Paul Hoffman of Greensky Bluegrass. Frank Cavone/ Special to TheSpot518
By FRANK CAVONE
ALBANY — Greensky Bluegrass came to The Egg on Wednesday Jan. 24, playing to a sold out crowd. The Jamgrass band is in full swing of its 2018 winter tour with stops recently in Tennessee. Billy Strings has been the supporting act for most of the tour.
Strings and his band took the stage right around 7 p.m. The all-string band played a number of original tunes. Billy Strings is a bluegrass group with a fresh sound. Strings happens to be one of the fastest rising stars on the horizon. A guitar prodigy, Strings ripped his way through the set sharing solos with banjo player Billy Failing and mandolin player Drew Matulich. The group is also supporting their album “Turmoil & Tinfoil,” which you could consider psychedelic Americana.
Greensky Bluegrass took the stage delivering an excellent two sets showing off their amazing improvisational skills. In recent years, the band has built a foundation as one of the premiere bluegrass groups in the United States. The band recently announced that they will be hosting their own music festival called Camp Greensky Music Festival, which will be held from May 31 to June 2, in Michigan.
Greensky Bluegrass played two sets filled with fan favorites, and the band wasn’t afraid to crack a joke or two to make the atmosphere fun for all. The group gave the crowd exactly what they wanted making a show for the books. The last time Greensky Bluegrass came to The Egg was almost a year to the date last Jan. 31.
Greensky Bluegrass ended the night with a double-encore playing “Tear Down The Grand Ole Opry” and “Sunny Side of the Mountain,” featuring Strings at guitar.
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