Last night, Billy Strings performed at Austin City Limits Festival at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. During the set, which was livestreamed on Hulu, the American guitarist and bluegrass musician played 11 tracks taken from his discography, the American bluegrass songbook and concluded things with a rocking cover of The Stanley Brothers’ “Train 45.”
Strings wasted no time turning things up to 11 with a proper jam of “Hello City Limits” into “Red Daisy.” After locking in with his band, the Grammy-award winner moved from “Must Be Seven” > “Pyramid Country” > “Show Me The Door.
Next came “Away From The Mire” off his 2019 LP Home, then fan favorite and viral sensation “Dust in a Baggie which melded into “Everything’s the Same.” Strings continued with a highlight off of his 2021 LP Renewal, “Love and Regret,” before playing “Hide and Seek.” Strings closed the performance by digging his heels in and delivering a rollicking rendition of a traditional made famous by The Stanley Brothers, “Train 45.”
Just days before Strings went down to Austin, he released an animated music video for a song titled “Catch & Release” with storytelling stylings reminiscent of the Shel Silverstein penned “Boy Named Sue.” Read more about the recent song release and video here.
Other performances set for Austin City Limits include James Blake, Japanese Breakfast, Nathaniel Rateliff, Phoenix, Robert Glasper and many, many more. Read more about the lineup here.
Austin City Limits – Austin, Texas
Oct. 7, 2022
Set: Hello City Limits (>) Red Daisy, Must Be Seven (>) Pyramid Country (>) Show Me the Door, Away From the Mire, Dust in a Baggie (>) Everything’s the Same, Love and Regret, Hide and Seek, Train 45