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Billy Strings Bourbon and Beyond Interview

Although Billy is no Rock ‘n Roller or Metalhead, seeing him live might make you think he might have missed his calling.  He is a legit guitarist who displays the style, speed, and bravado of any lead guitarist in a major rock or metal band, but instead, he harnesses that talent and infuses it into […]

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RANDY NEWMAN, CANADIAN DEATH METAL, AND MOLLY TUTTLE: AN INTERVIEW WITH BILLY STRINGS

Bluegrass guitarist and songwriter Billy Strings is currently making his way through a busy season of touring. Last week, he and his band, which consists of mandolinist Jarrod Walker, banjo player Billy Failing, and bassist Royal Masat, played a tremendous gig to a packed room at NYC’s Knitting Factory. Featuring a sit-in from Yonder Mountain String […]

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Billy Strings and His Father’s Martin D-93

Preston Thompson Guitars sat down with guitarist, songwriter, and Thompson Guitars endorser Billy Strings in 2017 in Bend, Oregon, while Billy and his band were in town for a show. Billy told the story of his father having to make the decision to sell his prized Martin D-93 guitar in order to pay for his family’s […]

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‘Billy Strings’ brings progressive bluegrass to Opera House

Billy Strings, the stage name for William Apostol, returns with his band to the Opera House Friday, Sept. 28, in a performance that mixes high-octane bluegrass with bits of acoustic psychedelia and other sounds that push the boundaries of tradition. by Bill Livick Unified Newspaper Group View the full article

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Billy Strings Adds 2018 Late Winter Tour Dates

Today, Billy Strings has added dates to his upcoming winter tour. The young guitar prodigy taking the bluegrass world by storm will kick things off on December 13th in Martinsville, Virginia, followed up with shows in Baltimore and Philadelphia on the 14th and 15th, respectively. From there, Billy Strings heads up to Stratton, Virginia, on December 16th […]

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Bluegrass phenom Billy Strings stays humble as star continues to rise

A lot has been written about Michigan-bred bluegrass guitarist Billy Strings, aka William Apostol, especially since his rise to national prominence and all that touring — crissscrossing the country with his eye-popping musicianship and top-drawer bandmates. But one thing that doesn’t always come across in print and radio interviews is the down-to-earth humility and gratitude […]

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‘Bluegrass Underground’ Details Season 8 Schedule

The eighth season of live music television program Bluegrass Underground airs on PBS this fall. Billy Strings, Lettuce, Brandi Carlile and The Sam Bush Band will be among those acts featured in upcoming episodes of Bluegrass Underground. Each installment of the show was filmed live at the program’s new permanent home of The Caverns near […]

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GRATEFUL WEB INTERVIEW WITH BILLY STRINGS

Grateful Web recently had the opportunity to sit down with bluegrass guitar virtuoso Billy Strings. He began putting in his time as a boy, never putting that guitar down or giving up when it got tough. His father and community fostered the bluegrass and folk spirit that runs through his veins. But Billy Strings is […]

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