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