Greensky Bluegrass Build A “Monument” Ahead Of Eighth Album ‘Stress Dreams’

Americana/Alt-Bluegrass band Greensky Bluegrass have released their first single, “Monument”, from upcoming eighth studio album Stress Dreams, due out on January 21 via Thirty Tigers.  

For Anders Beck, the song has a lot to do with his Covid-19 experience:

“I enlisted the help of my buddy Chris Gelbuda to help turn a bunch of ideas that I had had into my first lyrical venture for Greensky. This song is essentially about what it was like to have my life, career, and world slammed to a halt by the Covid-19 pandemic. It was really emotionally shocking to have everything we’ve worked for and built ripped out of our hands almost overnight. With all of that in mind, we decided that the musical vibe of the song should take on the air of the first song that we would want to play when we get back on stage in front of thousands of people dancing and partying in a field at a festival… I think we got pretty close!” 

When touring ceased in 2020 in the face of the global pandemic, the Greensky began compiling demos individually at first, sharing emails and voice notes. In July 2020, they got together for the first time in four months, dedicating rehearsals to the development of the new material. Once circumstances safely permitted, they recorded what would become Stress Dreams during a session in Guilford, VT and two sessions in Asheville, NC with frequent collaborator Dominic John Davis as producer and Glenn Brown mixing.

Paul Hoffman comments about working on the upcoming album:

“Greensky is and always has been very unique in our world. We put our love, energy, and focus into what we appreciate about our music. We come together as a band in a way that’s organic. We take a lot of pride in how we grow and challenge each other too. We’re maturing together. I think we get more Greensky all of the time.”

You can also catch Greensky Bluegrass on tour:

Oct 28 @ Suwannee Hulaween | Live Oak, FL

Oct 29-30 @ The Ryman | Nashville, TN w/ Lindsay Lou

Nov 11 @ The Observatory | San Diego, CA 

Nov 12 @ The Fonda | Los Angeles, CA  

Nov 13 @ The Fox | Oakland, CA 

Nov 14 @ Crystal Bay | Stateline, NV 

Nov 17 @ Midtown Ballroom | Bend, OR 

Nov 18 @ Crystal Ballroom | Portland, OR  

Nov 19-20 @ The Showbox | Seattle, WA  

Nov 26-27 @ Kalamazoo State Theatre | Kalamazoo, MI

Dec 9 – 13 @ Strings & Sol | Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Dec 30-31 @ The Factor | St. Louis, MO