Greensky Bluegrass was at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Saturday night for a mid-weekend roots rock blowout with the third stop on their ongoing 2019 winter tour with support act Circles Around The Sun. The popular jamgrass band provided their New York fans with a mix of covers and new originals over the span of two headlining sets and an encore, which included live versions of Pink Floyd, Paul Simon, and The Allman Bros. Band classics.
The first set of the night began with a rendition of “Demons” from their 2014 If Sorrows Swim LP, followed by the recently-debuted “What You Need”. The latter is one of the new songs set to appear on their forthcoming studio album, All For The Money. The set continued with a psychedelic three-song transition, starting with the more down-to-earth “Wings for Wheels” before tearing into one of their popular covers of Pink Floyd’s “Time” > “Breathe” Reprise. They then turned to “Kerosene”, the third track off of If Sorrows Swim included in the opening set, followed by another new song titled, “Ashes”. The band then returned to the If Sorrows Swim songbook one more time to play “Leap Year”, before closing part one of the show with one of their other anthemic new singles, “Do It Alone”.
The second half of the show started with the five-piece introducing New Yorkeers to “All For The Money“, the title track for their soon-to-be-released album. They continued with a pair of tunes from Shouted, Written Down & Quoted with “Past My Prime” and “More of Me”, followed by a cover of Paul Simon‘s “Gumboots”. “Steam Powered Aeroplane” was played next, followed by another new song, “Murder of Crows”, and a pair of older tunes, “I’d Probably Kill You” and “Don’t Lie” from 2011’s Handguns. The band made sure to make their one song encore a memorable one, sending their New York fans home with a cover of The Allman Brothers Band‘s “Midnight Rider”, a nod to the legendary venue that hosted ABB 238 times, including their last show ever.
Fans who couldn’t make it to Greensky’s show can tune into the video below to enjoy their tasteful rendition of the ABB classic ballad.
Greensky Bluegrass – “Midnight Rider” (Allman Bros. Band cover) – 1/12/2019
Greensky Bluegrass – 1/12/19 – Full Show Audio
The tour will continue later this week, with their next scheduled performance at the Madison Theater in Covington, Kentucky on Wednesday (January 16th). Fans across the country will have all of January and the first week into February to catch the band on their winter tour before they begin their presumable spring and summer concert runs, which will include stops at High Sierra and Telluride Bluegrass Festivals. Fans can click here for tickets to the band’s upcoming shows.
Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Beacon Theatre | New York, NY | 1/12/2019
Set 1: Demons, What You Need, Wings for Wheels > Time (Pink Floyd cover) > Breathe Reprise (Pink Floyd cover), Kerosene, Ashes, Leap Year, Do It Alone
Set 2: All For The Money, Past My Prime, More of Me, Gumboots (Paul Simon cover), Steam Powered Aeroplane, Murder of Crows, I’d Probably Kill You, Don’t Lie
Encore: Midnight Rider (Allman Bros. Band cover)