Greensky Bluegrass Busts Out ‘Through The Bottom Of The Glass’ In Portland


Greensky Bluegrass continued their 2020 winter tour at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine on Thursday night. The jamgrass outfit dusted off a cover of “Through The Bottom Of The Glass,” a song made popular by bluegrass band The Seldom Scene, for the first time in 15 years to close out the evening.

Greensky kicked things off with the closing track from Bob Dylan’s 1969 album Nashville Skyline, “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You,” which was last played by GSBG on September 8, 2018. The first set also contained favorites like “Can’t Make Time” and “Train Junkie.” “What You Need” marked the band’s first play from their 2019 album All For Money. The set came to a close with “Leap Year.”

Part two got underway with “Before Bring Out Your Dead” into “Bring Out Your Dead” from Greensky’s 2011 album Handguns. The band then returned to All For Money material with “Cathedral Eyes” before heading back to Handguns for “Blood Sucking F(r)iends” and “All Four” ahead of the John Hartford classic “Steam Powered Aeroplane.” The Dave Bruzza-penned “Bottle Dry” followed before “The Four” and “Fixin To Ruin.” Greensky Bluegrass closed out the second set with “Wish I Didn’t Know” which led into Prince’s “When Doves Cry.” The band reemerged to deliver “Through The Bottom Of The Glass” for the first time in over 1,600 shows as per PT GSBG.


Setlist via Phantasy Tour

Set One: Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You, Who Is Frederico?, Can’t Make Time, Train Junkie, What You Need, Through the Trees, Leap Year

Set Two: Before Bring Out Your Dead > Bring Out Your Dead, Cathedral Eyes, Blood Sucking F(r)iends, All Four, Steam Powered Aeroplane, Bottle Dry, The Four, Fixin To Ruin, Wish I Didn’t Know > When Doves Cry

Encore: Through the Bottom of the Glass


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