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DelFest 2019: 10 Best Things We Saw at Del McCoury’s String Music Jam

In the intense Southern heat on Friday afternoon, the guitar firestorm that is Billy Strings delivered a spellbinding set. The dust swirled out of the audience during the nine-minute melodic chaos that is “Meet Me at the Creek,” which then fell into “Dust in a Baggie.” “Aside from the musical inspiration, what I’ve learned from […]

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Watch Billy Strings Perform “Dust In A Baggie” At The Grand Ole Opry

In March, up-and-coming guitar prodigy Billy Strings made his debut at Nashville, TN’s historic Country music radio program, The Grand Ole Opry. The evening also saw brief performances by Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show, Brandon Lay, Smithfield, Gary Mule Deer, Jesse McReynolds and more. by SAM BERENSON View the full article

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Why Guitarist Billy Strings Is the Bluegrass Star You Don’t Want to Miss

26-year-old phenom is testing age-old boundaries with head-thrashing live shows. Watching guitarist Billy Strings onstage is akin to observing a hummingbird in its natural state. Strings’ fingers zoom up and down the fretboard of his acoustic in an intricate and calculated frenzy. The scene may appear haphazard at first, but he’s in complete control, determinedly […]

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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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