Photo Credit: Wesley Hodges
Last night, Greensky Bluegrass arrived at The Pageant in St. Louis. The Thursday night stop included frequent collaborator Holly Bowling, whose addition to the evening’s lineup made the ensemble 6reensky Bluegrass. During the show, the billed band welcomed their former tour managers to the stage, Trey Kerr and Guido Batista, who added woodblock during the first set delivery of “Fixin’ To Ruin.”
Fittingly, the performance kicked off with a cover of The Dillards’ “Groundhog,” a play off the Feb. 2 holiday. The night’s first number unfolded into a take on “Monument.” “Street Light” arrived before the unit welcomed their former tour manager to the stage to assist on the 2015 original, “Fixin’ to Ruin.” In continuation of the first frame, the group landed on “Get Out” prior to “In Control” and an ensuing rendition of the Joshua Davis-penned “Last Winter In The Copper Country.”
After running through “All For Money,” which capped the first frame, the band took a brief intermission before returning and cutting into their second set, which commenced with a pairing of “The Four” with “Don’t Lie.” “Merely Avoiding” turned up next, then the group delivered “Take Cover” and the title track off their 2020 LP, Stress Dreams. A cover of John Hartford’s “Steam Powered Aeroplane” came before “What You Need” and a set closing rendition of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs.”
For the night’s encore, the ensemble of musicians decided on a fitting sendoff. Jimmy Martin’s “Drink Up and Go Home” concluded the group’s night in St. Louis. After the Feb. 2 concert, the band will continue their winter tour tonight in Chicago. Visit the band’s official website to purchase tickets for tonight’s show.
Scroll down to view the band’s Feb. 2 setlist.
The Pageant – St. Louis
Feb. 2, 2023
Set I: Groundhog > Monument > Streetlight, Fixin’ To Ruin*, Get Out, In Control, Last Winter In The Copper Country, All For Money
Set II: The Four > Don’t Lie, Merely, Take Cover, Stress Dreams, Steam Powered Aeroplane, What You Need, War Pigs
Enc.: Drink Up and Go Home
Whole show as 6reensky feat. Holly Bowling
* “Fixin’ to Ruin” featured former tour managers Trey Kerr and Guido Batista on wood block
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