Photo Credit: Jesse Faatz
Following Billy Strings’ monstrous cover-heavy set during the Lollapalooza Aftershow on Wednesday night, the bluegrass mainstay made his way to the T-Mobile Stage at Chicago’s Grant Park last night for an hour-long scheduled set that kicked off at 6:15 p.m. CT.
The 9-song single set performance featured primarily original music that appeared on Strings’ studio albums Home and Renewal and a single track off his self-titled 2016 EP. Following Wednesday night’s memorable performance, Strings kept the covers limited, performing a single take on Chris Henry’s “West Dakota Rose.”
Thursday night’s concert got underway with a jammed-out “Red Daisy” to open the set, followed by two tracks off Home, with “Away From the Mire” and “Long Forgotten Dream.” Next, Strings turned toward his Renewal repertoire, landing on the ballad “Love & Regret” ahead of “Heartbeat of America.”
The latter half of the performance featured a segued pairing of “Dust in a Baggie” into “Everything’s the Same. The band followed up with the lone cover of the night, a take on Henry’s “West Dakota Rose.” Then, for the final song of Strings’ Lollapalooza set, he returned to his Renewal repertoire on “Hide & Seek.”
Following last night’s concert, the musician will pop up for a sold-out two-night stand at TCU Amphitheatre at White River State Park in Indianapolis, Ind., beginning tonight. For additional information about Strings’ summer tour, visit his official website.
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Lollapalooza – Grant Park, Chicago, Ill.
July 28, 2022
Set: Red Daisy, Away From the Mire, Long Forgotten Dream, Love & Regret, Heartbeat of America, Dust in a Baggie > Everything’s the Same, West Dakota Rose*, Hide & Seek
* Chris Henry cover