Greensky Bluegrass Kicks Off Kalamazoo Run
Greensky Bluegrass opened up their two-night hometown Thanksgiving weekend run at the Kalamazoo State Theatre on Friday night. The jamgrass quintet offered up covers of Phish, Yonder Mountain String Band, Gillian Welch and more to kick things off in Kalamazoo.
Greensky opened the concert with “Wish I Didn’t Know” followed by the Jeff Autin-penned YMSB song “Peace Of Mind.” According to Phantasy Tour, technical difficulties sidelined bassist Mike Devol for “Hot Dogs (On Parade)” and the Gillian Welch/David Rawlings tune “I Want to Sing That Rock And Roll,” which GSBG hadn’t played in nearly two years. The first set also featured Nathan Moore’s “Trying To Catch Me A Jesus” and closed out with the title track from Greensky’s 2019 album All For Money.
GSBG launched the second set with “Old Barns” followed by “What You Need.” The set also contained the first “Pig In A Pen” of 2019 for Greesnky and closed out with “Windshield.” The band would reemerge for an encore of Phish’s “Chalkdust Torture” to bring the evening to a rowdy close. Listen to the entire show taped by Todd Moore below:
Setlist via Phantasy Tour:
Set One: Wish I Didn’t Know> Peace of Mind, Hot Dogs (On Parade), I Want to Sing That Rock and Roll, The Radio Blues, Bone Digger, Fixin To Ruin, Trying To Catch Me a Jesus, A Letter to Seymour, In Control, All for Money
Set Two: Old Barns, What You Need, Tied Down, Out & Under, Broke Mountain Breakdown> Worried About the Weather, Pig in a Pen, Jaywalking, Windshield
Encore: Chalkdust Torture
 w/o Devol – technical difficulties