Described as “the improbable child of Pantera and Doc Watson,” Billy Strings is an award-winning guitarist and bluegrass musician who will bring his signature brand of “extreme” string-band music to New Orleans on November 10.
In 2016, the 26-year-old Michigan native was named Instrumentalist of the Year at the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Momentum Awards. Last year, he released Turmoil & Tinfoil, an album described by Bluegrass Today as showcasing the fourth-generation-musician’s “formidable” talents as a vocalist and songwriter. According to Billy Strings’ bio, the album “taps into a deep vein of psychedelia in Americana, referencing everything from the Dead to Sturgill Simpson, but all underlaid by Billy’s undeniable virtuosity and his knowledge of the roots of American music.”
Below, check out a live rendition of the album’s title track.
Since debuting at #3 on the Billboard bluegrass charts, Turmoil & Tinfoil will bring Billy Strings to New Orleans on Saturday, November 10, where he’ll perform at d.b.a. The 21+ special event begins at 11 p.m., with doors opening at 9:30 p.m. $18 advance tickets are available here.