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Greensky Bluegrass plays brilliant show
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Greensky Bluegrass put on a boot-stomping, rocking good time at The Caverns in Pelham on Wednesday night. 

The five-piece string band combines bluegrass with rock, creating its own hard-hitting sound unique from the typical bluegrass genre. Greensky Bluegrass also incorporates a full light show and electronic effects to generate even more originality.

The impressive light show projected vibrantly along the cave walls. The brilliance of the lights was second only to the rock-and-roll showmanship and high-energy bluegrass. A cover of “Cavern” by Phish was the perfect selection to end the first set.  

“There are a lot of venues above ground that are cool, but this is cooler,” said band member Anders Beck. “This is an awesome place to see a show and to play a show. It’s just generally awesome.”

The band played two sets filled with 20 songs, coming back out with an encore of “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” by Bob Dylan. Other covers included “Brokedown Palace” by the Grateful Dead and “The Shape I’m In” by The Band.

“I loved the whole experience, but my favorite part would have to be the funky shuttle bus ride down to the box office from the parking lot. It was so unique and fun,” said concert-goer Amy Barker. “Musically, my favorite part was the ‘Brokedown Palace’ cover. 

Greensky Bluegrass has played at some of the most renowned venues across the U.S., such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and on stages at festivals like Bonnaroo and Lock’N. 

The Michigan Rattlers opened the show. 

Upcoming performances at The Caverns include Gov’t Mule on Oct. 3, Dawes on Oct. 6, and STS9 on Oct. 26. For more information, visit thecaverns.com.