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Ferus Presents: Greenwood Rye
April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Greenwood Rye is a modern jam-grass band, formed in Nashville as the house band for the award-winning bluegrass supper club, Jane’s Hideaway. The band, led by Shawn Spencer on Guitar and Vocals, and a main cast of Cat McDonald (Fiddle, Vox), David Freeman (Mandolin, Vox), Taylor Shuck (Banjo), & Leland Nelson (Upright Bass)
The group writes fun, modern songs that are rooted in bluegrass, throwing in some jam-band tendencies, and an occasional kick-drum or delay pedal. And they love performing fresh renditions of eclectic covers of all genres done with the beautiful sounds of acoustic bluegrass instruments.
The band also features regular appearances by some of Nashville’s greatest young bluegrass players including Oliver Craven (Straybirds, Western Centuries), Frank Evans (Slocan Ramblers), Sasha Ostrovsky (Bering Straight, Darius Rucker), Gideon Klein (Rodney Atkins), Josh Rilko (Sierra Ferrell, Lindsey Lou), Tony Aichelle (Travis Tritt, Morgan Wallen), CJ Colendrea (Clay Walker, Alan Jackson), Tristen Norfleet, Mike Reilly, and others filling out roles on Fiddle, Mandolin, Bass, Dobro, and Banjo.
Spencer previously fronted Seven Handle Circus, who took their modern bluegrass-fusion style on tour, playing with bands like Mumford and Sons, Zack Brown Band, and Justin Townes Earle as well as their own headlining shows across the country. Their album “Whiskey Still and Sleeping Pill” climbed to #86 on the AMA Americana Chart. They were featured on Conan, People Magazine, Paste Magazine, Guitar World, Bluegrass Situation and more.