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Published: 2011/11/01

Greensky Bluegrass’ ‘Totally Bitchin 80s’ Halloween

Last night at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado Greensky Bluegrass celebrated Halloween with its ‘Totally Bitchin 80s’ theme. The group decked out in a variety of costumes, each of which reflected the decade, while the group’s music also focused on many signature tunes from the era. Opening with a pair of Michael Jackson songs, “Thriller,” which segued into “Beat It,” the band then delivered bluegrass takes on such selections as Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like The Wolf,” Prince’s “When Doves Cry” and “Little Red Corvette,” Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” Along the way the group also snuck in a few of its own originals, such as “Break Mountain Brokedown” “New Rize Hill” and “Tarpology” (which also included Pink Floyd’s “One Slip” from 1987’s A Momentary Lapse of Reason ).

The group performs next on Wednesday in Santa Fe, NM.

Greensky Bluegrass, Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado, 10/31

Set 1: Thriller (Michael Jackson) > Beat It (Michael Jackson), Hungry Like The Wolf (Duran Duran), Bust A Move (Young MC) > Break Mountain Brokedown (Greensky) > West LA Fadeaway (Grateful Dead), Sharp Dressed Man ( ZZ Top), When Doves Cry (Prince), Ghostbusters (Ray Parker Jr.) > New Rize Hill (Greensky) > Can’t Stop Now (New Grass Revival)

Set 2: Eye Of The Tiger (Survivor), Young Turks (Rod Stewart), Little Red Corvette (Prince) > Shuckin’ The Corn (Traditional) > Little Red Corvette (Prince), Driven To Tears (The Police), Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen), Who Can It Be Now (Men At Work), Driving My Life Away (Eddie Rabbit), Tarpology (Greensky) > One Slip (Pink Floyd) > Tarpology (Greensky)

Enc 1: Every Rose Has Its Thorn (Poison)
Enc 2: Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey)

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