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Watch The Lil Smokies cover Dawes’ “When My Time Comes” featuring Paul Hoffman of Greensky Bluegrass.
Montana-based string band The Lil Smokies unveiled pro-shot video featuring a performance of “Decades” from their Fall 2018 run at The Bluebird Theater.
The Lil Smokies shared a cover of Tom Petty’s ‘Learning To Fly’ for an installment of their SnowGhost Singles series.
Montana string band The Lil Smokies will soon release a live album entitled ‘Live At The Bluebird.’
Listen to Greensky Bluegrass close the main stage action at the 2019 Bender Jamboree music festival in Las Vegas with help from Leftover Salmon’s Erik Deutsch and both Jake Simpson and Andy Dunnigan of The Lil Smokies.
The Lil Smokies added their own spin to The Barr Brothers’ “Even The Darkness Has Arms” for the latest SnowGhost Singles installment.
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About The Lil Smokies
When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their new album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass roots with the punch of a rock band.“We wanted to duplicate the energy of our live shows. It’s a perfect mixture of improvisation and composition. The record shows how fearless we’ve become in the last year,” says Andy Dunnigan, lead songwriter, singer and dobro player. They cut Changing Shades in a lighthearted, week-long session at SnowGhost Music in Whitefish, MT with engineer Brett Allen (The Avett Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Béla Fleck) and co-producer Rob Gordon (Elephant Revival). “It was a breeze,” Dunnigan says. “Rob got us to focus on what makes each song special. We refined and recorded them live, together in one room, just like on stage.”
The first incarnation of The Lil Smokies got together in Missoula, Montana, during the winter of 2009. Through the years, the band transformed and settled into the current lineup – Scott Parker on bass; Jake Simpson on fiddle; Matt Rieger on guitar; Matt Cornette on banjo and Dunnigan on dobro. Previously, the band has won the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and took home the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award. They’ve also wowed fans at the High Sierra, FreshGrass, Telluride Bluegrass, Grey Fox, Del Fest, Floyd Fest and String Summit festivals, to name a few.
Stream audio, read a recap and check out the setlists from Phish’s Camp Oswego festival, which came to a close on this date in 1999.
John Popper with Twidde and Cory Wong with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are among the collaborative sets that have been added to the 2019 LOCKN’ lineup.
Greensky Bluegrass recruited members of the Jon Stickley Trio for “Casual Wednesday” shenanigans at The NorVa in Norfolk.
Phish unveiled pro-shot video of the 38-minute “Ruby Waves” from Sunday night at Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wisconsin.
Nationals Park will host a Grateful Dead Night in August when the Washington Nationals take on the Cincinnati Reds.