For a recent episode of the Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast, Billy Strings chronicled his love for the Workingman’s Dead classic “Dire Wolf” with a twangy performance.

Explained Strings, “’Dire Wolf’ is so cool because you can really hear Jerry’s flat picking guitar and hear the bluegrass influences there… He’s playing some Doc Watson-like licks and stuff. I really dug into the verses and this song has layers, it’s really deep. I love the almost childish characteristics and ancient folk wisdom that Robert Hunter had.”

In related news, Strings recently closed his Streaming Strings run in Nashville, which included guests like Marcus King, Mimi Naja, Dave Bruzza and Anders Beck.

Listen to the Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast here.

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