Greensky Bluegrass announce CD release Winter Tour



Greensky Bluegrass has announced its plans for a Winter Tour that crosses the entire country in five weeks.

The announcement caps an epic year that saw critical acclaim for their new album, Handguns; performances in front of thousands at Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot, Electric Forest, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass & two dozen other festivals and with Rolling Stone proclaiming “Greensky Bluegrass are representing the genre for a whole new generation.”

Wrapping up an amazing 2011 in Michigan, the group celebrates with a two-night New Year’s Run at Detroit’s legendary Majestic Theater with The Macpodz as special guests. 2012’s first tour begins in the Northeast with Todd Sheaffer of Railroad Earth supporting; followed by a few Midwest stops including the Park West in Chicago, before heading to Colorado, Wyoming and Montana for a 10-show Ski Tour, wrapping up with the band’s debut at the Wintergrass Festival in Tacoma, WA. From there, Greensky Bluegrass continues even further westward by hopping halfway across the Pacific Ocean for two shows in Hawaii on the islands Oahu and Maui for the band’s debut on the islands.

While this ain’t your grandpa’s ‘traditional’ bluegrass, Greensky has decided to go notably old school with the release of Handguns on a limited edition, double LP, 192 gram vinyl pressing. Handguns vinyl presale orders will be available after the holidays on the band’s website.

As a bonus to fans both new and old, Greensky Bluegrass is offering a free stream & download of the Handguns EP, featuring five of the songs from the new album at



30 – Detroit, MI w/The Macpodz
31 – Detroit, MI w/The Macpodz


17 – Baltimore, MD – 8×10 – w/ Todd Sheaffer (Railroad Earth)
18 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live – w/ Todd Sheaffer (Railroad Earth)
19 – New York, NY – Sullivan Hall – w/ Todd Sheaffer (Railroad Earth)
20 – Boston, MA – Middle East w/ The BridgeBuilders
21 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground w/ Jatoba
22 – Syracuse, NY – Wescott Theater
26 – Urbana, IL – Canopy Club – w/ Strange Arrangement
27 – Chicago, IL – Park West w/ Strange Arrangement
28 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theater – w/ Strange Arrangement


4 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
8 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
9 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
10 – Ft. Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note
11 – Ft. Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note
12 – Crested Butte, CO – Center for the Arts
14 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up
15 – Breckenridge, CO – Three 20 South
17 – Jackson, WY – Mangy Moose
18 – Big Sky, MT – Big Sky Big Grass Bluegrass Festival
19 – Big Sky, MT – Big Sky Big Grass Bluegrass Festival
21 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat
22 – Ketchum, ID – Whiskey Jaques
23 – Boise, ID — Reef
25 – Tacoma, WA — Wintergrass Festival


2 – Oahu, HI – The Arts at Mark’s Garage
3 – Maui, HI – Charley’s
23 – Live Oak, FL – Suwanee Springfest


29 – Indio, CA – Stagecoach Festival


26 – Chilicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival
27 – Chilicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival