Photo Credit: David Barnum

Over the weekend, Billy Strings appeared at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Greenwood Village, Colo. The musician and his band opened their Mile High appearance on Friday, May 17, delivering a relatively expected presentation, including solo run throughs from the frontman, who sat while playing “Lonely at The Top” and “Brown’s Ferry Blues.” The following night, Saturday, May 18, the band tapped regional favorite Andy Hall of The Infamous Stringdusters for help on choice numbers throughout the second frame of music.

The initial set, performed on May 18, represented Strings’ typical amalgamated setlist of covers, traditionals, and original material, ranging from John Hartford to Johnny Winter, as well as Hot Rize and the George Gershwin classic, a seasonally appropriate “Summertime.” After closing the first half of the concert with a pairing of “Must Be Seven” and “Meet Me at Ther Creek,” the full band returned for the latter frame, cutting into “Secrets” and “California Sober” before band member Billy Failing’s instrumental interlude in honor of pup, Charlie. 

Prior to Hall’s arrival, Strings and company took on The Stanley Brothers’ “Harbor of Love.” After closing the 1962 originator, the band welcomed their guest to the stage to assist with a take on Bill Emerson’s “Home of The Red Fox,” merged with Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys’ “My Sweet Blue-Eyed Darlin’,” a song which The Infamous Stringdusters’ released as a single in 2021. Their collaboration continued with added Dobro over Hattie Nevada’s “The Letter Edged in Black,” Stings’ original “Seven Weeks in the Country,” and the final joint-display, The Infamous Stringdusters-scribed “No More to Leave You Behind.” 

Following the night’s musical alliance, Strings and his band returned to their catalog on “Enough To Leave” and “Dust In A Baggie” before a cover of Gordon Lightfoot’s “Ten Degrees & Getting Colder,” which bled into “Turmoil & Tinfoil.” For their encore, they took on the traditional “Train on the Island.” After this weekend’s concerts, Strings and his band will return to the live stage tomorrow, May 21, at the Minneapolis Armory. Tickets are sold out. 

Scroll down to view Saturday’s setlist. 

Billy Strings

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre – Greenwood Village, Colo. 

May 18, 2024

Set I: I’m Still Here > Everything’s The Same, Watch It Fall Nellie Kane, This Old World, The Train That Carried My Girl From Town > Black Mountain Rag, Ain’t Nothing To Me, Be Your Man, Thirst Mutilator > Cabin Song, Summertime, Must Be Seven > Meet Me At The Creek

Set II: Secrets, California Sober, Charlie’s Birthday Breakdown, Harbor of Love, Home Of The Red Fox [1] > My Sweet Blue Eyed Darling [1] [2], The Letter Edged In Black [1], Seven Weeks in County [1], No More To Leave You Behind [1] [3] [4], Enough To Leave, Dust In A Baggie, Ten Degrees & Getting Colder, Turmoil & Tinfoil

Encore: Train On The Island 


[1] w/ Andy Hall (The Infamous Stringdusters) on dobro

[2] Last Time Played 2023-02-26 | 111 Shows

[3] w/ dobro intro. similar to 2007 studio version by The Infamous Stringdusters

[4] w/ Andy Hall (The Infamous Stringdusters) on lead vocals

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