Greenky Bluegrass, one of the juggernauts in the bluegrass scene, casually drops killer covers in nearly all their shows. However, on Casual Wednesdays, GSBG performs an entire cover set. This past Wednesday, they treated Winston-Salem to an entire set of Grateful Dead.
Dobro player Anders Beck opened the second set by explaining exactly what Casual Wednesdays are. In addition to being a GSBG, Anders went on to profess his love for Wednesdays and spread a rallying call for us all to embrace and love Wednesdays. Then without delay, Greensky Bluegrass jumped into a delicious set of bluegrass flavored Dead, starting with “Eyes of the World.”
GSBG marched on with a soulful “Black Muddy River” before dialing it back up on “Mr. Charlie.” The set also included “Friend of the Devil,” “China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider” and a huge “Cassidy” sandwich complete with healthy helpings of “Cryptical Envelopment” and “The Other One.” Top the set off with a “Shakedown Street” encore and you have yourself a hell of a Grateful Dead set.
Here’s to many more Casual Wednesdays like this one!
Casual Wednesday, Eyes of the World, Black Muddy River, Mr. Charlie, Friend Of The Devil, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Cassidy (2) > Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Cassidy
Encore: Shakedown Street
(2) Dark Star and various other Dead teases to start
Thanks to Marisa Muldoon for the stream.
Photo credit: lincoln919
Jam DeetsJam Date: October 25, 2017
Featuring: Greensky Bluegrass
Venue: The Millennium Center
Songs: Black Muddy River, Cassidy, Casual Wednesday, China Cat Sunflower, Cryptical Envelopment, Eyes of The World, Friend Of The Devil, I Know You Rider, Mr. Charlie, Shakedown Street, The Other One
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