‘Featured Artist,’ Greensky Bluegrass, ‘Old Barns’

October 27th, 2011  |  by Nels Thoreson   |  Published in Songs of the Day

Today’s “Featured Artist and Song of the Day” showcases one of my favorite bluegrass bands, Greensky Bluegrass, with their song, “Old Barns,” off their album, Five Interstates, through Big Blue Zoo Records.  The Kalamazoo, Michigan, band rocks genres from acoustic, to bluegrass, to country and jam band, and consists of the talented musicians:  Paul Hoffman (Mandolin, Lead Vocals), Dave Bruzza (Guitar, Lead Vocals), Anders Beck (Dobro, Lap Steel), Michael Arlen Bont (Banjo, Vocals),  and Mike Devol (Acoustic Bass, Vocals).

The guys are set to take Colorado by storm.  They have four upcoming tour dates here, and all are set to be must-see shows.  Their are no bounds for where they will go musically, and are a band to continue to follow as they cut their own path on the troubadour’s road.

Greensky Bluegrass is set to open their tour, tonight, at the Belly Up in Aspen, head to Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins tomorrow night (October 28th), head to Denver to play the Bluebird Theater on October 29th, and then finish out the Colorado stint in Boulder, Halloween night (October 31st), at the Fox Theatre.

These words find their place in their song, “Old Barns,”

“I can remember $2.06 a gallon
Still can’t recall how fast I was driving
Didn’t wake up feeling scared
‘Cause you’re the one I love, and you were standing there
Can’t touch my heart, it’s not my time
Bust my bones, and throw my body on the line
I’ve got love to fill me in
I’ve got family to help me re-begin
Old barns don’t tear down
Let em’ stand proud until they fall to the ground…”

For updates, tour dates, and other news click on their website, you can buy their music on iTunes, and follow them on their Facebook Page.  Until the next time you’ll be able to see them, or until the next time you’ll be able to listen to them, here is Greensky Bluegrass, with their song, “Old Barns,” from a show at the Mt. Tabor Theater in Portland, Oregon, enjoy,

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