Greensky Bluegrass 8.3.14
Words & Photos By Brad Yeakel (OptiMystic Outlooks)
Few things would have lured me out to Boulder on a Sunday night. After all, I had work at 7:00 AM Monday morning. Greensky Bluegrass tipped the scale. My plan was, go grab some pictures, get a feel for the show, and maybe head home at set break. If it was really good, I thought, I'd stay until 11:00 PM. I was just trying to be a responsible adult.
Greensky Bluegrass Live at Fox Theatre on August 3, 2014.
Set One: When Doves Cry, Foggy Mountain Special, Just To Lie, Jaywalking, Bottle Dry, White House Blues, Worried About The Weather, Broke Mountain Breakdown> Atlantic City
Set Two: Demons, Old Barns, Back That Ass Up> Don't Lie, Wings For Wheels, Clinch Mountain Backstep, Dustbowl Overtures, Light Up Or Leave Me Alone> Rueben's Train> Light Up Or Leave Me Alone, Better Off, Wheel Hoss
Encore: Train Junkie> The Chain
To end the night, they played a pair of tunes, capping it off with Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain." It was beautiful, fine tuned, and creative. When the last notes tumbled forward, I turned my back and made my escape. Even with a few days to reflect, I was giddy over the performance. Greensky seemed to be in "the zone," high on the residual afterglow of Saturday's performance at Red Rocks. This was the best Greensky show I have seen, and one of the best shows I have seen in a while. I was ravenous for a recording, which appeared in soundboard form for free on archive.org. What more could I have asked for?
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