Greensky Bluegrass Cover The Wood Bros, Bob Marley & More For Milwaukee Throwdown [Gallery/Setlist]

first_imgWith the electricity and excitement already in the air from Wisconsin’s victory in the March Madness tournament, Greensky Bluegrass continued their streak of excellent shows last night in Milwaukee at the Pabst Theater. They gave a raucous performance to a large crowd that has only grown in size with each subsequent visit from the jamgrass musicians. The show was filled originals and covers that delighted fans.After a great opening set from the Shook Twins, Greensky wasted no time and broke into “Seymour” to start the show. And the bluegrass began! They followed with a slower tune, “In Control,” that simmered down the initial excitement, and not in a negative way. Later they played another blazing bluegrass tune, a cover of Traffic’s “Light Up or Leave Me Alone,” that featured a good solid Tweeprise jam. Astute Phish fans who were listening intently were rewarded with the famous Trey Anastasio riff in the middle of the song. Another highlight of the first set was “Forget Everything,” where the band had a good opportunity to sing in strong harmonies.Of course, the second set only expanded on the band’s energetic jamgrass that was laid down in the first half. They worked in a cover of the Wood Brothers’ “Luckiest Man” that was well received by the crowd. They also played “Windshield,” the first track from their recently-released album If Sorrows Swim, which featured some great improvisational moments. The improv slowly grew quieter asthe band brought the song down to an end. However, the crowd continued the melody with some collective singing of “oooooooooooooooo.” Perhaps planned, but perhaps not, after a minute of the crowd forging ahead, the band began the ending refrain to finish the song. It was really neat and unique!Certainly the band saved the best for last, as they ended the second set with a cover of Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved?” featuring the Shook Twins. If you ever wondered if the classic reggae tune would sound good with a bluegrass twist, then wonder no more. Greensky Bluegrass did a phenomenal job of performing the song, and the crowd absolutely loved it. All in all it was another fine concert from jamgrass titans Greensky Bluegrass.Check out the full setlist below via Camp Greensky, and a full gallery of photos from Daniel Ojeda Photography:Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass at the Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI – 3/18/16Set One: Seymour, In Control, Bring Out Your Dead, Light Up Or Leave Me Alone, Take Cover, Cry Holy, Through The Trees, 33443 > Forget Everything, Leap YearSet Two: No Idea, Lose My Way, White House Blues, Luckiest Man, Windshield, Windshield Reprise#, Pig In A Pen, Blood Sucking F(r)iends, I’d Probably Kill You, Broke Mountain Breakdown > Could You Be Loved*Encore: Living over# – Crowd Induced* – w/Shook Twins Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Mountain Mama: How to Find Outdoor Jobs for Couples

first_imgDear Mountain Mama,My husband and I spend every moment outside of our mundane 8 to 5 office jobs in the mountains, backpacking, and on the river. We’re both miserable stuck inside and want to leave the city life for the mountains. We would like to work together, outside, doing something to benefit Mother Nature. The perfect job would allow us to spread awareness of how to enjoy the mountains and preserve the land. My husband has experience working in the outdoors.How can we find a husband and wife job outdoors, or outdoor jobs for couples?Thanks,Outdoor Lover—————————————————————————–Dear Outdoor Lover,Oh, how claustrophobic and stifling the office gig can get! Especially this time of year when summer vacations have come and gone, when there is one work week stacked upon another for months on end until the next respite from the computer, phone, and copier.Before you take the leap from office career to pursue an outdoor job, let me remind you that the grass isn’t always greener. The pay is often lower, benefits are difficult to come by, and the work can be seasonal. You and your husband might end up working holidays and weekends.But if you’re undaunted by the drawbacks, you could enjoy waking up in paradise every morning. You will be able to breathe in fresh mountain air and get out in the mountains and on the rivers you so dearly love.Your letter says that your husband has some experience working in the outdoors. Since you don’t mention whether you have outdoor experience, I’ll assume that you don’t. That’s okay, because what you do have is office skills, which are needed in every industry. Take a look at the website and check out options for couples to take care of ranches, farms, campgrounds, and outdoor centers. Most of these jobs tend to be year-round positions and employers prefer couples since they will keep one another company during the off-season.Or pick a particular outdoor sport and start racking up your certifications. From accountants turned hang glider instructors to lawyers who became raft guides, there are plenty of examples of folks who have waved good-bye to the career track in search of a more fulfilling lifestyle. If you want to go the guide or instructor route, I’d suggest spending all your free time building up your credentials. For example, if you want to work on the river, take a Swiftwater Rescue Class, ACA and BCU instructor courses, and sign up for raft guiding training next year. For more information on how to become a raft guide, check out the Nantahala Outdoor Center’s guide training.Outdoor Lover, dream about what you want your life in the mountains to be like. Do you want to work seasonal jobs with breaks in between seasons? Or do you prefer the security of year-long work? How much money do you need to feel comfortable? How important are benefits? Let the answers guide your life direction.Happy job hunting!Mountain MamaGOT A QUESTION FOR MOUNTAIN MAMA? SEND IT HERElast_img read more