Greensky Bluegrass made their return to The Anthem in Washington, DC on Saturday night with support from the jam-rock quintet, Ghost Light.

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Following an opening set by the Holly Bowling and Tom Hamilton-led Ghost Light, Greensky launched into the beginning segment of set one. First, they stitched “Just to Lie” and “Train Junkie” together before moving through “Reverend”, “Ashes”, and “Cathedral Eyes”.

Greensky Bluegrass – “Just To Lie” > “Train Junkie” – 2/1/20

[Video: Ben Wilson]

A cover of the Traveling Wilburys‘ “Handle With Care” ensued before the bluegrass veterans welcomed Holly Bowling to the stage. Bowling sat-in with the band on “Fixin’ To Ruin” before a “Windshield” duet featured her and Paul Hoffman. The now-sextet then launched into the set-closing “Living Over”.

Greensky Bluegrass w/Holly Bowling – “Fixin’ To Ruin” – 2/1/20

[Video: Ben Wilson]

Greensky Bluegrass w/Holly Bowling – “Windshield” – 2/1/20

[Video: Ben Wilson]

Greensky opened the second frame with “Do It Alone” before a take on Townes Van Zandt‘s “White Freight Liner Blues” and Robin Davis Duo‘s “Prom Night”. A lengthy, 30+ minute segue of “Wish I Didn’t Know”, Wayward Sons‘ “Tarpology”, and the Rolling Stones‘ “No Expectations” brought the group to the midway point of set two.

Greensky Bluegrass – “Wish I Didn’t Know” > “Tarpology” > “No Expectations” – 2/1/20

[Video: Ben Wilson]

A string of originals including “All For Money”, “Old Barns”, and “Wings for Wheels” took Greensky Bluegrass near the end of their second set at The Anthem. They weren’t done just yet, however. To close out set two, they invited Bowling back to the stage, this time joined by Tom Hamilton, for a take on the Greensky original, “Leap Year”. All seven musicians returned for the encore, a cover of Spencer Davis Group‘s “Gimme Some Lovin'”.

Greensky Bluegrass w/Holly Bowling & Tom Hamilton – “Gimme Some Lovin'” – 2/1/20

[Video: Ben Wilson]

Scroll down for a setlist of last night’s performance.

A long road lies ahead for Greensky as they make their way to the Madison Theater in Covington, KY (2/4) before The Mill & Mine in Knoxville, TN (2/5); The Fillmore Charlotte in Charlotte, NC (2/6); and two nights at the Tabernacle Atlanta in Atlanta, GA (2/7, 2/8) before an appearance at WinterWonderGrass Colorado (2/20) and a busy March. Click here for tickets and more tour information.

Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | The Anthem | Washington, DC | 2/1/20

Set One: Just to Lie > Train Junkie, Reverend, Ashes, Cathedral Eyes, Handle With Care, Fixin’ To Ruin[1], Windshield[2], Living Over[1]

Set Two: Do It Alone, White Freight Liner Blues, Prom Night, Wish I Didn’t Know > Tarpology > No Expectations, All For Money, Old Barns, Wings for Wheels, Leap Year[3]

Encore: Gimme Some Lovin'[3]


[1]w/Holly Bowling

[2]Paul and Holly duet

[3]w/Holly Bowling & Tom Hamilton

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