Listen to Greensky Bluegrass’ Full New Album ‘All for Money’: Premiere


Greensky Bluegrass' Paul Hoffman acknowledges there's "a danger to having a tongue-in-cheek album title" akin to All for Money, the bluegrass quintet's newest, which comes out Friday and is premiering in its entirety solely beneath. But the singer and mandolinist, who wrote eight of the album's 12 tracks, is assured that their ever-growing legion of followers will get the joke.

"Clearly we aren't a band that's all for cash," Hoffman tells Billboard. The epic and experimental title monitor -- "More linear than something I usually would have written," Hoffman notes -- additionally "type of sums up the file course of, in a approach. It's actually concerning the band. When we made our first file in ’04, it's not like we had been making an attempt to buy it round for something or win awards and all that. It's onerous to consider it's been 15 years, seven information. It's been spectacular -- and humbling." All for Money comes out on the band's personal label, Big Blue Zoo Records.

Recording at Echo Mountain Sound in Asheville, N.C., and co-producing with Dominic John Davis (Jack White's common bassist) and Glenn Brown, Greensky Bluegrass set out "to only make one other file and file some tunes," in keeping with Hoffman. But the group additionally wished to include extra components of its concert events into the songs, taking part in reside on the ground and using the "arsenal of instruments,” together with amplifier tones and sonic results, which have turn out to be a part of Greensky's reside preparations.

"We wished to get the vitality of us taking part in and never having it sound prefer it was tooled collectively," Hoffman says. "On a whole lot of previous information we might uncover these tones as we had been engaged on the songs within the studio. Now we've performed a lot that we simply have much more concepts to select from, and new methods from the final file that pop up once we're improvising on stage. This time we introduced them in with us as issues that may very well be a part of the songs from the get-go."

Greensky, who play as much as 175 exhibits a 12 months, has been taking part in most of All for Money reside throughout its winter tour, which wraps Feb. 9 on the Fillmore Detroit. The plan for the remainder of the 12 months contains taking part in summer time festivals in addition to out of doors headlining dates which have turn out to be a brand new a part of the band's rotation. "It's simply mind-bending, a few of the locations we're taking part in," Hoffman notes. "I feel again to once I was 16, 18 and noticed Phish at an amphitheater; The ones we're taking part in aren't as massive, however it's nice to see the locations get larger and the crowds get larger and see the way it's rising nearly each time."