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
Listen to Episode Six of ‘The JamBase Podcast’ featuring “The Rundown” of the latest news, “Reelin’ In The Years” with Ivan Neville & “All Access” starring Jenna Lebowitz.
Organizers of the Summer Camp Music Festival have unveiled the second round of this year’s lineup.
Check out the diverse lineup for next month’s ‘Jubilee – A Celebration Of Jerry Garcia’ benefit tribute concert.
Pioneering jamgrass act Leftover Salmon has confirmed a batch of dates in support of their new album, ‘Something Higher.’
Guitarist Dickey Betts will make his return to the stage for the first time in nearly four years in the Allman Brothers Band’s hometown of Macon, Georgia.
This summer, Slightly Stoopid will team with Stick Figure and Pepper for a cross-country tour.