Greensky Bluegrass Welcomes Chris Pandolfi & Andy Hall, Debuts Dawes Cover In Denver [Video]

first_imgLoad remaining images Load remaining images Continuing their three-night run in Denver, on Friday night, Greensky Bluegrass returned to the Ogden Theatre for a fiery performance that saw Chris Pandolfi and Andy Hall of The Infamous Stringdusters, as well as Guido Batista, sit in during set one. The show also saw Greensky lay out a love-themed sandwich to close out set two and change the lyrics to refrence the band’s dobro player Anders Beck during their encore of “Frederico”.Turn On My Own Head: Greensky Bluegrass Returns To Denver With Improv & Cover-Heavy ShowThe band opened with “Windshield” off 2014’s If Sorrow Swims and worked teases of Phish’s “Harpua” throughout, making for an energized start to the performance. Pulling from their somewhat older catalog with a rendition of “Middle Mountain Towns”, the group then played Bill Monroe’s “Wheel Hoss”, made all the more complete with Paul Hoffman’s performance of the Macarena—a tune that the group gave a lot of love to recently during Strings & Sol.Greensky Bluegrass Cover Widespread Panic, Do “The Macarena” At Strings & Sol [Video]Shifting back to newer songs, next came a rendition of “Fixin’ To Ruin” featuring Guido Batista on woodblock before a cover of The Dillards’ “Reuben’s Train” and the band’s own “Cold Feet” off 2011’s Handguns. Joshua Davis’ “Last Winter In Copper Country” was up next before the group invited out The Infamous Stringdusters’ Chris Pandolfi and Andy Hall to help them close out the set for renditions of Greensky’s “I’d Probably Kill You”, Johnny Cash’s “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”, and The Dusters’ “No More To Leave You Behind”.“I’d Probably Kill You”[Video: Kyle Isaac]“Will The Circle Be Unbroken”[Video: Kyle Isaac]After the sit-in heavy close to set one, Greensky Bluegrass surprised fans once again, opening set two with their debut cover of Dawes’ “Quitter”. After “Living Over”, which featured references to their Johnny Cash tune, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”, from set one, the group performed “Take Cover” off their newest album, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted, using the tune as a vehicle for a number of “Jeopardy!” theme teases.To close out set two, the band gave the crowd lots of love during a “The Four” sandwich housing Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved”. The number also contained quotes from Burt Bacharach’s “What The World Needs Now” and The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love”, most likely referencing My Morning Jacket’s love-filled New Year’s Eve celebration just outside of Denver at 1st Bank Center, during which MMJ played the two songs back-to-back.“Could You Be Loved”[Video: Kyle Isaac]For the group’s encore, the band played “Frederico”, though changed the lyrics to reference dobro player Anders Beck, with lyrics like “Anders is the name” and “Who is Anders?”“Frederico”[Video: Kyle Isaac]You can check out the setlist from last night’s performance below.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 1/12/2018Set One: Windshield (1), Middle Mountain Towns, Wheel Hoss (2), Fixin to Ruin (3), Rueben’s Train, Cold Feet, Last Winter in Copper Country (4), I’d Probably Kill You (5), Will the Circle be Unbroken (5), No More to Leave You Behind (5)Set Two: Quitter, Living Over (6), Take Cover (7)(8), Just to Lie > Eat my Dust, Working on a Building, Worried about the Weather > The Four > Could you be Love (9)(10) > The FourEncore: Frederico (11)(12)(1) – Harpua tease(2) – Macarena dance by Paul(3) – w/ Guido Batista (woodblock) x2(4) – Tarpology tease(5) – w/ Chris Pandolfi and Andy Hall(6) – Will the Circle be unbroken tease(7) – Jeopardy theme tease(8) – Contact tease(9) – what the World Needs Now quotes(10) – All you Need is love quotes(11) – Lyric change “Anders is the name…”(12) – Lyric change “Who is Anders”Check out the full gallery from photography Bill McAlaine below.center_img Greensky Bluegrass | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 1/12/2018 | Photos by Bill McAlainelast_img read more

