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Greensky Bluegrass – New Studio Album ‘All For Money’ – Out January 18

“Representing the genre for a whole new generation.”
-Rolling Stone
 
“Bringing bluegrass into a modern context with a swinging rock and roll swagger.”
-Billboard
 
“The music is extraordinary, and the content of the lyrics flowing out over the instrumental jams, is poetry on top of poetry, with support of both passion and humor, pain and pathos with laughter and honky tonk.”
-No Depression

 

New York, NY – October 9, 2018 – For more than 18 years, the members of Greensky Bluegrass have been creating their own version of bluegrass music, mixing the acoustic stomp of a stringband with the rule-breaking spirit of rock & roll. As they continue to evolve and further define that sound they are breaking barriers with their seventh studio album, All For Money. The collection of songs is out onJanuary 18thvia the band’s own label, Big Blue Zoo Records.
Recorded at Echo Mountain Recording in Asheville, NC alongside co-producers Dominic John Davis (Jack White’s longtime bassist)and Glenn Brown, this set of 12 new songsfinds the band pushing boundaries and breaking new ground, welcoming old fans and new audiences alike. They’re going full steam ahead into this new era with both the passion and vigor of a band in their infancy and the knowledge and power of one that’s been together for almost two decades and counting.
“The title of the album comes from a song with the same name.  I thought on this concept for a long time,” says Paul Hoffman. “This paradox that exists in doing what you love or having your dreams come true. We are so truly blessed. But also, what if the support and all the attention starts to feel like crowding and containment. I wanted to be careful about how to say this. It’s tricky. I’m not harboring any resent or regret. Far from it in fact. Pride and honor. But if we get tired or if we’re making decisions based on our needs to eat or the desires of others, well, that’s just not ‘doing what you love.’ The song and the album are so much about us. It’s about what we do and the love we receive in return.  So ‘if you need a voice, I’m yours friend. For something better in the end.”
The release of All For Money will coincide with the band’s newly announced 2019 Winter Tour with special guests Circles Around The Sun, Billy Strings and more TBA. The tour will include stops at famed venues across the country including The Ryman Auditorium and The Beacon Theatre. Full routing below for all upcoming dates including the previously announced (and underway) fall tour. For ticket info, please visit greenskybluegrass.com.
Formed in 2000 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Greensky Bluegrass [Anders Beck (dobro), Michael Arlen Bont (banjo), Dave Bruzza (guitar), Mike Devol (upright bass) and Paul Hoffman (mandolin)] kicked off their career playing living rooms and open mic nights across the Midwest. By 2005, they were touring nationally, and by 2006, they were playing the first in a long series of appearances at the annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The band spent most of the following decade on the road, fine-tuning a live show modeled not after the toned-down production of traditional bluegrass music, but the full-on spectacle of rock.
Playing over 100 shows per year, Greensky Bluegrass have graduated to headlining status at some of the country’s most iconic venues, selling out amphitheaters like Red Rocks and world-class auditoriums like the Ryman. They’ve become a regular name on the festival circuit, too, adding Bonnaroo, the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Austin City Limits, Forecastle, and Outside Lands to their touring schedule. Supported by a grassroots audience whose members often travel for hours to see the band, Greensky Bluegrass are still a proudly independent act, enjoying the success of a major-label act – including a #1 debut on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart for 2014’s If Sorrows Swim – without giving up complete control of their own business.
Stay tuned for more exciting album announcements in the coming weeks!
ALL FOR MONEY WINTER TOUR 2019
January 10 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre *
January 11 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia *
January 12 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre *
January 16 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater *
January 17 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium *
January 18 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
January 19 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle *
January 22 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing Terrace ^
January 23 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall ^
January 24 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine ^
January 25 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz ^
January 26 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte ^
January 29 – Portland, ME – State Theatre #
January 30 – Boston, MA – House of Blues #
January 31 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak ^
February 1 – Washington, DC – The Anthem #
February 2 – Washington DC – The Anthem #
February 5 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues #
February 6 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! #
February 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE #
February 8 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit ^
February 9 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit ^
*w/ Circles Around the Sun
#w/ Billy Strings
^TBA
REMAINING FALL TOUR DATES
October 31 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater *
November 1- Portland, OR – Roseland Theater *
November 2 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox *
November 3 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox *
November 7 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Casino *
November 8 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre *
November 9 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park *
November 10 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre *
November 12 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren *
November 14 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly *
November 15 – Houston, TX – House of Blues *
November 16 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ *
November 17 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater *
November 23 – Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo State Theatre ^
November 24 – Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo State Theatre ^
December 28 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre #
December 29 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre #
December 30 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre %
December 31 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre – “Three Sets of Greensky Bluegrass”
*w/ The Lil Smokies
^w/ Lindsay Lou
#w/ The Jeff Austin Band
% w/ Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
UPCOMING FESTIVAL APPEARANCES
December 7 – 11 – Puerto Morelos, Mexico – Strings & Sol
April 11 – 14 – Las Vegas Nevada – Bender Jamboree
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
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Katie Leggett / Linda Carbone
212-246-2640
 
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