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Greensky Bluegrass, Fruition

BRANDON WIDDER
9 pm., Friday November 01 | $20 advance, $23 day of show.
Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St.
 
[JAM-GRASS] In a genre split between standout newcomers and long-running staples, one listen to Greensky Bluegrass’ latest effort, Handguns, is enough to quietly slip the Michigan group into the latter category. However, the countrified-roots band consistently delivers onstage in spite of its studios albums’ lumbering sameness and lack of “Wagon Wheel” moments. Songs peak 10 minutes in, when the harmony-dipped melodies finally settle and Anders Beck’s dobro slides in a la the Jerry Douglas Express. The blue-collar lyrics are a nice touch, but it’s the rustic jams that have warranted the band its two-night slot here. 

Where: Wonder Ballroom
Phone: 284-8686
Address: 128 NE Russell St.

 
 

Wonder Ballroom

128 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR
 
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