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Michigan’s Bluegrass Band Greensky Bluegrass Rollin’ to Smith’s Olde Bar

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Greensky BluegrassBringing an infectious blend of original tunes, traditional staples, and an affinity for high-energy improvisation, Greensky Bluegrass is coming to Atlanta in January to help you party down. Playing nearly 175 shows a year, they’ve gained a growing reputation as a band on a mission, bringing bluegrass to the masses with a little bit of rock-n’-roll thrown in for attitude and good measure. Put your dancing shoes on and get down to Smith’s for a helluva good time!

If you're familiar with bluegrass music, then you're tuned in to some of what Greensky Bluegrass does. They're also known to throw a great party, rock n roll, and (if the critics are to be believed) they have great songs. They are unquestionably a team of friends that traverse the country making music they enjoy. What makes Greensky different than Bluegrass? Poignant rural ballads about real people? Dobro tone that Jerry (Douglas or Garcia) would love? Distortion Pedals? Grit and attitude from a whiskey soaked card game? Indeed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.

This quintet from Michigan has been staying up late at all the coolest festivals and stopping to play your favorite clubs and theaters across America for 11 years now. Nearly 175 shows per year has prepared them for the rigorous task of continuity. Greensky Bluegrass isn't slowing down. "They're coming to your town to help you party down." Yeah. Really. Like you never thought possible.

At the start of the millenium,some of these guys met, then they met more guys. They thought Greensky was a clever name for a bluegrass band. Fast forward to 2011 when they recorded their fourth studio record, called Handguns. Among them, words like, "proud," "killer," and "damn right!" have been spoken in regards to the music of Handguns.

While they all may be accurate, we hope you'll find far more than you expected, hell - even more than we expected contained in this piece work that may well come to define one of 21st Century America's hardest working musical ensembles.

Smith’s Olde Bar is an Atlanta institution, offering some of the best music to be found anywhere in the city. Our atmosphere is very relaxed, and you can find something good to eat and something fun to do almost every night. For more information on this event visit www.SmithsOldeBar.com/

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