Over the weekend, Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, Old Crow Medicine Show and Dom Flemons performed a livestreamed show at an empty Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. The four artists delivered a series of classic tunes and originals, as well as a series of collaborations.
OCMS were the first to perform, offering a rendition of “8 Dogs 8 Banjos” to begin the show. The band then performed “Nashville Rising,” a song they wrote in response to the tornadoes that ravaged the city this past March. Molly Tuttle took the stage to perform the number with them.
Tuttle then took over as the lead performer, playing “Take The Journey.” Ketch Secor of OCMS then joined Tuttle on fiddle for a take on Rancid’s “Olympia WA,” a cover which appears on Tuttle’s album …But I’d Rather Be With You.
Billy Strings took the stage next. He began with a song that he declared was written earlier in the day that contained lyrics thanking the Grand Ole Opry. Strings then performed “Watch It Fall” from his most recent record, Home. Next, Dom Flemons took the stage and performed a duo of songs, “Ol’ Cindy Gal” and “Hot Chicken.”
OCMS and Tuttle then returned to the stage for a performance of Old Crow’s “Wagon Wheel.” Flemons and Strings then returned to the stage for a group performance of “Mama Don’t Allow” to close out the show.
Watch the full livestreamed show from Aug. 8 below!