Greensky Bluegrass


  • From Kalamazoo, Michigan (original home of Gibson Instruments).
  • Formed in 2004 by Paul Hoffman (mandolin), Michael Arden Bont (banjo), Michael Devol (bass) and Dave Bruzza (guitar). Anders Beck (Dobro™) joined in 2007.
  • 2006, won the Telluride (Colorado) Band Competition.
  • Their name implies that they are actually the opposite of a bluegrass band (“Green Sky” vs “Blue Grass”). “We play acoustic instruments but we put on a rock’n’roll show. We play in bigger clubs and theaters, there’s a killer light show, and we’re as loud as your favorite rock band. It’s not easy to make five acoustic instruments sound like this but it’s something we’ve spent years working on.
  • 2007, released Tuesday Letter album (no label).
  • 2008, released Five Interstates album (no label).
  • 2008, released Live at Bell’s album (no label).
  • 2011, released Handguns album (no label).
  • 2014, released If Sorrows Swim album (Big Blue Zoo).