Who are Greensky Bluegrass Band?

Greensky is a five-member country band/American bluegrass created in Michigan’s Kalamazoo in 2000. The group started with three members, but it has grown to include five members. The band has added dynamic effects as well as full light shows on their tours. Moreover, the band has maintained the concept of traditional bluegrass in most of its genres. Because of the name, all articles that the group releases address the fact that Greensky is not all about bluegrass. For instance, in their promotional materials, the group explains that what they produce is their bluegrass music version that is mixed with an acoustic stomp as well as having the spirit of rock and roll.

Greensky Bluegrass was established in 2000 by Dave Bruzza (guitar), Paul Hoffman (mandolin), and Michael Arlen Bont (banjo). By this time, the three were new to the scene of bluegrass, but they brought upon a series of influences and variety music backgrounds which was displayed in their Less than Supper release in may 2004. Less than Supper was recorded with Al Bates the dobro player and Chris Carr, the bassist. Carr and Bates later left the group. Michael Devol who had planned to join the band as one of its managers later became the bassist. In 2006, the band won the band competition of Telluride Bluegrass festival. This win made them participate on 2007 festival’s main stage. Soon the band released Tuesday Letter, their second album which was the production of Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone.

Greensky Bluegrass debuted their latest album Shouted, Written Down & Quoted in September 2016. The record was Steve Berlin’s production. Steve works with Los Lobos. Most parts of the album recordings were done in North Carolina’s Asheville in 2015. The band’s on-stage collaborations include Sam Bush, Larry Keel, Phil Lesh, Cornmeal, Railroad Earth, Papa Mail, and Bill Kreutzman.

The Greensky bluegrass performed for two nights at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The band took over the primary roles during the Friday show giving more fun to the enormous crowd infused funky R&B, bluesy jams. It was fun for the band to invite many guests while sprinkling some Grateful Dead and Phish teases during their entire jam grass.

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Clay Huston Tips to Music Industry Success

Clay Huston is an audio engineer and owner of a business that offers services for event organizers and musicians. He holds several university courses on theatre designs and previous work experience companies in the live music sector. Huston progressed in his career to become a project manager. It is after gaining all the relevant skills he decided to found a firm that deals with production, designing, and production concepts.

Clay Huston works revolves around rock music, and so far, he has completed numerous managerial and technical performances with the notable ones being Pink, Kid Rock, and Guns N’ Roses. In 2005, he was part of the “Bleed Like Me” world tour conducted by the Garbage Band that traveled across North America, Australia, and Europe while serving as the monitor engineer. In the last year, he was behind the “Honda Civic Tour” under the OneRepublic operating the rigging system in concerts held in Asia and North American between July, August, and September.

According to Clay Huston, the experience he gathered from previous work experience helped him develop various marketable skills that he currently employs in his company. He decided to take a risk and establish a company after his employer was adversely affected by the recession. His talents gave him the confidence to start his business, and have also contributed a great deal to the success of his business. The work experience helps him make his pipe dreams a reality with the assistance of computer-aided designs.

Clay Huston continues to create new illumination, set designs and audio concepts with a keen eye on dimensions as they play a key role in the venue entrance performances. His business attracts clients through his attention to details and readiness to work for long hours. This boosts his reputation among performers who acknowledge professionalism and dedication. That is the reason he is highly recommended to clients who are in need of his services.

Part of the habits that have helped Clay Huston succeed in his business is the regular check on his work to identify errors that could interfere with the quality and safety of his show. He understood that a serious mistake could hurt his reputation for a lifetime. He also mentioned that he adequately prepares for each event by sensibly organizing the equipment.

 

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Alex Pall Talks About The Struggle For Identity in Chainsmokers Interview

According to Alex Pall, the New York based DJ who forms one-half of the hit group the Chainsmokers, it is all about the struggle to become artists. Sitting down in an interview the Interview Magazine Pall and cohort Andrew Taggart explained the uniqueness of their music. The two have been steadily gaining popularity since the release of their breakthrough single “#Selfie” in 2012. Their latest work has been stirring up quite a hornet’s nest of speculation.

