG’s set at The Bellwether featured Holly Bowling on keys throughout as well as guest appearances by Joel Cummins and Chris Pandolfi.

By Scott Bernstein Nov 6, 2023 10:44 am PST

Greensky Bluegrass ended a run of shows with The Infamous Stringdusters on Saturday at The Bellwether in Los Angeles. Both bands loaded the stage along with GSBG guest keyboardist Holly Bowling for a two-song collaborative encore in L.A. on a night that also featured a surprise appearance by Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist Joel Cummins.

The Infamous Stringdusters — banjoist Chris Pandolfi, fiddler Jeremy Garrett, guitarist Andry Falco, bassist Travis Book and dobro player Andy Hall — delivered a set to kick off the evening. The quintet mixed fan-favorite originals such as “Rise Sun,” “Gravity” and “Let It Go” with a batch of covers including the Grateful Dead’s “Tennessee Jed,” Jimmy Webb’s “Highwayman” and Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.”

Saturday’s Greensky set was another “#6reensky” affair featuring Bowling on keys throughout. The band — mandolin player Paul Hoffman, bassist Mike Devol, dobroist Anders Beck, guitarist Dave Bruzza and banjoist Michael Bont — was also joined by Bowling as well as all five ‘Dusters when they returned for the encore.

The GreenDust encore began with Travis Book handling lead vocals on the Benny “Burle” Galloway-penned “How Far I’d Fall For You,” a song that is part of both bands’ repertoires. A series of solos from multiple members of each group as well as Bowling gave way to “After Midnight.” Dave Bruzza helmed the song written and originally released by J.J. Cale in 1966 which Eric Clapton covered for his self-titled 1970 solo album.

Check audience-shot video of Saturday’s collaborative encore below:


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GSBG and Holly Bowling began their set on Saturday by coupling live staples “Burn Them” and “Courage For The Road.” The six musicians then honored L.A.’s own Dawes by debuting a cover of the band’s “Someone Will.” Chris Pandolfi emerged after the “Take Cover” that followed to lend a hand on the original “Screams” and Greensky’s first take on Flatt & Scruggs’ “Shuckin’ The Corn” since February 4, 2016.

Joel Cummins emerged a few songs later to take a spot in keys world next to Holly Bowling on the Norton Buffalo number “Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox.” Cummins and Bowling engaged in a call-and-response segment during the extended version of the song that was frequently played by the Jerry Garcia Band. #6reensky ended the lengthy frame with a pairing of “Distracted” and “Worried About The Weather.”

Watch additional fan-shot video captured during #6reensky’s set on Saturday:


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Greensky Bluegrass (See 539 videos) and Holly Bowling (See 104 videos)

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John Ziegwied-Front & Center Concert Videos (See 7 videos)
Greensky Bluegrass (See 539 videos) , Holly Bowling (See 104 videos) and Joel Cummins (See 39 videos)

Greensky Bluegrass resumes their fall tour on Tuesday with Lindsay Lou as support at the Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City. The Infamous Stringdusters return to the stage in Boise on Tuesday.

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Setlist (via Phantasy Tour)

Set: Burn Them, Courage for the Road, Someone Will [1], Take Cover, Screams [2], Shuckin’ the Corn [2], Fixin To Ruin, In Control, Cold Feet, Ain’t No Bread in the Breadbox [3], Distracted, Worried About the Weather

Encore: How Far I’d Fall for You [4] > After Midnight [4]

  • [1] – first time played
  • [2] – w/ Chris Pandolfi (banjo)
  • [3] – w/ Joel Cummins (keys)
  • – w/ Travis Book (bass), Andy Falco (guitar), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), Andy Hall (Dobro), Chris Pandolfi (banjo)
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