Billy Strings Fits Debut & Rarities Into Cleveland Concert And Announces Port Chester Run

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Billy Strings hit the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland on Tuesday night where he and his band debuted a song by country star Hank Locklin and dusted off some tunes for the Cleveland crowd. Additionally, Strings confirmed a two-night run set for January 17 and 18 at the famed Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.

Strings and company got the first set underway in Cleveland with “Thirst Mutilator” into “Dust In A Baggie.” The first set also included the debut of Locklin’s “A Good Woman’s Love.” Strings closed out the frame with “Hollow Heart.”

The second set got underway with “Watch It Fall,” which featured a harmony ending. Strings also dusted off a cover of Bill Monroe’s “Road To Columbus” for the first time since October 20, 2018. The set came to a close with a cover of The String Cheese Incident’s “Black Clouds” which contained elements of “Light My Fire” by The Doors and Deep Purple’s “Smoke On The Water.”

Billy Strings saved another rarity for the encore with a single mic, guitar and mandolin only version of The Beatles’ “Here Comes The Sun” for the first time since December 29, 2018. Check out video of Billy Strings doing The Beatles classic captured by Al Khaleel below:

Setlist (via Phantasy Tour)

Set One: Thirst Mutilator > Dust In A Baggie, I’m Still Here> Last Train To Clarksville > All Of Tomorrow, Pretty Daughter, A Good Woman’s Love[1], Doin’ Things Right, Down The Road, Taking Water, Walk On Boy, Katy Daley, Hollow Heart

Set Two: Watch It Fall[2], Down In The Hollow, Long Forgotten Dream, Road To Columbus > Nobody’s Love Is Like Mine, Highway Hypnosis, Banks Of The Ohio, Old Home Place, Love Like Me, Black Clouds[3][4]

Encore: Here Comes The Sun[5][6]

Notes:

  • [1] FTP
  • [2]w/harmony ending
  • [3]Light My Fire tease before song
  • [4]Smoke On The Water tease
  • [5]Full band around single mic, guitar and mando only
  • [6]”We’re waitin'”

Tickets for Billy Strings’ Capitol Theatre concerts go on sale at 12 p.m. ET via Ticketmaster (1/17, 1/18).

Tour Dates for Billy Strings

  • Dec
    14
  • Dec
    15
  • Dec
    21
  • Dec
    27
  • Dec
    28
  • Dec
    31
    The Intersection
  • Jan
    17
  • Jan
    18
  • Jan
    23
  • Jan
    24
  • Jan
    25
  • Jan
    26
  • Jan
    31
    Gem & Jam Festival
    TipperBig GiganticThe Floozies
  • Feb
    6
  • Feb
    7
  • Feb
    8
  • Feb
    14
  • Feb
    15
  • Feb
    21
    WinterWonderGrass Steamboat
    Greensky BluegrassMargo Price
  • Feb
    23
    WinterWonderGrass Steamboat
    Greensky BluegrassMargo Price
  • Mar
    27
    WinterWonderGrass Squaw
    The Devil Makes ThreeThe Infamous Stringdusters
  • Apr
    8
  • Apr
    9
  • Apr
    10
  • Apr
    11
  • Apr
    12
  • Apr
    14
  • Apr
    16
  • Apr
    17
  • Apr
    18
    Clyde Theatre
  • Apr
    20
  • Apr
    23
    MerleFest
    Willie NelsonAlison KraussJohn Prine
  • Apr
    30
  • May
    1
  • May
    9
    Shaky Boots
    Brandi CarlileDierks BentleyJohn Prine
  • May
    21
    DelFest
    Del McCoury BandThe Travelin’ McCourysOld Crow Medicine Show
  • Jul
    2
    The Peach Music Festival
    OysterheadJoe Russo’s Almost DeadThe String Cheese Incident
  • Jul
    18
    Under The Big Sky
    Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitTyler ChildersBrothers Osborne