Review: Greensky Bluegrass @ Hodi's Half Note, Oct 28

By Lindsay Nichols
When the five guys in Greensky Bluegrass (who call Colorado their second home) come into town, they always find a way to surpass the last show they played in our state.  Friday night at the sold-out show at Hodi’s they more than lived up to they hype that surrounds them.  Opening the show with a one-two punch with an old favorite “Into the Rafters” and then “Jaywalking,” a song off of their new album, Handguns, the night got off to a great start.
The second set proved that these guys know how to write a set list.  In between treating the crowd to some Greensky favorites, the band put together a medley of several Grateful Dead tunes, much to the delight of their fans both old and new.  The energy in the tightly packed room was incredible, and it all started on stage with a group of guys who always look like they are having the time of their lives.  Because they are.
During the entire night the band didn’t miss a beat.  They were in synch, jamming with a precision that’s hard to come by in improvisational music.  Every show they play is different from the last, which has earned them a loyal following, especially in Colorado.  They may call themselves ‘bluegrass’, but they are so much more.  You can check out some of the songs off of their new album at

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