Holly Bowling Joins Greensky Bluegrass In Los Angeles

Greensky Bluegrass continued their 2021 Fall Tour at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday. As they did in San Diego the night previous, the quintet welcomed keyboardist Holly Bowling for the entire second set and encore.

Holly began the evening with her instrumental takes on a selection of Phish and Grateful Dead tunes. The keyboardist opened up with the Bob Weir/John Perry Barlow-penned “Cassidy” followed by Phish’s “Sand” and “Taste.” Bowling would also deliver “Althea” before closing out with “The Squirming Coil.”

Greensky Bluegrass got their first set underway with a pairing of “Hold On” and a cover of the Traveling Wilburys’ “Handle With Care.” Guitarist Dave Bruzza then led the band through “A Letter To Seymour” followed by a pair of songs from 2019’s All For Money in the title track and “Ashes.” “200 Miles From Montana” then prefaced a cover of Peter Tosh’s “Stop That Train.” Next up came “Jaywalking” ahead of set closer, “Monument,” the first single from the quintet’s upcoming album, Stress Dreams.

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Holly then joined the band for the entire second set, which kicked off with another All For Money cut, “Murder Of Crows.” The classic “Old Barns” followed ahead of “All Four” and “Who Is Frederico?” After “Room Without A Roof,” Greensky and Bowling embarked on a set-closing section beginning with “The Four.” A cover of The New Basement Tapes’ — a supergroup consisting of Jim James, Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Taylor Goldsmith and Rhiannon Giddens — “When I Get My Hands On You,” which features lyrics by Bob Dylan, counted as the penultimate song of the second set before the collaborators closed things out with “Run Or Die.” Holly returned with GSBG for an encore of singer-songwriter Joshua Davis’ “Dustbowl Overtures.”

Watch an audience-shot clip of GSBG’s “All Four” with Holly Bowling below:

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Greensky Bluegrass Setlist (via Phantasy Tour)

Set One: Hold On > Handle With Care, A Letter to Seymour, All for Money, Ashes, 200 Miles from MontanaStop that Train, Jaywalking, Monument

Set Two: Murder of Crows[1], Old Barns[1], All Four[1], Who Is Frederico?[1], Room Without a Roof[1], The Four[1], When I Get My Hands on You[1], Run or Die[1]

Encore: Dustbowl Overtures[1]

Notes:

[1] w/ Holly Bowling (keys)

Setlist

Holly Bowling at The Fonda Theatre

  • Cassidy  
  • Sand  
  • Taste  
  • Althea  
  • The Squirming Coil