Shouted, Written Down & Quoted
(Big Blue Zoo/thirty Tigers)
Greensky Bluegrass are nothing if not diverse. On this, their 6th album, elements of jam, country, rock’n’roll and, of course, bluegrass are present, and instruments as varied as mandolins and banjos are used in abundance. While raspy vocals might not seem to align with the acrobatic picking, the album’s darker theme makes the contrast ideal, and the multiple songwriting duties from both Paul and Dave flow seamlessly from faster paced romping to gorgeous acoustic moments. Take your favorite one time punk frontman gone acoustic and magnify it by 1000 and you get some idea of the talent of these rising Michigan stars.