Happy Holidaze No Simple Road Family! We are so stoked to have Paul Hoffman of Greensky Bluegrass as our guest on the show this week! Greensky has ushered us back into live music in 2021 and we thought there would be no better Holiday gift than to have one of them on the show for Christmas!
Since their 2000 formation in Kalamazoo, MI, the quintet—Anders Beck [dobro], Michael Arlen Bont [banjo], Dave Bruzza [guitar], Mike Devol [upright bass], and Paul Hoffman [mandolin]—have unassumingly progressed into a phenomenon on their own terms with the undying support of a devout audience. Rolling back and forth across North America on successive tours, they recently sold out 3 nights at Red Rocks, a feat unheard of in their genre.
During 2019, All For Money marked their second #1 debut on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums Chart and third straight Top 3 entry. They’ve also earned critical acclaim from Billboard, Parade, NPR, and Rolling Stone who hailed them as “representing the genre for a whole new generation.”
As always, the band embraces tradition while ushering bluegrass forward on their eighth full-length offering, Stress Dreams. “Greensky is and always has been very unique in our world,” observes Paul. “We put our love, energy, and focus into what we appreciate about our music. We come together as a band in a way that’s organic. We take a lot of pride in how we grow and challenge each other too. We’re maturing together. I think we get more Greensky all of the time.”
We talk with Paul about finding the things that matter most while coming through the darkness, re-evaluating the things in our lives, creating the new album ‘Stress Dreams’, how Greensky’s music became what it is today through the expression of its members, how things on the road look in 2021 and how that feels, and a whole lot more!
SONG AT THE END OF THE CONVERSATION: ‘Monument’ off the upcoming album ‘Stress Dreams’
To pre-order ‘Stress Dreams’, tour info, new, merch, and more head over to : www.greenskybluegrass.com
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