Greensky Bluegrass

Greensky Bluegrass

Carolina Still

Fri, January 18, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Pour House Music Hall

Raleigh, NC

$15

Off Sale

Greensky Bluegrass
Greensky Bluegrass
If youre familiar with bluegrass music, then youre tuned in to some of what Greensky Bluegrass does. Theyre 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 thats 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 isnt slowing down. Theyre 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 youll 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 Americas hardest working musical ensembles.

For fans of: Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, String Cheese Incident

“The true spirit of [the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival] was most embodied by a group of upstarts from Michigan called Greensky Bluegrass. Much like the festival itself, Greensky are hardly strictly bluegrass and, yet, they're representing the genre for a whole new generation.” – Rolling Stone
Carolina Still
Carolina Still
For fans of: Johnny Cash, Bob Wayne, Old Crow Medicine Show

Carolina Still, out of Washington, NC, promotes a vision of early 20th century rural and small-town life, with a distinct Southern focus. They are a hard-driving, acoustic quartet with a distinctive new young sound and an old-time feel – the result of a potent blend of musical styles of old time, bluegrass, country, blues, rockabilly, punk and more. The band’s sound is deeply rooted in traditional music, but it is delivered with lots of energy and originality. The band will take you down on the farm, out into the tobacco fields, down a dirt road with a trunk full of ‘shine; you never know where they might take you. Their quasi-outlaw shenanigans make for an often hectic ride through some dirt road songwriting, and with three vocalists and a fiery rhythm section, they’re rarely off the pace.
The members of Carolina Still all come from diverse musical backgrounds, which is what gives them their unique sound. J. Alan Casey, who spent years as a heavy metal drummer, plays banjo, guitar, and provides vocals. Robert Norman on guitar, fiddle, and vocals, used to play in various metal bands with Casey. Billy Smith, an accomplished funk, blues, and rock drummer, brings his talents to the drums along with his background vocals. Adam Jones, on the doghouse bass and Vocals. With a collection of original songs, covers, and traditional fiddle tunes, which are all brought to you with original arrangements and style, Carolina Still is a band you don’t wanna miss!
Venue Information:
The Pour House Music Hall
224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601
http://www.the-pour-house.com/