Since the 2016 release of charting single “Closer” Andrew Taggart has been providing lead vocals for songs. The duo has also become more involved in songwriting, and their music now contains references to their real lives within its lyrics. As most DJ’s in the EDM spectrum create electronic soundscapes out of other people’s music, obviously this is a bit peculiar. Pall explained it as a journey of self-discovery, and an attempt to remain interesting and engaged. “People connect to a our music on a deep level” the artists explained, “And we want to be part of that”.

The duo described their formation of album concepts, explaining to Interview Magazine their process. “You feel the pressure of an album,” Pall begins, “fans want it and so does the label, but we do not want an album of 10 or 12 songs that have nothing to do with each other.” Pall continues by describing a typical DJ album, around six good songs, a few dance records, maybe an interlude, and about three actual singles. According to Pall the group has reached the point where an album should be a related body of work, illustrating who they are cohesively.

It is pretty easy to understand where Alex Pall is coming from. EDM music is mostly beautifully organized sound tapestries. DJs rely on other artists to provide vocals and words. This is why songs within the genre sound a lot alike, and why there are seven remixes of the same source material floating around. The only way to become relevant in such an atmosphere, is to poke some holes in the wall and push boundaries.

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The Chainsmokers Are on a Streak of Hits

The Billboard Music Awards honored Avicii, Swedish producer and DJ along with The Chainsmokers and Halsey. Alex Pall and Drew Taggart told thousands who attended the event in Las Vegas that Avicii is an artist that has inspired so many people in many ways.

Halsey also commented that it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with him and that the whole situation is a reminder that mental illness is a struggle for many.

Taggart dedicated the award to Avicii and also reiterated what Halsey said about him being a good influence.

Unfortunately, Avicci died at age 28 when he took his own life. Unreleased music of his still may be released according to president of Geffen Records who the late star used to produce his music.

The Chainsmokers are in a streak of hits and have just released their “Sick Boy” song. The catchy music video for the song got over 136,000,000 views and had a memorable and captive sound to it. Perhaps the song has become such a hit due to the live instrumentation, or Drew’s Vocals.

In February their song, “You Owe Me,” reached #4 on the Hot 100 Singles chart and is a dark and shocking sing with over 34,000,000 views on YouTube. It took just one month. Their video for “Closer” got over 2 million views in February and was released in July of 2016.

The Chainsmokers are not slowing down anytime soon, and in March their hit single, Everybody Hates Me, got over nine million views in under a month. Not bad for just an audio track.

The iHeartRadio Awards was another bright highlight for the duo and Taggart and Drew received awards for Dance Album of the Year, Dance Artist of the Year, and Best Collaboration.

At the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, The Chainsmokers performed six new songs integrated with their commercial hits, electro mashups, and hard dubstep to get eth crowd going.

The duo has broken the mold and is continuously pushing the limits of music, and that is just one of the reasons why their fans love them.

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The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers are a successful DJ duo that just recently dropped a single called “Sick Boy” that reclaimed their position on top of the billboard charts. Alex Pall and Drew Taggart discuss their musical success and everything that comes along with it in a recent interview with Forbes. In 2015 they released a song called “Roses” which gave them one of their first chart topping hits, which was ultimately predated by 2014s “Selfie”. In 2016 they released Collage, followed by a Memories…Do Not Open, a full studio album released in April 2017. (Read more about Chainsmokers on Beatport: The Chainsmokers)

 

 

The Chainsmokers discuss the field of EDM music, recent Grammy wins, and the political and social climate leading up to their single “Sick Boy”. Their strong collaboration with their record label has given them a platform to market and push their sound into the mainstream and other media outlets. The Chainsmokers are poised for another breakout year, but, not without the usual challenges.

 

The Chainsmokers have worked tirelessly to promote and collaborate with other artists and label, giving them a competitive edge in the marketplace. Artists like Def Jam, Halsey, Daya, Charlee, Logic, or XYLO, have all worked with the Chainsmokers on different songs and projects.

 

Following “Sick Boy”, the Chainsmokers have plans to release additional content and continue touring. From their humble beginnings to headlining multiple venues such as the VMAs and going on the Memories Do Not Open Tour, which was an international tour that spanned three continents.

 

The Chainsmokers attempt to encapsulate themes such as the obsession with social media, creative blocks, tours, musical influences, and the various pressures of performing on the road. They look to continue their upward trend in popularity and sales in 2018 and beyond. Judging from their

290 million views on YouTube, this success doesn’t seem out of reach. Find Related Information Here.

 

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