Watch Greensky Bluegrass Set Red Rocks Ablaze With Jimi Hendrix Cover

The band brought pyro with them for this year’s return to Red Rocks.

By Andy Kahn Sep 18, 2023 8:19 am PDT

This weekend, Greensky Bluegrass returned to Red Rocks outside of Denver where they first performed 10 years ago. This time around the band brought pyrotechnics with them, lighting up the scenic venue on Friday and Saturday night and ending the run with a fitting debut cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire.”

Saturday’s concert began with an opening set by Sierra Ferrell and her band. Ferrell was brought out during Greensky Bluegrass’ first set to perform her part on Zach Bryan’s “Holy Roller,” which was also a debut for GSBG.

Ferrell’s bandmates, mandolinist Josh Rilko and guitarist Oliver Bates Craven, emerged during Greensky’s second set to sit in on “Burn Them.” The fiery pyrotechnics were on display during “Burn Them,” blasting large flames behind the band and their guests.

Fittingly given the added stage effects, “Fire” by Jimi Hendrix (who died on this date in 1970) was covered at the onset of the encore. “Living Over” then closed out the weekend at Red Rocks.

Watch the pyro-enhanced “Fire” debut, as well as “Burn Them” and, from Friday’s Red Rocks concert, “Kerosene” and “Born To Be Wild,” via the audience-shot videos below:


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Setlist (via GSBG PT)

Set One: Give a Shit, Old Barns, Blood Sucking F(r)iends, Distracted, Holy Roller [1][2], Reasons to Stay, Train Junkie, Handle With Care, Born Again

Set Two: How Mountain Girls Can Love, Burn Them [3], The Radio Blues, Screams, All Four, Tarpology > The Boys of Summer > Tarpology > Windshield, Run or Die

Encore: Fire [2], Living Over

Notes:

  • [1] w/ Sierra Ferrell (vocals)
  • [2] first time played
  • [3] w/ Josh Rilko (mando), Oliver Bates Craven (guitar)
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