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Billy Strings

  • Live From The Divide 627 East Peach Street Bozeman, MT 59715 USA (map)

Genre: Bluegrass

Tickets: $25.00 (+ service fees)

Doors: 8:00 PM

Show: 9:00 PM

Imagine taking a hardcore heavy metal band like Pantera and cramming all that energy into the body of a 23-year-old bluegrass guitarist. That’s Billy Strings. He tears up the stage during his set, grimacing, growling, head-banging and tearing the holy sh*t out of a set of super-charged Americana. Kid can pick! DAMN can he pick! It’s acoustic music with a punk edge and a lot of youthful enthusiasm and, oh man, that PICKING! Strings covers a wide variety of classic tunes and songs in his show, from a slow-burning cover of 'Wild Bill Jones' to a raw cover of 'Cocaine Blues' or picking delights like 'Red Haired Boy' and 'Soldier’s Joy.' But the standout track is the opening song, 'Dust in a Baggie,' a cleverly written mountain song about meth that manages to take a very current and destructive issue and translate it into the bluegrass vernacular. It’s a tour-de-force, written by Strings himself, and is the moment you realize just how far this kid’s gonna go. - D.L. tTHE BLUEGRASS SITUATION






Earlier Event: July 8
Hot Club of Cowtown
Later Event: July 14
Paul Cauthen