Greensky Bluegrass is back to announce Stress Dreams, the band’s eighth studio album, due out on January 21 via Thirty Tigers.
For the past century, bluegrass music has traditionally relayed real tales of American life, struggle, tragedy, and triumph. It gives a voice to the quiet, yet colorful stories woven into the fabric of the country itself. Greensky Bluegrass live these stories through their records and performances.
When touring ceased in 2020 in the face of the global pandemic, the band hunkered down and compiled demos individually at first, sharing emails and voice notes. In July 2020, they got together for the first time in four months, dedicating rehearsals to the development of the new material. Once circumstances safely permitted, they recorded what would become Stress Dreams during a session in Guilford, VT and two sessions in Asheville, NC with frequent collaborator “and old friend” Dominic John Davis as producer and “wizard engineer” Glenn Brown mixing. They preserved the hallmarks of their sound while widening its expanse.
“Greensky is and always has been very unique in our world,” says Paul Hoffman. “We put our love, energy, and focus into what we appreciate about our music. We come together as a band in a way that’s organic. We take a lot of pride in how we grow and challenge each other too. We’re maturing together. I think we get more Greensky all of the time.”
Oct 8-9 @ Hillberry Music Festival | Eureka Springs, AR
Oct 28 @ Suwannee Hulaween | Live Oak, FL
Oct 29-30 @ The Ryman | Nashville, TN w/ Lindsay Lou
Nov 11 @ The Observatory | San Diego, CA
Nov 12 @ The Fonda | Los Angeles, CA
Nov 13 @ The Fox | Oakland, CA
Nov 14 @ Crystal Bay | Stateline, NV
Nov 17 @ Midtown Ballroom | Bend, OR
Nov 18 @ Crystal Ballroom | Portland, OR
Nov 19-20 @ The Showbox | Seattle, WA
Nov 26-27 @ Kalamazoo State Theatre | Kalamazoo, MI
Dec 9 – 13 @ Strings & Sol | Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Dec 30-31 @ The Factor | St. Louis, MO
Absence of Reason
Until I Sing
Give a Shit
Worry for You
Cut a Tooth
New & Improved
Reasons to Stay