GREENSKY BLUEGRASS



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While their choice of name originally started out as a play on words it’s actually far more telling about their music than they might have imagined.  The bluegrass part we all get, with dobro, guitar, banjo, upright bass and mandolin it’s hard not to be a bluegrass band, but the Greensky part, well, let’s say that’s the other side of the coin, the open-ended part of their music that knows no bounds, just like the wide open sky. That’s why they are as likely to rip through a three minute tune as focused and steady rollin’ as a freight train or extend the jam into a ten minute excursion while working in elements of some of their personal favorites, be it Jimi Hendrix or Talking Heads. So, yes it’s bluegrass music, but it’s so much more…They’re masterful storytellers and pen some real fine ballads. They can also rock. Greensky are unquestionably a team of friends that traverse the country making music they enjoy. Since winning the 2006 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest, this quintet from Kalamazoo, Michigan has been touring constantly, playing over 170 shows a year, and all the hard work is certainly paying off. The boys have four albums to their credit, their most recent Handguns was released last year, and prior to that, Five Interstates, produced by Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone.



2012 LINEUP
Ben Harper
STS9
Railroad Earth
Galactic
Built To Spill
Toots and The Maytals
Ryan Bingham
ALO
Matisyahu
Lotus
Delta Spirit
Soulive
Heartless Bastards
Big Gigantic
The Devil Makes Three
Deer Tick
Greensky Bluegrass
Garage A Trois
Paper Diamond
The Slip
Lettuce
Surprise Me Mr. Davis
Grupo Fantasma
MarchFourth Marching Band
Mocean Worker
The Motet: Funk Is Dead!
Skerik's Bandalabra
Red Baraat
The TRIO feat. Johnny Vidacovich, Ike Stubblefield and Grant Green Jr.
The Stooges Brass Band
The New Orleans Suspects
Ben Sollee
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
Silent Frisco
Nathan Moore
The Lumineers
Marco Benevento
Elephant Revival
Papadosio
Split Lip Rayfield
Rubblebucket
Birds of Chicago
Brokedown In Bakersfield
Delicate Steve
Gardens & Villa
David Garza
Dead Winter Carpenters
Kids These Days
Y La Bamba
Mike Dillon Band
Steve Poltz
Matt The Electrician
Big Light
The Nibblers
Living Folklore
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Artists-at-Large:
- Skerik
- Mike Dillon
- "Delicate" Steve Marion
- Sunny Jain (Red Baraat)



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