Greensky Bluegrass Welcomes Lindsay Lou & Mike Shimmin For ‘Islands In The Stream’ Cover


On Saturday night Greensky Bluegrass headlined the 2016 installment of Hoxeyville in their home state of Michigan. The jamgrass act welcomed two fellow Michigan-based musicians for a Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers cover as part of their Hoxeyville appearance.

Greensky Bluegrass opened with their new single, “Past My Prime” and treated fans to a first set that mixed covers and originals. Among the covers was a version of Parton & Rogers’ 1983 hit “Islands In The Stream.” Paul Hoffman dueted with Lindsay Lou of Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys on “Islands In The Stream,” which also featured contributions from percussionist Mike Shimmin. The second set included a number of inventive pairings such as “Leap Year” > “Foxy Lady” > “Leap Year” and “Don’t Lie” > “Eyes Of The World” > “Don’t Lie.” Greensky finally concluded “Leap Year” as part of their Hoxeyville encore.

Watch fan-shot video of “Islands In The Stream” captured by Michelle Batson:

In other Greensky Bluegrass news, the band has announced a three-night stand at Denver’s Ogden Theatre December 1 – 3. A pre-sale is underway now via the group’s website.

Setlist (via Camp Greensky)

Set One: Past My Prime, Take Cover, Jaywalking, Handle With Care, The Four, Bringing In The Georgia Mail, I’d Probably Kill You, Broke Mountain Breakdown (1)(2)(3) > Wings For Wheels, Islands In The Stream (4), Living Over

Set Two: Demons (5), Leap Year > Foxy Lady > (6) Leap Year, Yellow Eyes, Cryin’ Holy Unto the Lord, In Control, Letter to Seymour, Don’t Lie > Eyes of the World > Don’t Lie

Encore: Worried About The Weather (7) > Leap Year > Worried About The Weather

  • (1) “Whole Lotta Love” tease prior to song
  • (2) “Girlfriend is Better” jam
  • (3) Unfinished
  • (4) With Lindsay Lou & Mike Shimmin
  • (5) “Islands in the Stream” tease prior to song
  • (6) Lyrics changed to “Hoxey Lady” for Schmydt
  • (7) “Yellow Eyes” tease