Experience the Future of Bluegrass Music
Whether sharing stages with acoustic music royalty, crisscrossing the nation playing clubs or performing high-energy, jaw-dropping sets at festivals, the reaction to Billy Strings tends to come in two varieties: “Who is this guy?” and “That kid can play!”
Raised in Michigan and based in Nashville, Strings — real name William Apostol — learned music from his father, who had learned it from his father, and his father before him. Maybe that’s why at 24, Strings’ songs, his articulation, his entire approach, sounds so authentic and steeped in tradition. Consider him the next in line of an Americana thread, not some upstart or bandwagon jumper.
While Strings’ profile as a guitarist and singer in the acoustic/bluegrass scene continues to grow, he has already earned some landmark achievements. He has performed with Del McCoury, David Grisman and Larry Keel. He’s landed coveted slots at festivals like Pickathon, and he’s shared bills with popular touring acts Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon and Cabinet. And the industry has taken notice: He just won International Bluegrass Music Association‘s 2016 Momentum Awards Instrumentalist of the Year (for guitar, banjo and mandolin) and was voted #1 in The Bluegrass Situation’s Top 16 of 16.
Billy Strings will be performing two sets of explosive bluegrass this coming Saturday night at The Gold Room in Colorado Springs. Tickets are just $10 in advance or $15 at the door. The doors open at 7 pm with music kicking off at 8 pm. Please help us give a warm Colorado welcome to this talented young artist.