4848 Festival came to a climactic finish on Saturday with a two-set performance from Greensky Bluegrass. The band’s second headlining show of the weekend featured a sit-in from Oliver Wood and Jano Rix (The Wood Brothers) on The Allman Brothers Band‘s “Midnight Rider” in the first set.

The show at the Snowshoe Mountain Resort began with an incendiary rendition of Phish‘s “Chalk Dust Torture”, the group’s first since 11/20/21 per Phantasy Tour. Greensky then dug into the hits with “A Letter To Seymour” followed by the favored Joshua Davis cover “Last Winter in the Copper Country“. The proceeding “Get Sad” served as the first taste of Stress Dreams on Saturday, with dobroist Anders Beck explaining, “We’re not playing it because we want you to get sad. We’re playing it because it’s a beautiful f*cking song.”

“Get Sad” set up a movement through “Courage for the Road” and ultimately into “Monument” before an airing of the Stress Dreams title track. As the band played, an aerialist performed acrobatic stunts that challenged preconceived notions of what both physics and the human body are capable of. Between songs, Beck asked “How do we follow that,” only to respond to his own query. “The answer is The Wood Brothers.”

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Oliver Wood and Jano Rix joined in on “Midnight Rider”, which GSBG had not performed since 1/12/19 as an encore at the Beacon Theatre. Wood handled vocals while Rix performed on melodica for the Idlewild South classic, before leaving the five-piece to finish off the set with a pairing of “Fixin To Ruin” and a reprise of the “Courage for the Road” that began five songs ago.

Set two began from the top of Stress Dreams with the lead track, “Absence of Reason”. Greensky followed it up with another standout track from the 2022 disc with “Grow Together”, which would prove the second of three Stress Dreams songs that set. The band was sure to sprinkle in time-tested compositions like “Don’t Lie” and “Middle Mountain Towns” before one last cut from the latest album, “New & Improved”.

From there the show was a journey through the band’s history with live favorites “Better Off” and “New Rize Hill”, interspersed with the sing-along heart-string-tugger “Like Reflections”. Greensky Bluegrass had one more cover in store with Sly and the Family Stone‘s “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” to close out the second frame. Returning once more to the Snowshoe Resort stage, Greensky Bluegrass closed out its set and 4848 Festival with “Past My Prime”.

Full-show video of Greensky Bluegrass at 4848 Festival featuring a sit-in from The Wood Brothers is available thanks to SEPA Live Music Collective.

Greensky Bluegrass – 4848 Festival – Snowshoe, WV – 7/9/22 – Set One

Greensky Bluegrass – 4848 Festival – Snowshoe, WV – 7/9/22 – Set Two

Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | 4848 Festival | Snowshoe, WV | 7/9/22

Set One: Chalk Dust Torture (Phish), A Letter To Seymour, Last Winter in the Copper Country (Joshua Davis), Get Sad > Courage for the Road > Monument, Stress Dreams, Midnight Rider (Allman Brothers Band) [1], Fixin To Ruin > Courage for the Road

Set Two: Absence of Reason, Grow Together, Don’t Lie, Middle Mountain Towns, New & Improved, Better Off, Like Reflections, New Rize Hill, Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (Sly and the Family Stone)

Encore: Past My Prime

[1] w/ Oliver Wood (vocals), Jano Rix (melodica)