Greensky BlueGrass Fans Drive Word-Of-Mouth Popularity For Band

Greensky brought their innovative brand of rock-infused bluegrass to the vaunted Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, recently and drove a shoulder-to-shoulder, standing-room-only crowd into a frenzied state of hard-pickin’ heaven.

Playing Red Rocks is considered a major milestone for many bands. If you’re headlining there, you’ve arrived. But Greensky did more than show up. They proved why they’re one of America’s most talked about bluegrass acts that’s garnered legions of followers in the past decade.

Greensky Bluegrass was founded in 2004 with three members. That would be Michael Bont on Banjo, Dave Bruzza on guitar and Paul Hoffman on mandoline. Hoffman also provides the silky vocals for the group and writes songs. They later expanded to a five-man set when they brought in Michael Devol, a classical cellist, as bass player and Anders Beck playing an amazing dobro.

A big milestone for the bluegrass quintet came in 2006 when the band won first place at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival competition. The event is held in Telluride, Colorado, and is sponsored by Planet Bluegrass.

The band released their first album in 2004. It was called Less Than Supper. The follow-up album was Tuesday Letter produced by Tim Carbone, a member of the highly Railroad Earth. Greensky’s third at latest album is Shouted, Written Down & Quoted released in 2016. That effort was produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos.

Part of the reason for this group’s success is its deep bench. The vocals of Paul Hoffman and his nuanced songwriting have touched a chord with a key audience demographic. Another factor is the amazingly emotive play of Anders Beck on the dobro. Beck is something of a latecomer to the band. He joined seven years after the band originally formed in Kalamazoo, Michigan in the mid-2000s. But today fans of Greensky could not imagine this group without the iconic style Beck brings to the music. It’s as if he completed a certain “sound” the boys had been looking for from the beginning.

The audience continues to grow for Greensky, largely due to word-of-mouth promotion engendered by enthusiastic fans.

Rosenzweig Interviews Alex Pall

In 2012, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart first started out as the DJ and production duo known as the Chainsmokers and, by 2014, they had already dropped their first hit single, Selfie. So just how did the duo of Alex Pall and Taggart become so famous so quickly? Mathias Rosenzweig recently reached out to Pall for an interview where he talked about how The Chainsmokers came to be, how they handle their fame and fortune and where they plan on going in the future of their career. The two first crossed paths when Taggart was matriculating at Syracuse and Pall was performing at various gigs in and around New York City. Pall’s manager first brought the two together and, from there on in, they began working together on a regular basis.

It wasn’t long before they had released a whole string of hit singles and, before they knew what was happening, they had attained worldwide critical acclaim. They stand out from many other DJs by singing on their own songs but they make no apologies for it, insisting it’s essential because the songs are about their lives. When discussing their collaboration with Halsey, Alex was more than happy to sing her praises, calling her a cool, unique artist with a style all her own. He also discussed how lucky he feels to have such a wide fan base which used to be predominantly college students but has since expanded to include people of all ages.

They are truly grateful for everybody who loves and listens to their music. As for their live concerts, they’ve constantly been changing their live shows as the music industry continues to grow and evolve. While many other artists tend to lip sync during their concerts, the Chainsmokers actually sing live during their concerts. And they plan on sticking around the music scene for as long as possible as they believe things wouldn’t be the same when they return. So we wish them the best of luck on the future of their musical career and hope they will have continued success in the many years to come.