Greensky Bluegrass Welcomes New Family Member At NWSS, Tags In Johnny Grubb To Sub On Bass [Video]

first_imgGreensky Bluegrass blew minds at the Northwest String Summit this year with their mix of bluegrass, rock, and psychedelia. Due to the early (but healthy) arrival of Mike Devol‘s newborn son Jude, the bassist understandably tapped out of the gig to be home with his family. In his stead, Greensky invited friend and top-notch bassist in his own right, Johnny Grubb, to sub in at the last minute. After numerous gigs with bands across the scene, Grub was the perfect choice to handle the low end. The substitute bassist seemed to really enjoy vocal duties as well, sporting a wry grin on his face every time he approached the mic. No stranger to the Northwest String Summit, Grub was welcomed back to Horning’s Hideout with open arms and uproarious cheers. The rest of Greensky also stepped up to the challenge, with banjo guru Michael Bont leading the way. That is not to say that mandolin player Paul Hoffman wasn’t giving folks chills, Dave Bruzza wasn’t filling out the sound wave with his full-bodied guitar, and Anders Beck wasn’t melting faces as usual, of course. Rather, Bont’s cranky banjo tone just seemed to saw through the mix a little bit sharper than usual.Watch Yonder Mountain Perform All Of Pink Floyd’s 1971 Classic ‘Meddle’ At Northwest String SummitLuckily, you don’t don’t have to take our word for it. Our own Rex Thomson was on hand filming all weekend (including Yonder Mountain String Band’s Pink Floyd tribute set). Check out Rex’s clips from both of Greensky Bluegrass’s sets over the weekend ahead of his full review to see how well Greensky and the talented Mr. Grubb did on such short notice. The clips are below, including a set-closing heart-warming welcome to the newest member of the Greensky family, sung by the band and the crowd to the Devol family via the simulcast. Enjoy!“Out Of Control-Headed For A Breakdown”“Windshield”“Four-Hey Jude Outro”last_img

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