Greensky Bluegrass Debuts ‘Give A Shit’ In Kalamazoo

Greensky Bluegrass Debuts ‘Give A Shit’ In Kalamazoo

Greensky Bluegrass wrapped up their two-night hometown stand at the State Theatre in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Saturday. GSBG debuted a new song, “Give A Shit,” from their forthcoming album, Stress Dreams, early in the evening.

The quintet fittingly opened the hometown show with mandolinist Paul Hoffman leading a quick rendition of the Cheers theme “Where Everybody Knows Your Name.” The band then delivered the stellar song “All Four” before unveiling “Give A Shit.” Hoffman helmed the song laced with the dobro stylings of Anders Beck and additional solos from Paul and guitarist Dave Bruzza.

Greensky continued with “Murder Of Crows” and “Fixin’ To Ruin” before taking Prince’s “When Doves Cry” deep with a 15-minute excursion. “Old Barns” and a cover of Jimmy Martin’s “Hit Parade Of Love” followed ahead of first set closer, “What You Need.”

The five-piece got the second set underway with “Don’t Lie” followed by the reggae number “For Sure, Uh Huh” and Stress Dreams opener, “Absence Of Reason.” Bruzza then led the band through his “Wings For Wheels” ahead of the bluegrass standard “Pig In A Pen.”

A pairing of original “Wish I Didn’t Know” and Norton Buffalo’s “Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox” proceeded Townes Van Zandt’s “White Freightliner Blues.” The staple “Jaywalking” launched a set-closing segment that concluded with Bruzza’s “Worried About The Weather.” Greensky Bluegrass returned for an encore of “Past My Prime.”

Listen to full-show audio including the debut of “Give A Shit” via Todd Moore below:

Setlist (via Phantasy Tour)

Set One: All Four[1], Give a Shit[2], Murder of Crows, Fixin To Ruin, When Doves Cry, Old Barns, Hit Parade of Love, What You Need

Set Two: Don’t Lie, Fa Sho, Uh Huh, Absence of Reason, Wings for Wheels, Pig in a Pen, Wish I Didn’t Know > Ain’t No Bread in the Breadbox, White Freight Liner Blues, Jaywalking > Worried About the Weather

Encore: Past My Prime


[1] Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Cheers theme song) tease to open show

[2] first time played