Greensky Bluegrass recently announced their live tour project, “The Leap Year Sessions” and held a successful first broadcast of the series last Friday. Tomorrow, Friday, August 14, fans can catch a brand-new show, and can tune-in every Friday throughout August and September for more (8 shows scheduled, with 7 shows remaining).
Greensky Bluegrass’ Paul Hoffman wrote: "After over 100 days without playing music together, we felt like we needed to find a way. We wanted to give our fans some solace and release from troubled times, but we also just needed to be Greensky again. So many canceled shows and plans. The constant stream of loss made us refocus from working to keep our business alive to, “how can we just play some music?” It’s hard to convey how much we needed to just return to the core of what we are. So we traveled to be in the same city and hunkered down for a week creating shows. A series of live performance sessions with our whole crew and a top-notch video production company. We wrote setlists again. We laughed together again. We rehearsed a ton to blow dust of forgotten arrangements and re-discussed why we even chose to play songs the way we do. It had never been so long before. Everything felt familiar and comforting but also so different and fresh.
The joy of reunion compelled us to replace our Wednesday archive stream with a live performance. We were excited to present a show again. The energy was amazing. To feel the attention without a crowd before us was beyond belief. It was miraculous.
When we started showing archival footage and watching it “With” you, there was also a powerful connection happening. Suddenly, we were together again. We look forward to joining you for this brand-new series, “The Leap Year Sessions” and being united in a musical moment created with intention for isolation.
We’ve played “Don’t Lie” and “Weather” before but never after being separated from each other for months. So, while it’s Greensky, it’s also brand new. Tune in and watch us become a band again. Witness us become the audience for each other. Listening like we never have. From the fresh excitement of the beginning to the new musical creations towards the end, I believe it will arc like a tour. a tour like none other...
For certain, we made these for us. Greensky and you. So, we present this from 2020, a longer year saddened by the loss of a live audience, but we know you are out there watching and listening. Please enjoy."
Click HERE for 4K HDR video of Greensky Bluegrass performing the track “Leap Year” from the Session #1 HYFI performance on August 7.
Every Friday in August (14, 21 & 28) and September (4, 11, 18 & 25).
Start time 9pm ET / 8pm CT / 7pm MT / 6pm PT.
All performances are viewable in the concert archive following initial showings.
$14.95/show (a series package is available as well).
ABOUT GREENSKY BLUEGRASS:
A live force of nature renowned for bringing rock ‘n’ roll showmanship to high-energy bluegrass, Greensky Bluegrass has sold out hallowed venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the legendary Ryman Auditorium in addition to igniting stages everywhere from New Orleans Jazz Festival to Austin City Limits, Fuji Rock Festival to Byron Bay Bluesfest and beyond. Their unpredictable performances remain the stuff of legend attracting diehard devotees who typically travel far and wide to experience multiple gigs. Comprised of Anders Beck (dobro), Michael Arlen Bont (banjo), Dave Bruzza (guitar), Mike Devol (upright bass), and Paul Hoffman (mandolin), Greensky Bluegrass is known for pushing the limits of traditional bluegrass. Beck explains, “We’re a rock ‘n’ roll band that plays bluegrass instruments. Bluegrass is such a finite thing. Because you have a banjo and a mandolin, you’re supposed to do it a certain way or you’ll piss off some people. But we’ve always been ourselves.”
For more information, visit www.greenskybluegrass.com
HYFI is the leading destination for the highest quality live entertainment and 4K and HDR on-demand concert programming on the internet. Created with both artists and fans in mind, HYFI gives fans access to broadcast-quality video and sound, with full 4K HDR available on desktop VOD, along with watching the live show on their favorite platforms, including iOS, Android, Apple TV, and multiple smart TV platforms. In June 2020, HYFI released its current concert series from The Pageant in St. Louis featuring artists such as Greek Fire, The Mighty Pines, Tonina, Funky Butt Brass Band, The Hard Promises, Marquise Knox, and The Hard Promises.
For more information, visit www.hyfi.com.
HDR 4K production for The Leap Year Sessions is being provided by 201 Productions, award-winning leaders in producing multi-camera live coverage utilizing 4K mobile fly pack video recording systems. Their live coverage can be seen across major music tours, festivals, and corporate events.
For more information, visit www.201productions.com