Greensky Bluegrass closed out its annual three-night run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sunday with a show that saw Holly Bowling (Ghost Light) sit in for much of the evening. The concert also featured opening support from Railroad Earth, members of whom would also appear in Sunday’s GSBG encore.
The first set of Greensky’s Sunday show saw an array of quick hits starting with “Monument”, followed by “Wish I Didn’t Know”, which segued into the band’s recently-debuted cover of Ween‘s “Exactly Where I’m At”. Bowling made her first appearance midway through the first set as she joined the band on a sandwich of “Broke Mountain Breakdown” and The Blues Image‘s “Ride Captain Ride”.
Greensky Bluegrass — “Monument”, “Wish I Didn’t Know” > “Exactly Where I’m At” (Ween) — 9/19/21
Though most of the ensemble left the stage, the set still wasn’t over as mandolinist/vocalist Paul Hoffman and Bowling performed a duet version of “Windshield”. Hoffman and Bowling have collaborated onstage numerous times with the rest of GSBG, and last September made their duet debut as part of the Dine From Out There culinary/musical collaborative series. The emotionally climactic duet served as the set one closer.
Returning for set two with Bowling still in tow, Greensky Bluegrass opted for a much jam heavier approach, beginning with “Who Is Frederico?”. “Stress Dreams” followed ahead of “Lose My Way” and “I’d Probably Kill You”. GSBG and Bowling dug into The Allman Brothers Band catalog for a penultimate “One Way Out” before “Don’t Lie” closed the set.
Greensky Bluegrass w/ Holly Bowling — 9/19/21 — Partial Video
[Video: Kelly C]
Emerging one last time onto the Red Rocks stage, Greensky had even more special guests, with John Skehan, Tim Carbone, and Todd Sheaffer of Railroad Earth on hand—in addition to Bowling—for “Leap Year”. The GSBG original would wind through RRE’s “Head” before a reprisal of “Leap Year” brought the weekend to a close.
Greensky Bluegrass — “Leap Year” > “Head” (Railroad Earth) > “Leap Year” — 9/19/21
[Video: Adam Eaton]
Greensky Bluegrass is off the road until October 8th when the band will perform at Hillberry Music Festival in Eureka Springs, AR. For tickets and a full list of tour dates click here. Scroll down to see a gallery of images from Greensky Bluegrass at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sunday courtesy of photographer Elliot Siff.
RECAP: Red Rocks 2021
Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 9/19/21
Set One: Monument, Wish I Didn’t Know > Exactly Where I’m At (Ween) > Train Junkie (Benny Burle Galloway), White Freight Liner Blues (Townes Van Zandt), More of Me, It’s Not Mine Anymore, Broke Mountain Breakdown  > Ride Captain Ride (The Blues Image)  > Broke Mountain Breakdown Reprise  > Windshield 
Set Two: Who Is Frederico? , Stress Dreams , Lose My Way , I’d Probably Kill You , One Way Out (The Allman Brothers Band) , Don’t Lie 
Encore: Leap Year   > Head (Railroad Earth)    > Leap Year  
 w/ Holly Bowling (keys)
 Paul Hoffman & Holly Bowling duet
 w/ John Skehan (Mando), Tim Carbone (fiddle), Todd Sheaffer (guitar)
 Todd Sheaffer (vocals)