Over the weekend, Greensky Bluegrass headed to the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, laying out two stellar shows at the natural amphitheatre. Following a memorable Saturday performance featuring guest appearances by Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee), members of The California Honeydrops, and more, Greensky continued to impress with a top-notch Sunday show.
On Sunday, the group welcomed out Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and Ghost Light guitarist Tom Hamilton, plus members of supporting act Turkuaz to finish out the weekend. Guido Batista and Keith Kinnear also returned during the start of Sunday’s first set, with the duo adding in woodblock ornaments during the show-opening “Fixing To Ruin”. The Turkuaz horns—composed of Chris Brouwers, Greg Sanderson, and Josh Schwartz—first appeared during the first set’s “Miss September”, and Greensky Bluegrass ran through the tune and the following “Bring Out Your Dead” with the added horn trio.
“Miss September” > “Bring Out Your Dead”
[Video: Kyle Isaac]
During set two, the band opened with “I’d Probably Kill You” and “Holy Cry” before welcoming out Tom Hamilton for “All Four”. Hamilton also added his electric guitar stylings for “Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox” before leaving Greensky to perform “Demons” and “Wings For Wheels” on their own. To close out Sunday’s second set, Greensky Bluegrass closed with a “Leap Year” sandwich housing Elton John‘s “Rocket Man”, which saw the Turkuaz horns return to the stage in addition to Turkuaz vocalists Sammi Garret, Shira Elias, and Dave Brandwein.
“All Four” > “Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox” with Tom Hamilton
[Video: Kyle Isaac]
“Rocket Man” with Turkuaz Members
[Video: Jenn Cornelison]
For a full list of Greensky Bluegrass’s upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.
Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 9/23/2018
Set 1: Fixing to Ruin (1)(2), Windshield (3), Broken Highways, Courage for the Road, Hold On, Road to Nowhere, Hit Parade of Love, Miss September (4), Before Bring Out Your Dead (4) > Bring Out Your Dead (4), Run or Die
Set 2: I’d Probably Kill You (5), Cry Holy, All 4 (6) > Ain’t No Bread in the Breadbox (6), Demons, Wings for Wheels, Leap Year (7) > Rocket Man (7) > Leap Year (7)
Notes: (1) – w/ Guido Batista (woodblock) | (2) – w/ Keith Kinnear (woodblock) | (3) – Harpua tease | (4) – w/ Chris Brouwers, Greg Sanderson, Josh Schwartz (horns) | (5) – Lyric change “pretty sure Billy Strings was in there” | (6) – w/ Tom Hamilton | (7) – w/ Sami Garret, Shira Elias, Dave Brandwein, Josh Schwartz, Chris Brouwers, and Greg Sanderson