Bluegrass is a musical genre that can get passed over far too often. However, there are musicians out there who have created groups in this genre. GreenSky is an example of a band that has had a great deal of success in the Bluegrass world. Their unique tunes and great lyrics have given them a loyal fan base that has helped them to become who they are today. GreenSky continues to push forward the genre while bringing it to new demographics and age groups. Their approach to the genre has been one that many bands have not been able to match or recreate.
It is exciting to see GreenSky take their genre to new levels. Their recent show at Red Rocks showed that they can play bigger venues and still have a massive sound. This is an eye-opener for many music lovers who once thought Bluegrass was just for small county fairs and barnyard get-togethers. With the success of GreenSky due to their amazing lyrics and sounds since their formation in 2000, it is easy to see why fans keep coming back to these talented musicians.
There are some Bluegrass purists who do not agree with the way GreenSky interpret the genre. However, this band continues to push forward with their version of Bluegrass that has helped them to become the success they are today. Their mix of acoustic stomp and rock & roll is what has given them a newer sound. While some purists may not like this mixture, there sure are a lot of fans who have come to enjoy this sound. Their nine albums have had a great deal of success in the genre despite charting on any pop charts. This shows that a band with this level of skill does not need major radio play to continue progressing.
It will be exciting to see what the next few years have in store for GreenSky. This band will continue to bring their entertaining mix of Bluegrass to the masses. Time will only tell how many more incredible albums this great band will end up producing.
In an interview that was conducted by interviewmagazine.com in the summer of 2016, Alex Pall, who is one-half of the successful music duo called The Chainsmokers, discussed his views on today’s music industry and how he got his start in it. He stated that he became a DJ while he was growing up in New York, and although it started out as just a hobby of his, he later began showcasing his skills all around the city, and got a career going for himself. He eventually partnered up with another DJ named Rhett Bixler, and from there, The Chainsmokers was formed. But after his first partner left the venture, he was introduced to Andrew Taggart, who was attending college at Syracuse University at the time. Andrew had been an intern at Interscope Records while he was in school, and after meeting Alex, he took an interest in DJing and the EDM genre. A couple of years later, Andrew collaborated with another friend of theirs to write the song Closer, which became one of the band’s biggest hits, and won them a Grammy.
Alex Pall said that working with singer Halsey on Closer was an incredible experience, because he considers her to be a cool and unique person who has a strong voice, and is unapologetic about her personal style. The duo also had a hit with the song Selfie when they first broke onto the music scene. During that time, Alex Pall expressed that he wrote songs for the band that relate to his passions, interests and political ideas, or other things that he cares about. The two music artists have said that they feel that the types of people who connect to their music the most are in the age range of 16 to 25, but they said that there are also those in the over 30 group that enjoy it as well.
When asked what new items they bought after reaching success, Alex Pall said that he bought a house in the Hollywood Hills, but, according to him, he and Taggart aren’t the type of guys to go out and buy expensive cars.