Greensky Bluegrass brought Beech Mountain's "Summer Concert Series" to a close on Saturday, August 21st with a socially distanced, rousing show. Both the Midwest quintet and large crowd were in good spirits on a beautiful, moon-lit evening in the high country.
The band opened the first of two sets with "Past My Prime" and followed with several more originals before covering Bill Monroe's "Wheel Hoss", Dire Straits "Money For Nothing". The set culminated with the well-executed "Kerosene".
The second set began with guitarist Dave Bruzza leading the band's "A Letter To Seymour" Dobro aficionado Anders Beck was chatty with the crowd during most of the evening, and pointed out a beautiful rising moon over the mountain between songs. The surroundings of Beech Mountain seemed to play a pivotal role in the band's fun-filled night that was evident with their "Fa Sho, Uh Huh" rendition which culminated with a nod to boy-band NSYNC dance moves on stage. The set was extremely well played and witnessed the Jimi Hendrix cover "Foxy Lady" sandwiched between "Leap year" and the encore "How Mountain Girls Can Love".
Set One: Past My Prime, Take Cover, Tuesday Letter, Wheel Hoss, Money For Nothing, What You Need, Reverend, Send Me your Address From Heaven, While Waiting, Kerosene
Set Two: A Letter To Seymour, In Control, All For Money, Broken Highways, Reuben's Train, Burn Them, Merely Avoiding, Fa Sho Uh Huh, Demons, Leap Year>Foxy Lady>Leap Year
Encore: How Mountain Girls Can Love
- Words & photos by Tim Hobert