Members Of Leftover Salmon & Lil Smokies Join Greensky Bluegrass At Bender Jamboree

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Greensky Bluegrass closed out the action on the Pool Deck last night for the 2019 Bender Jamboree music festival at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The quintet followed Saturday’s guest-filled performance with a Sunday set that featured contributions from members of Leftover Salmon and The Lil Smokies.

Paul Hoffman led his mates through “Windshield” to start and the band worked the beloved tune into “Take Cover” from 2016’s Shouted, Written Down & Quoted. Greensky then worked just their third cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re An American Band” since the beginning of 2018 into the middle of “Take Cover.” The first jam of the night came as part of “Bring Out Your Dead,” which as usual followed the “Before Bring Out Your Dead” noise-heavy intro. Dobroist Andy Dunnigan and fiddler Jake Simpson of The Lil Smokies then emerged for “Living Over.” Dunnigan handled vocals on the second verse of the set’s second set from Shouted, Written Down & Quoted, while Simpson took a fierce violin solo.

The double dose of Shouted, Written Down & Quoted continued with “Past My Prime,” which bled into a take on Cris Jacobs’ “Bone Digger.” Next, Greensky pulled the pairing of “Wish I Didn’t Know” and “It’s Not Mine Anymore” from their recently released All For Money LP. Finally, Leftover Salmon keyboardist Erik Deutsch helped the quintet close out the set and the Pool Deck action with a quick romp through “I’d Probably Kill You” and the group’s rendition of “Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox” by Norton Buffalo. Listen to Sunday’s set taped by Keith Litzenberger via Archive.org:

Setlist

Set: Windshield, Take Cover(1)(2) > We’re An American Band > Take Cover, Before Bring Out Your Dead > Bring Out Your Dead, Living Over(3)(4), Past My Prime > Bone Digger, Wish I Didn’t Know > It’s Not Mine Anymore, I’d Probably Kill You(5), Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox (5)(2)

  • (1) “Big Top” theme tease
  • (2) “Every Little Thing” teases
  • (3) With Jake Simpson and Andy Dunnigan
  • (4) Second verse sang by Andy Dunnigan
  • (5) With Erik Deutsch

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