On Thursday night, Greensky Bluegrass opened their early-2019 All For Money tour with a performance at Albany, NY’s The Palace Theatre with support from Circles Around The Sun.
After opening with “A Letter To Seymour” and “In Control”, the five-piece moved into a stretched-out take on “All For Money”, the title track from their upcoming album. “The Four” > “Bottle Dry” were up next, followed by “Into The Rafters”, “Like Reflections”, “Burn Them”, and “Blood Sucking F(r)iends”. An improv-heavy “All Four” anchored the first set before a cover of Dire Straits‘ “Money For Nothing” sent the show into setbreak.
Set two opened with “Old Barns” before moving into a pair of All For Money tracks, “Murder of Crows” and “What You Need”, the latter of which saw the band continue their tradition of welcoming tour manager Guido Batista, who also adds his rhythm work to the album version of the track, for a few vibraphone slaps. A rendition of Jimmy Martin bluegrass standard “Hit Parade of Love” came next, before the band led into an out-there, improv-heavy rendition of Bob Marley‘s “Could You Be Loved”. The performance continued from there with “The Radio Blues”, “Broken Highways”, and an extended “Run Or Die” before “Windshield” brought the set to a close. Finally, the band returned for a two-song encore of “Dustbowl Overtures” and “Wheel Hoss”.
Below, you can listen to full audio and check out a beautiful gallery of photos from the performance via Chad Anderson.
Greensky Bluegrass – 1/10/19 – Full Audio
[Taped by Greg Nash]
Greensky Bluegrass’ tour continues tonight, Friday, January 11th, with a performance at the newly renovated The Met Philadelphia. For a full list of upcoming Greensky Bluegrass tour dates, hit their website here.
Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | The Palace Theatre | Albany, NY | 1/10/19
Set One: A Letter To Seymour, In Control, All For Money, The Four> Bottle Dry, Into the Rafters, Like Reflections, Burn Them, Blood Sucking F(r)iends, All Four, Money for Nothing
Set 2: Old Barns, Murder of Crows, What You Need*, Hit Parade of Love, Could You Be Loved, The Radio Blues, Broken Highways, Run Or Die, Windshield
Encore: Dustbowl Overture, Wheel Hoss
*with Guido Batista (percussion)