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Fast rising Bluegrass star Billy Strings
has just announced a lengthy 2018 FALL TOUR. The 22 date tour includes stops throughout the Midwest, Southwest, West Coast and Pacific Northwest. Keep an eye out for even more dates in the coming weeks.
The Michigan native and current Nashville resident along with his trusty band of pickers will be performing club, theater and a festival sets from Wisconsin to California and most places in between.
Billy & company will perform a trio of shows for their first west coast Halloween swing. Stops in San Francisco, CA, Petaluma, CA and Seattle, WA are slated.
Moving on to November, the tour will roll through Michigan for the annual Thanksgiving Run. A highlight of the run will be two nights at Grand Rapids' legendary The Intersection. Night one will feature support by Jon Stickley Trio. Night two has Larry Keel Experience
set to open.
The tour wraps up in early December with three shows in Colorado. Denver, Boulder and Manitou Springs are on the schedule.
While out on the road Billy and his band continue to support his critically acclaimed September
2017 release, Turmoil & Tinfoil.
Fall Tour 2018 Dates:
9/27 Menasha, WI - Source Public House
9/29 Winona, MN - Boats and Bluegrass
9/30 Fish Creek, WI - Door Community Auditorium
10/19 Phoenix, AZ - Musical Instrument Museum
10/20 Las Vegas, NV - Bunkhouse
10/23 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
10/24 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater
10/25 Morro Bay, CA - The Siren
10/27 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music
10/28 Petaluma, CA - Mystic Theater
10/31 Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
11/1 Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
11/2 Boise, ID - The Olympic
11/3 Salt Lake City, UT - The Commonwealth Room
11/8 Austin, TX - Antone's
11/15 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
11/21 Manistee, MI - Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts
11/23 Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection w/ Jon Stickley Trio
11/24 Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection w/ Larry Keel
11/29 Manitou Springs, CO - Memorial Hall
11/30 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
12/1 Denver, CO - Gothic Theater
plays hard and he lives hard, picking so fast and intensely that he's known to break multiple strings per song, and basing the songs he writes on the hard lives he grew up around in the abandoned rural communities of America. His new album, Turmoil & Tinfoil, 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. He's one of the most beloved young bluegrass guitarists today within the bluegrass community, and his front porch in East Nashville is constantly filled up with Nashville's best roots musicians just picking up a storm.
The tricky part of making the new album, Turmoil & Tinfoil, was translating Billy Strings' incendiary live show into the studio. Returning to his home state of Michigan, Billy enlisted acoustic roots wizard Glenn
Brown (Greensky Bluegrass) as producer, and centered the music around his new band, featuring Drew Matulich on mandolin with banjo prodigy Billy Failing and much-loved Nashville bassist Brad Tucker. Rich with special guests, Turmoil & Tinfoil shows off Billy's East Nashville community of picking friends, among them Miss Tess, Molly
Tuttle, John Mailander, Shad Cobb and Peter
Madcat Ruth. Of special note is a virtuosic duet between Billy and bluegrass guitarist Bryan Sutton on "Salty Sheep" that shows the speed, precision, and creative craftsmanship of bluegrass when it's done right.