Concrete Country: Greensky Bluegrass


The good-natured guys in Greensky Bluegrass have grown their fan base through a blend of insightful songwriting, invigorating shows and inspired musicianship. Their sound isn’t necessarily traditional bluegrass, yet fans of acoustic music with an adventurous spirit would probably enjoy checking them out.

We were lucky to catch the band on their way to Bonnaroo this summer. However, the set list for this Concrete Country session boasted three exceptional songs that hadn’t been released yet — “Burn Them,” “Worried About the Weather” and “Windshield.” All of those tunes are now featured on If Sorrows Swim, a brand new album that was released on Tuesday (Sept. 9).

The Kalamazoo, Michigan-based ensemble will be playing some gigs in the Northeast this weekend, including a show at Gramercy Theatre in New York City. They’ll return to Nashville on Sept. 18 for an official showcase at the Americana Music Festival, followed by dozens of tour dates through the end of December.

The lineup is comprised of Paul Hoffman (mandolin, vocals, songwriter), Anders Beck (Dobro), Michael Arlen Bont (banjo), David Bruzza (guitarist, songwriter) and Michael Devol (bass).

With a band name like theirs, an outdoor session certainly seems like the right way to go. Enjoy Greensky Bluegrass’ exclusive performances on Concrete Country.