Greenwood Rye
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Greenwood Rye

Size & Elements:

5-piece band. Guitar/Vocalist, Mandolin/Vocalist, Fiddle/Vocalist, Banjo, Upright Bass

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artist bio:

Greenwood Rye is a modern jam-grass band, formed in Nashville as the house band for the acclaimed bluegrass supper club, Jane’s Hideaway. The band, led by Shawn Spencer on Guitar and Vocals, and a cast of Nashville’s finest players.

The group specializes in fun, modern songs, and fresh renditions of eclectic covers done with the beautiful sounds of acoustic bluegrass instruments.

Regular features include Cat MacDonald, Taylor Shuck, David Freeman (Grass is Dead), 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), Nate Leath (David Grisman, Love Cannon), Larry Cook (Tony Trischka), Mike Reilly (Haily Whitters), Andy Brown (Larry Stephenson), 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, Zac 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

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