Greensky Bluegrass

at Skylight
139 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe NM 87501
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Time: 7:30pm     Day: Tuesday     Doors: 6:00pm     Ages: 21+ without parent or guardian    
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Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available through Hold My Ticket (112 2nd St SW), 505-886-1251, Monday to Friday 9 AM - 6 PM, Sat & Sun 11 AM - 6 PM.

There are a limited number of reserved two-top tables available at $25 a seat. This is the only seating available in the club.

The five members of Greensky Bluegrass [web site | Amazon.com] have forged a defiant, powerful sound that, while rooted in classic stringband Americana, extends outwards with a fearless, exploratory zeal. The tension and release between these components—tradition and innovation, prearranged songs and improvisation, acoustic tones and electric volume—is what makes them so thrillingly dynamic, in concert and on record. "In theory," mandolinist, vocalist, and songwriter Paul Hoffman explains, "greensky is the complete opposite of bluegrass. So, by definition, we are contrasting everything that isn't bluegrass with everything that is."

That their sound is so seamless, so organic, is testament to Greensky's enduring vision and tireless dedication. Since their first rumblings at the start of the millennium, they have emerged as relentless road warriors, creating a captivating live show while at the same time developing a knack for evocative, disarming songcraft.

"There's this great duality to our band," reflects Hoffman. "We're existing in a few different places at once: we're a bluegrass band and a rock band, we're song-driven and interested in extended improvisation."

"We play acoustic instruments," adds dobro player Anders Beck, "but we put on a rock 'n roll show. We play in bigger clubs and theaters, there's a killer light show, and we're as loud as your favorite rock band. It's not easy to make five acoustic instruments sound like this—it's something we've spent years working on."

"Not knowing what to expect and arriving with an open mind, I anticipated seeing a group of musicians stand on stage strumming their respective instruments for the crowd's enjoyment—nothing more, nothing less. What I didn't expect was a bluegrass band that rocked so hard that the floor would shake from the stomps of the crowd's jovial dancing, moved by the sounds of bluegrass tinged with rock and roll elements, spacey jam sessions, and a light show that rivaled any rock concert I had been to this year... The band opened their set with a psychedelic-infused instrumental bluegrass song... [and] moved right into an energetic, inspired rendition of Prince's 'When Doves Cry.'"
Marquee magazine (Boulder, CO)


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