Billy Strings

Show Review: Billy Strings at Mission Ballroom 10/15

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Billy Strings — Mission Ballroom

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First off, if you ever get the chance to see Billy Strings live, say yes. The show was most definitely one of a kind. Billy Strings played to a packed house at the Mission Ballroom in Denver, CO last night. In fact, he played shows there October 14th-17th and packed the place full every single one of them.

The moment Billy Strings hit the stage, the crowd was fully engaged and energetic. Dancing, swaying, and oftentimes staring in complete awe, at times Strings stunned us silent. The band consisted of a mandolin, a banjo, an upright bass, and Billy on the acoustic guitar. And they were each going the entire night. The complete and utterly amazing musicianship shown onstage, from every member, was greatly impressive and something that will make a lasting impact on all who witness it.

The show was broken up in two sections, with an intermission between the two halves. One thing I strongly admire about his show was that there wasn’t much decoration or conversation about what they were creating, it was just created and it fully revolved around the music. I’m unsure if I’ve ever seen someone play guitar like Billy does. The band had a very strong ability to draw a crowds full attention through just the music, which is rare and impressive. It was a show I won’t soon forget, filled with an incredible amount of talent and love.

Setlist:

Set 1:
Ole Slew-Foot
(Johnny Horton cover) (>)
Play Video
Must Be Seven
(>)
Clinch Mountain Backstep
(The Stanley Brothers cover) (>)
Secrets
While I’m Waiting Here
This Old World
Wild Horses
(The Rolling Stones cover)
Hollow Heart
Peartree
(Doc Watson cover)
Turmoil & Tinfoil

Set 2:
Cold on the Shoulder
(Gordon Lightfoot cover)
On the Line
Enough to Leave
Pretty Daughter
(Danny Barnes cover)
Highway Hypnosis
Today
(John Hartford cover)
Get No Better
(John Hartford cover)
Kerosene
(Greensky Bluegrass cover)
Peggy-O
([traditional] cover)
Dust in a Baggie

Encore:
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
(Pearl Jam cover)
Come Down the Mountain Katie Daly

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