On Sunday evening, Greensky Bluegrass wrapped up their three-night stint at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and the band continued their run of collaborating with their opening act by welcoming guitarist Billy Strings and members of his band to close out set two.
After playing with Rayland Baxter on Saturday night and welcoming The Lil Smokies on Friday, Greensky came out for night three on Sunday with a first set featuring staples like “Jaywalking” and “Run or Die” and opened their second set with an altered version of their “Casual Wednesday” that referenced the more appropriate “Red Rocks Sunday.”
The second frame ended with a guest-filled run of tunes, starting with Strings emerging to help out on “I’d Probably Kill You,” and continuing with two of his bandmates, banjoist Billy Failing and mandolinist Jarrod Walker, joining for a “Don’t Lie” that featured a sidestep into “Meet Me at the Creek.” Greensky then closed their Red Rocks run with an encore of “No Expectations,” with the collected members gathered around one microphone.
Check out all three Red Rocks setlists below, along with video of last night’s collaborations and more. Greensky Bluegrass continue their 2019 schedule Sept. 18 with a gig in Des Moines, IA. See their full tour slate here.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
Set I: In the Flesh?> Bring Out Your Dead> Before Bring Out Your Dead> Bring Out Your Dead, Cold Feet, New Rize Hill, Collateral Damage, Living Over, Blood Sucking F(r)iends> Broke Mountain Breakdown> Funk Jam> Walk Away> Broke Mountain Breakdown Reprise
Set II: Like Reflections, Burn Them, Fixin To Ruin*, Merely Avoiding*, Worried About the Weather*, Wings for Wheels, The Radio Blues, Do It Alone> Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?> Courage for the Road
Enc: Midnight Moonlight^
Notes: * w/ Jake Simpson (fiddle)
^ w/ Lil’ Smokies
Set I: Old Barns, Murder of Crows, Leap Year, Yellow Eye*, Prom Night^, Against the Days, Take Cover, Windshield> Where the Streets Have No Name
Set II: Demons, All Four, Nine Days, Kerosene, Miss September> Room Without a Roof, Tarpology> One Slip> Tarpology> One Slip> Tarpology, Past My Prime
Notes: * w/ Rayland Baxter (guitar, vocals)
^ first time played
Set I: What You Need, Wish I Didn’t Know, It’s Not Mine Anymore, Rift, Bottle Dry, Lose My Way, Jaywalking, Run or Die
Set II: Casual Wednesday*, All for Money, In Control, A Letter to Seymour, Last Winter in the Copper Country, I’d Probably Kill You^, Don’t Lie^+> Meet Me at the Creek^+> Don’t Lie^+
Enc: No Expectations#
Notes: * “Red Rocks Sunday”
^ w/ Billy Strings (guitar)
+ w/ Billy Failing (banjo), Jarrod Walker (mandolin)
# Single mic