Episode 38: Billy Strings


Oteil & Mike talk with singer, songwriter and musician Billy Strings on the heels of his GRAMMY win for Best Bluegrass Album. Billy shares the genesis of his 6-night ESP experiment stream series at the Capitol Theatre, which paid homage to the Grateful Dead’s 1971 run. He talks about the mentors that helped turn his life around, coming full circle when he got to introduce his dad to Bluegrass legends like Del McCoury and David Grisman, and explains how songwriting for him is like traveling through outer space. Billy also discusses a recurring dream of his, stories from roughing it early in his career, and so much more.

 

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Billy Strings recently won Best Bluegrass Album at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards for his critically acclaimed record, Home.

 

Michigan-born and now Nashville-based, Strings arrived on the music scene as one of the most compelling new artists with the release of his 2017 debut LP, Turmoil & Tinfoil. Since his debut, Strings has been awarded Guitar Player of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the 2019 International Bluegrass Music Awards, selected as one of Rolling Stone’s 2017 “New Country Artists to Know” and performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and PBS’ “Bluegrass Underground.” Often playing over 200 shows per year, he has also become known as an electric live performer, keeping the improvisational tradition of bluegrass alive while incorporating elements of several diverse genres.

 

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