Since winning the 2006 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, Michigan's Greensky Bluegrass have been playing more than 170 shows a year and sharing stages with Tony Rice & Peter Rowan, Sam Bush, Yonder Mountain String Band and Railroad Earth. The group uses traditional bluegrass instruments to craft original songs and sounds. Occasionally, they'll venture into exploratory rock & roll jams, giving songs by the Talking Heads, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead and Bob Marley a bluegrass twist.
The band's fourth CD, Five Interstates, was produced by Railroad Earth's Tim Carbone. Its Mountain Stage set features a preview of their forthcoming album, Handguns. Greensky Bluegrass is followed by Mountain Stage pianist Bob Thompson, with the instrumental "Deep River."
This segment originally aired on August 3, 2011.
- 200 Miles from Montana
- Jesus on the Mainline
- I'd Probably Kill You
- Don't Lie
- Deep River (Bob Thompson)