Song Premiere: Greensky Bluegrass, “Take Cover”

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Check out “Take Cover,” the latest track from Greensky Bluegrass’ upcoming album Shouted, Written Down & Quoted, which drops September 23. Pre-order it here.

According to guitarist Dave Bruzza, the song was the fortuitous byproduct of a change in the way he approaches songwriting. “It was a song born out of frustration of writing songs,” says Bruzza. “I was working on some other material at the time and nothing was really sticking so I took a break and started goofing around and then the song just came out of nowhere. Once I realized that this really works, I kept to the near rhyming scheme and all the words and themes just came out! It’s certainly not how I usually write songs, but when they end up like this one, it’s a real satisfying feeling to hear it come alive with the band on the record. I guess what I’m saying is, I was trying too hard to write songs so I took a step back and let the song write me. Make sense? I’m not sure it does to me either.”

Listen to “Take Cover” and see a list of the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

8/20: Wellston, MI – Hoxeyville Music Festival Grounds (Hoxeyville Music Festival)
9/4: Chicago, IL – Union Park (North Coast Music Festival)
9/8: Iowa City, IA – The Blue Moose Tap House
9/9: Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
9/10: Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
9/11: St. Louis, KY – Central Field at Forest Park (LouFest)
9/14: Lafayette, IN – Lafayette Theater
9/15: Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
9/16: Masontown, WV – Marvin’s Mountaintop (Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival)
9/17: Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
9/18: Canton, MA – Prowse Farm (The New England Festy)
9/21: State College, PA – State Theatre
9/22: Portland, ME – State Theatre
9/23, 9/24: South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
9/25: Lakewood, PA – New Minglewood (Catskill Chill Music Festival)
9/28: Richmond, VA- The National
9/29: Black Mountain, NC – Pisgah Brewing Company
9/30: Chattanooga, TN – Ross Landing Park (3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival)
10/1: Raleigh, NC – Downtown Raleigh (Wide Open Bluegrass Festival)
10/13: Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
10/14: Eureka Springs, AR -The Farm (Hillberry Music Festival)
10/15: New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater
10/18: Jackson, MS – Duling Hall
10/19: Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/20: Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
10/21-10/22: Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
10/25: Scottsdale, AZ – Livewire
10/26: Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum Theater
10/28: Live Oak, FL – Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park (Suwannee Hulaween)
10/30, 10/31: Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
11/2: Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
11/3: Los Angeles, CA -Teragram Ballroom
11/4: Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Club Casino
11/5: San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
12/9-12/12: Puerto Morelos, Mexico – Now Sapphire Resort (Strings & Sol)