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Thanks dude @billystrings what a blast. We’ll do it again. #thunderwheelhauling #billystrings
2 months ago
I had a fascinating interview with @billystrings for today’s @bostonglobe . He told me why he just donated 200 guitars to kids at his old elementary school (“to help save them”), what his grandma thought of his metal head days, how @greenskybluegrass turned him on to @gratefuldead , and the day @billkreutzmann gave him #RobertHunter lyrics. Link in bio. 🎸✨📰
21 days ago
#Memphis , We’re comin’ for ya… #WSMFP #BillyStrings #MEMPHO
2 months ago
The last time Billy Strings played the Anthem in early 2019, I missed the majority of his set opening for Greensky Bluegrass waiting in line to get in. A lot has changed since then, especially for Billy and his bluegrass wrecking crew. Case in point: Billy Strings sold out the Anthem all on his own on Saturday night (and I didn’t miss a note). Billy’s rise in the midst of the pandemic has been thrilling to witness: He won a Grammy for best bluegrass album, started hanging out with Post Malone, and jammed on Dead tunes with Bill Kreutzmann at Red Rocks. All the while, he’s kept the down home authenticity that’s made him and his music seem so approachable. One of the things that sets Billy and his band apart is the way they meld bluegrass tradition (faithfully covering Bill Monroe and Doc Watson) with Americana-leaning originals and electric, jamband-style improvisation. Billy Strings is touring behind “Renewal,” the just-released follow-up to the Grammy-winning “Home,” but this set was a good mix of tunes from throughout his canon (along with D.C.-specific covers, like “White House Blues”), and deep jams. The highlight was a second set closing stretch that nodded to bands in the scene that have come before him, juxtaposing a trio of covers associated with the Grateful Dead (“Me & My Uncle”), Phish (“The Old Home Place”), and Widespread Panic (“Ride Me High”) with a blistering take on his own improvisational juggernaut “Meet Me at the Creek.” It’s still pretty wild to me that a bluegrass band can sell out — and sonically fill — the Anthem, but with the way Billy’s career is going, he might be destined for even bigger rooms. | 11-13-21
18 days ago
Congrats to @sarahjarosz and @billystrings for their Grammy nominations! Working with these remarkable artists and their respective teams is a gift. #sarahjarosz #billystrings #rounderrecords #americanamusic #grammys
10 days ago
Here in town for this William Threads fellow. #billystrings #halloween #ashevillenc
1 month ago

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My middle finger is getting going again after a bike crash and dislocation a month ago. It’s slow progress but I’m stoked to *try* to play along with this record - My Bluegrass Heart by @belafleckbanjo - who I’m going to see perform this weekend 🪕❤️🪕 20 years ago to the month, I began playing banjo after becoming enchanted hearing Bela, @sambushband , @jerrydouglas , @bryansuttond28 , Mark Shatz and Gabe Witcher perform at Strawberry Music Festival (it was a board recording someone had uploaded to Napster). To say their music, and the gift of that banjo, changed my life is an understatement. To have been able to follow in their path and make a life out of playing music around the world has exceeded my wildest dreams, although the level of excellence and eloquence they’ve achieved through the string music genre is nothing I can draw comparison to (not unlike that of Raphael, Michaelangelo, Leonardo and Donatello 🐢) Hoping I might get to hear some of “Tentacle Dragon (The Revenge of)” tomorrow night 😻. #risingappalachia #acousticguitar #belafleck #billystrings
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