first_imgLoad remaining images On Saturday night, Greensky Bluegrass returned to the Ogden Theatre for a smoking hot finale that produced a wide array of highlights–from a rare guest drummer, to the debut of a classic rock n’ roll standard, to a Paul Hoffman/Dave Bruzza duo encore (hoFFZZa). The band opened with a “Before Bring Out Your Dead”>”Bring Out Your Dead” sequence off 2011’s Handguns. The opening segment got the packed-to-the-brim Denver crowd boogying, making for a high-energy start to their third and final show of their three-night Denver run. The band continued to play more recent material with a sweet rendition of “Wings for Wheels”, followed by the groovy “Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox”, which included Paul Hoffman and dobro-wizard Anders Beck trading off scorching hot solos.Next, Greensky shifted gears to a bit more old school whipping out “Bottle Dry,” before the band dove deep into a beautifully jammed-out “No Idea”>”Lose My Way.” With Hoffamn leading the way on vocals, the 1600-capacity theater had never felt so much like home, as fans hung a massive sign over the balcony reading “Colorado Love’s GSBG.” Dave Bruzza then took over on vocals, leading the band through “Steam Powered Aeroplane” before ending the set with some new tunes: “Hold On” and “Run or Die”, off their 2016 album Shouted, Written Down, & Quoted.After a first set that perfectly mixed new and old favorites, Greensky Bluegrass opened set two with a cover of Jimmy Martin’s “Hit Parade of Love.” A jam-packed “All Four” sandwich followed, with a powerful cover of Van Morrison’s “Into The Mystic” thrown in the middle. After “Past My Prime,” the group performed 2011’s “Jaywalking,” with the bluegrass generals firing off on all cylinders.To close set two, the band served up another delectable sandwich with “Burn Them” > ”Miss September” > “Burn Them,” inviting Guido Batista onstage to help out on tambourine. The guests kept coming, as Greensky welcomed drummer Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic) up for a rendition of “Old Barns,” before closing the set with another favorite off Handguns, “Don’t Lie.” “Don’t Lie” included teases of Phish’s “Contact” and “Living Over,” bringing set two to a triumphant close.As the band came onstage for encore, Anders Beck stepped up to the mic declaring how excited and ready he is for Greensky’s first two-night headlining run at Red Rocks this upcoming September. Hoffman and Bruzza kicked off the encore with a rare duet, performing a cover of Gillian Welch’s “I Want To Sing That Rock and Roll,” before inviting the rest of the band and Jeremy Salken back up for a debut cover of Steppenwolf’s “Born To Be Wild.”Listen to full audio from Greensky’s Denver closer courtesy of taper Rob O’Brien:Next up for Greensky is a performance at Egyptian Room at Old National Centre in Indianapolis. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.SETLIST: Greensky Bluegrass | Ogden Theatre| Denver, CO | 1/13/2018Set 1: Before Bring Out Your Dead> Bring Out Your Dead, Wings for Wheels, Ain’t No Bread in the Breadbox> Bottle Dry, No Idea> Lose My Way, Steam Powered Aeroplane, Hold On>Exuberance> Run or DieSet 2: Hit Parade of Love, All Four> Into the Mystic> All Four, Past My Prime, Jaywalking, Burn Them> Miss September> Burn Them (1), Old Barns (2), Don’t Lie (2) (3) (4)Encore: I Want to Sing That Rock and Roll (5), Born To Be Wild (2)1) – w/ Guido Batista (tambourine)(2) – w/ Jeremy Salken (drums)(3) – Contact tease(4) – Living Over tease(5) – Dave and Paul duetBelow, view a beautiful gallery of photos from the show via photographer Chris Klein:Greensky Bluegrass | Ogden Theatre| Denver, CO | 1/13/2018 | Photos: Chris Kleinlast_img

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