Greensky Bluegrass in Concert at Stage AE; Roxian Hosts G. Love and Donavon Frankenreiter (Thurs.,1/26/23)

1) Greensky Bluegrass will perform at Stage AE tonight in support of last year’s LP Stress Dreams. Greensky Bluegrass has done pretty well for itself. 2016’s Shouted, Written Down & Quoted (produced by Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin), peaked at number three on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart. The album before that, 2014’s If Sorrows Swim, went to number one. The band has sold out venues like Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. Greensky Bluegrass began as a trio in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2000, and it has since swelled to a quintet. No drummer in this band; instead get ready for banjo, bass, dobro, guitar, and mandolin. Its live shows are also known for fantastic light displays. Special guest is Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore. (C.M., R.H.)

2) Sometimes blues, sometimes hip hop, sometimes rock—G. Love & Special Sauce deliver a smorgasbord of all their sounds often in one song, such as on “New York City.” The Philadelphia trio has remained a viable act for over 25 years. G. Love’s 2020 LP release, The Juice, was nominated for the Best Contemporary Blues Album Grammy Award. Their latest release is Philadelphia Mississippi, which dropped in 2022. also on the tour is Donavon Frankenreiter, a rock musician and professional surfer; and Nat Meyers. 8 p.m. Roxian Theatre, 425 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks. (C.M., R.H.)

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