Greensky Bluegrass Continues To Move Forward and Create Innovative Music

Since 2000, an innovative bluegrass band named Greensky Bluegrass has been producing a form of music that is becoming increasingly popular. While this five-piece band can dish out some top-notch traditional bluegrass, they also maintain a subtle rock and roll sensibility that gives their music a unique sound.

Greensky Bluegrass was formed in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area, and the band still has a massive fan base there. For more than a dozen years, the band provided musical entertainment for the yearly opening of a local brewery’s beer garden there.

The beer garden event became so popular that it has been moved to Michigan’s Manistee National Forest. Now a three-day event known as Camp Greensky, this outdoor music extravaganza debuted in 2018. In its inaugural year, the event drew large crowds of people from near and far, and featured live performances by several different musical acts.

This Michigan band’s live shows are fun and upbeat experiences that attract fans of all ages. While the band’s sound and performances could be described as alternative or progressive bluegrass, some people refer to their style as ‘jamgrass.’

As with acts such as the Grateful Dead and Phish, Greensky Bluegrass likes to sometimes delve into extended instrumental jams in the middle of their songs. Upon listening to some of their songs, one can pick up on the same type of raw, spontaneous energy that the Grateful Dead provided at their live performances.

Among the many excellent live shows that have recently been performed by Greensky Bluegrass were the ones they performed on November 15 through November 17, 2018 in Houston, Austin and Dallas, Texas. At each of these shows, the band delivered at least 20 songs in two lively sets, and the Lil Smokies were the opening act.

Greensky Bluegrass will be releasing a new album titled All For Money in January, 2019, and will be on tour during January and February, 2019.

Interview with Chainsmokers DJ/singer – Alex Pall

Alex Pall is one-half of the EDM duo Chainsmokers, who recently had an interview with Interview Magazine. The duo released a song just yesterday called “Closer” with singer Halsey. In the interview, Pall goes into speaking about his roots and growing up with an interest to become a DJ. He used to DJ in New York City and had a strong interest in dance music specifically. After meeting his other half Drew, they formed a partnership and formed a bond that can never be broken. What started out as a hobby, turned into a successful full-time partnership. Both worked hard to fund their dreams and formed an identity. Pall explains that an important aspect of his music is connecting with people who listen on a deep level. The path is very much to Pall as a “journey of self-discovery and checking yourself.” They managed to surprise many people as their fame soared through the roof. The duo realized that they needed to be unique with so much competition from other DJ’s and artists. Pall explains that the two share their own past experiences in their songs and write some of them themselves. Something that makes them completely different from other artists out. Pall also talked about working with other artist Halsey, who has been rising in fame. He described working with her as “incredible, very cool, unique, and number 1 on that list of people they wanted to work with.” The song with Halsey “Closer” was produced by the duo. Pall has used Instagram to see individuals who really connect with their work singing along to their songs, either strangers and family. Pall noticed that many people aged between 16 to 25 listen to their music typically. He has also noticed that they are reaching more people internationally. The duo performs their own music live, which is different from traditional DJs today. The duo wants to keep improving and working hard, but more importantly, give people new experiences.


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