Greensky Bluegrass headlined the second annual Bender Jamboree in Las Vegas this weekend, and the group welcomed out a number of surprise guests throughout their two performances, including members of fellow Bender performers Leftover Salmon and The Lil Smokies.
On Saturday evening, Greensky kicked off their Vegas appearance with the title track from their latest album, All For Money, and then got the guest spots started a few songs later with mandolinist Jarrod Walker, who came out for “Burn Them.” Leftover Salmon banjoist Andy Thorne and guitarist Jon Stickley (whose Trio was also on the Bender bill) then emerged for a run of “Broke Mountain Breakdown” and a cover of the Allman Brothers Band’s “One Way Out.” DJ Logic then helped Greensky close out their Saturday set on “Leap Year.”
On Sunday night, the band returned to the stage to help close out the Jamboree with a few more guests, starting with The Lil Smokies’ Jake Simpson and Andy Dunnigan, who joined Greensky on fiddle and dobro, respectively, for “Living Over,” with Dunnigan also adding some vocals. To round out their second festival set of the weekend, Greensky brought out keyboardist Erik Deutsch, who has been playing with Leftover Salmon recently, for their own “I’d Probably Kill You” and the bluegrass standard “Ain’t No Bread in the Breadbox.”
See both nights’ setlists below, along with full audio of both shows. Greensky Bluegrass are off the road until a run of festivals in late May and early June (including their own Camp Greensky in Michigan), thought members of the group will play in different formations this week in Colorado. See the band’s full schedule here.
Bender Jamboree – Las Vegas, NV
All for Money, Kerosene, Do Harm, Burn Them*, Murder of Crows, Broke Mountain Breakdown^> One Way Out^, Leap Year+
Notes: * w/ Jarrod Walker (mando)
^ w/ Andy Thorne (banjo), Jon Stickley (guitar)
+ w/ DJ Logic (turntables)
Windshield> Take Cover> We’re an American Band> Take Cover, Before Bring Out Your Dead> Bring Out Your Dead, Living Over*, Past My Prime> Bone Digger, Wish I Didn’t Know> It’s Not Mine Anymore, I’d Probably Kill You^, Ain’t No Bread in the Breadbox^
Notes: * w/ Jake Simpson (fiddle), Andy Dunnigan (dobro, vocals)
^ w/ Erik Deutsch (keys)