Billy Strings Performs Complete ‘Turmoil & Tinfoil’ Album Live In Nashville

By Nate Todd Jul 25, 2020 10:44 am PDT

Billy Strings continued his Streaming Strings virtual tour on Friday night with the first of two shows at the Exit/In in Nashville. The concert saw Strings performing his entire 2017 debut full-length album, Turmoil & Tinfoil, for the first time in the second set.

But first Billy would deliver an all-covers first set, many of them with less than 10 plays since 2018 or 2019 debuts. Highly sought after fiddler John Mailander joined Billy and company — bassist Royal Masat, banjoist Billy Failing and mandolin player Jarrod Walker — for the entire show which kicked off with “Sally Goodin,” written by fiddler Eck Robertson, into Bill Monroe’s “My Sweet Blue Eyed Darling.” Gene Autry’s “20/20 Vision” and the Jeff Austin co-write “Fiddling Around” followed ahead of the Grateful Dead’s “Wharf Rat.” Doc Watson’s “Rueben’s Train” kicked off a nonstop set-closing section that also included the “Enter The Dragon” theme and The Infamous Stringdusters’ “No More To Leave You Behind.”


While a number of the songs on Turmoil & Tinfoil are Billy Strings staples — the title track, “Meet Me At The Creek,” “Pyramid Country” — a number of the tunes are relatively rare like “All Of Tomorrow” “Living Like An Animal” “Salty Sheep” “Spinning” and “Doin’ Things Right.” The T&T set also included the live debut of the album’s closing track, “These Memories Of You,” as per Phantasy Tour.

Billy Strings will perform his second album, 2019’s Home, form the Exit/In tonight.

Setlist via Phantasy Tour

Set One: Sally Goodin > My Sweet Blue Eyed Darling, 20/20 Vision, Fiddling Around, Wharf Rat Reuben’s Train > Enter The Dragon> No More To Leave You Behind

Set Two: On The Line > Train 45, Meet Me At The Creek, All Of Tomorrow, While I’m Waiting Here, Living Like An Animal, Turmoil & Tinfoil, Salty Sheep, Spinning, Dealing Despair, Pyramid Country, Doin’ Things Right, These Memories Of You


Entire show with John Mailander on fiddle

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