Greensky Bluegrass was in Denver, CO on Friday where the jamgrass outfit opened their weekend run at Mission Ballroom with support from Ghost Light in front of a packed crowd. Having two popular headline-level bands on the bill all weekend presents ample opportunity for some top-notch sit-ins, which is exactly what happened last night when Greensky welcomed guitarist Tom Hamilton to help play on a few tunes towards the latter half of the show.
Following Ghost Light’s opening performance, Greensky took the stage to open the first of their two sets with “The Four”, “Train Junkie”, “Can’t Make Time”, “White House Blues”. “Old Barns” and “Blood Sucking F(r)iends” also rounded out the first half of their show before sending their fans into set break with “Stop That Train”.
Greensky Bluegrass – “The Four” – 12/6/2019
[Video: Nate Searcy]
Greensky returned for a second set that included “Clinch Mountain Backstep, “Worries About the Weather”, and a two-part “Wish I Didn’t Know” into Tears For Fears‘ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”. The highlight of the set came when they welcomed Hamilton to the stage to play on The Allman Brothers Band‘s “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More” and “Kerosene” to close the show. The band returned to the stage sans Hamilton for a one-song encore of “Past My Prime”.
Watch videos from the second half of the show below.
Greensky Bluegrass – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” – 12/6/2019
[Video: john jeffries]
Both Ghost Light and Greensky Bluegrass will have plenty of opportunities to trade sit-ins as the two have a number of previously-announced performances together scheduled well into the early 2020 winter months.
Below, you can view a gallery of the show courtesy of photographer Jason Myers.
Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Mission Ballroom | Denver, CO | 12/6/2019
Set One: The Four, Train Junkie, Can’t Make Time, White House Blues, Do It Alone, Living Over, Old Barns, Blood Sucking F(r)iends, Stop that Train
Set Two: Reverend, Clinch Mountain Backstep, Cathedral Eyes, Worried About the Weather, Wish I Didn’t Know> Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Tears for Fears cover), Before Bring Out Your Dead > Bring Out Your Dead, Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More* (The Allman Brothers Band cover), Kerosene*
Encore: Past My Prime
* w/ Tom Hamilton (guitar)