On Friday night, Kalamazoo, MI-native quintet Greensky Bluegrass played their first of two tour-closing shows in the Motor City. To mark their homecoming, Greensky crafted a show that gave a nod to the evening’s locale, spelling out “Detroit, Michigan” with the first letter in each song of their setlist.
The “Detroit” set one hit the road running with a lengthy rendition of “Don’t Lie” which, after more than 17 minutes, dissolved into a cover of the Grateful Dead‘s “Eyes of the World”. Next came Tuesday Letter (2006) track “Tied Down”, followed by “Run or Die”, “Old Barns”, “I’d Probably Kill You”, and a set-closing “Train Junkie”.
Greensky’s “Michigan” second set began with “Miss September”, followed by a two-song All For Money punch of “It’s Not Mine Anymore” and “Courage For The Road”. “Hold On” came next, followed by “Indian Trail” and a cover of Paul Simon‘s “Gumboots”.
Greensky Bluegrass – “It’s Not Mine Anymore”/”Courage For The Road”
[Video: Michael Beyer]
After some onstage banter about the new record and the subsequent tour, Greensky Bluegrass started into the new album’s title track, “All For Money”, before closing out their set—and their setlist acrostic—with “No Idea”. Finally, with their spelling exercise completed, the band returned for an encore performance of the hymnal “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” followed by a quick reprise of the show-opening “Don’t Lie” to bring the memorable performance to a close.
You can listen to a full audio recording of Greensky Bluegrass’s Motor City opener below:
Greensky Bluegrass – Detroit, MI – 2/8/19 – Full Audio
[Taped by: Todd Moore]
Greensky’s All For Money tour will wrap up tonight with one final performance at The Fillmore Detroit. For a full list of Greensky Bluegrass’s upcoming your dates, head to the band’s website.
Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | The Fillmore Detroit | Detroit, MI | 2/8/19
Set One: Don’t Lie > Eyes of the World > Tied Down, Run Or Die, Old Barns, I’d Probably Kill You, Train Junkie
Set Two: Miss September > It’s Not Mine, Courage For The Road, Hold On, Indian Trail > Gumboots, All For Money > No Idea
Encore: Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Don’t Lie Reprise