Greensky Bluegrass Welcomes Drew Emmitt & Members Of Fruition In Atlanta

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Photos by: Ian Rawn

Greensky Bluegrass with Fruition :: 10.21.17
:: The Tabernacle :: Atlanta

Count Atlanta as another city with an ever-growing base of Greensky Bluegrass fans, aka “Campers.” The band made their next step up Atlanta’s venue ladder by headlining The Tabernacle on Saturday night. Their friends Fruition kicked off the evening on the final stop for the Portland, Oregon-based act’s October tour. Fruition had been covering Tom Petty at each stop on the run since the famed musician’s tragic death. In Atlanta the group closed their set and tour with another rendition of “American Girl.”

Greensky took the stage for the first of two sets at The Tab with “The Four” which they worked into “33443.” The Michigan jamgrass act presented a mix of career-spanning originals and covers with their own spin. Saturday’s first set included GSBG’s take on “Time” > “Breathe Reprise” by Pink Floyd and saw Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon add to “Reuben’s Train,” “Breaking Thru” and “Who Is Fredrico?” The second frame featured more of the same with an 18-minute “Leap Year,” “Hold On” opener and “Living Over” closer among the highlights. GSBG was joined by Fruition’s Jay Cobb Anderson and Mimi Naja for a cover of J.J. Cale’s “After Midnight.” For the encore, Greensky honored the late great Gregg Allman and the home state Allman Brothers Band with a take on “Midnight Rider.” Photographer Ian Rawn was on hand to capture the action:

Watch Fruition cover “American Girl” thanks to PanicChefATL:

Greensky Bluegrass Setlist (via PT GSBG)

Set One: The Four > 33443, Kerosene, Time > Breathe Reprise, Hit Parade of Love, Dustbowl Overture, Past My Prime, Reuben’s Train*, Breaking Thru*, Who Is Frederico?*

Set 2: Bringing in the Georgia Mail, Hold On> Miss September, After Midnight**, Leap Year, Take Cover,Jaywalking, Burn Them, Living Over

Encore: Midnight Rider

  • * – w/ Drew Emmitt (mandolin & vocals)
  • ** – w/ Jay Cobb Anderson (guitar & vocals), Mimi Naja (mandolin & vocals)
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