Angels pull out all the stops in 7-6 win over Texas Rangers

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousTexas Rangers’ Elvis Andrus, right, is tagged out by Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Fletcher as he gets caught between second and third on a hit by Hunter Pence during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout points toward his dugout before hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, scores on a wild pitch ahead of the tag of Texas Rangers catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels first baseman Jared Walsh blows a bubble during the second inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor writes on the ground behind second base before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Texas Rangers starting pitcher Ariel Jurado, left, tags out Los Angeles Angels’ Brian Goodwin at first base during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Fletcher fields a ball hit by Texas Rangers’ Hunter Pence during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. Pence was thrown out at first on the play. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Texas Rangers’ Hunter Pence, left, is congratulated by Rougned Odor after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, runs toward first as he grounds out during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Texas Rangers’ Elvis Andrus walks back to the dugout after striking out during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Texas Rangers center fielder Danny Santana cannot reach a ball hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout for a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, right, is congratulated by Zack Cozart and other teammates after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, center, is congratulated by Shohei Ohtani, left, of Japan, as Texas Rangers catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa kneels at the plate during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Angels’ Luis Rengifo, right, is congratulated by Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, after scoring on a double by Mike Trout during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, left, is struck by the throw from Texas Rangers catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa to relief pitcher Kyle Dowdy, right, as he scores on a wild pitch during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Texas Rangers’ Elvis Andrus, right, is tagged out by Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Fletcher as he gets caught between second and third on a hit by Hunter Pence during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout points toward his dugout before hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 16Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout points toward his dugout before hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandANAHEIM – Felix Peña admitted it was “a little odd” when Manager Brad Ausmus approached him Sunday morning about pitching in relief that night against the Texas Rangers. A day earlier, Peña threw off the bullpen mound at Angel Stadium, part of his normal between-starts routine. He was planning to start Monday in Oakland.By the eighth inning, the Angels found themselves on the good end of a late rally. Their closer, Hansel Robles, was unavailable. So was Ty Buttrey, their top set-up man. Cam Bedrosian was down too. All the necessary dominoes had toppled.So it was that Ausmus inserted his Monday starter into an eighth-inning save situation Sunday afternoon. Peña recorded the first three outs, then handed the ball off to Justin Anderson in the ninth inning, finishing off a 7-6 win in unorthodox fashion.For a day, no one in the announced crowd of 39,406 had to squint to see the Angels’ sense of urgency. Heaney, who spent the season’s first two months on the injured list recovering from elbow inflammation, allowed two runs in five innings. He walked one batter and struck out eight.“I think I would’ve liked to have pitched a little bit deeper,” Heaney said. “A little bit more pitch-efficient. Sometimes that’s how it goes. Trying to keep them off the board. For the most part I made good pitches. It was one pitch really. Choo was the one mistake.”After Trout’s home run staked Heaney to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, Pence and Shin-Soo Choo hit solo home runs in the fourth inning to give Texas a 2-1 lead.Those were the Rangers’ only hits against Heaney in five innings. The left-hander needed 85 pitches to get through the Rangers’ lineup twice.Taylor Cole took over in the sixth inning and exacerbated an ugly trend, allowing three runs. Only two were earned; Rengifo overthrew first base on a routine ground ball to shortstop, allowing Elvis Andrus to reach second base with one out. The Rangers piled on with a double, a walk, and a pair of singles to take a 5-1 lead.In their nine home games, the Angels’ bullpen allowed 31 runs (29 earned) across 39 innings, a 6.69 ERA.On this day, the Rangers’ bullpen was no better.Down 5-1 in the seventh inning, the Angels sent 10 men to the plate. Six runs scored against three different pitchers.Ariel Jurado, the Rangers’ starter, allowed a one-out single to Fletcher on his 94th and final pitch. Right-hander Jeffrey Springs (2-1) took over and promptly allowed a double to Jared Walsh – his first extra-base hit in his fifth career game. With runners on second and third base, the rally began.Rengifo poked a single into right field, scoring Fletcher and Walsh to pull the Angels within 5-3. La Stella singled. Trout lined a double into left field, scoring Rengifo and sending La Stella to third base. The Angels trailed 5-4.Right-hander Kyle Dowdy relieved Springs and served up a sac fly to Shohei Ohtani, tying the game at 5. Kole Calhoun was intentionally walked to bring up Jonathan Lucroy, who faced the enviable task of standing and watching his teammates take the lead on back-to-back wild pitches.A curveball in the dirt eluded catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa, allowing Trout to score from third base standing up. Calhoun scrambled from first to third, and the Angels took a 6-5 lead. The next pitch was a fastball that bounced off the backstop. Calhoun slid safely into home plate, giving the Angels a 7-5 lead. One batter later the inning ended, the rally complete.“When you’re a guy on third base, you want to score no matter where it is,” Trout said. “We had the sac fly from Ohtani and obviously me getting to third there, a couple passed balls. Kole was being aggressive. It was a close play. Just taking chances, having good at-bats, led to that big inning.”Both Peña and right-hander Cody Allen warmed up to pitch the eighth inning. Ausmus said that Allen, signed for $8.5 million to be the team’s closer, would have pitched if the Angels trailed. After the rally, it was Peña – whose 3.30 ERA was lowest among the team’s starters – who got the ball.The final innings were tense. Peña allowed a leadoff walk and had to survive a throwing error before retiring Rougned Odor, Asdrubal Cabrera and Danny Santana on strikeouts. Anderson allowed an RBI double to Choo in the ninth inning, struck out Pence on a slider, and walked Joey Gallo to put runners on first and third with two outs. The game ended when Nomar Mazara grounded into the shift. The gambit had worked.It was Anderson’s first save of the season.“That was awesome,” he said of the Angels’ second come-from-behind rally in as many days. “Those guys kept fighting, fighting and fighting, throwing up run after run after run. You get that momentum shift. It comes down to the bullpen. It comes down to us. Luis (Garcia) went out and shoved, and then Peña, then I was able to go out there, work around all of that, and just go out there and secure a win.”.center_img “We’re gonna have to figure out the starting rotation moving forward a little bit,” Ausmus said, “but the only thing we can control is today’s game, and I felt like he could help us win the game once we got the lead.”Mike Trout hit his 12th home run as part of a 2-for-3 performance. David Fletcher went 3 for 4, and Tommy La Stella and Luis Rengifo each had two of the Angels’ 11 hits. Andrew Heaney pitched five strong innings in his 2019 debut, but it wasn’t until the Angels rallied for six runs against the Rangers’ bullpen that a win looked remotely possible.The Angels (24-28) picked up four wins on their nine-game homestand. They’ll open a three-city, eight-game road trip Monday against the streaking Oakland A’s, who have won 10 straight. How they navigate the next 27 innings is anyone’s guess.Peña said he expects to rejoin the rotation, but not for two or three days. Right-hander Trevor Cahill could start Monday on regular rest. He appears to be the most likely candidate on paper, but Ausmus wasn’t prepared to make that official after Sunday’s game.In any event, the Angels accomplished their immediate task: they won consecutive games feor the first time in a week.last_img read more