She Said Yes (Again): Watch Fan Re-Propose To Wife At Billy Strings Concert In Stockholm

Swedish fan Patrik Lundgren also jammed with the guitarist backstage.

By Scott Bernstein Dec 2, 2022 10:13 am PST

Swedish guitarist Patrik Lundgren, who offers free lessons through the popular YouTube channel Flatpick Nation, has been a huge Billy Strings fan for a long time. Patrik finally had a chance to see the guitarist he calls “his hero” perform live last night in Stockholm and persuaded Billy to bring him on stage at Slaktykran to re-propose to his wife.

The romantic gesture came towards the end of Strings’ second set on Thursday in Stockholm. Lundgren took the stage and hugged Billy. “Patrik’s got a few things he wants to say to y’all,” Strings informed the crowd. Patrik Lundgren then said the following:

“I’m not here to play guitar. But, four years ago I married my wife and I love her a lot. But four years ago, I didn’t have the money for the right ring,” Lundgren explained. “So, I got a new job — I’m gonna keep this short — and I want to remarry my wife.” Patrik’s wife then emerged at which point he took a knee and re-proposed to his wife, Laura, with a proper ring. She said yes and the pair kissed to seal the deal. Strings followed with “a courting song” as he dusted off the traditional “Shady Grove” for the first time in 40 shows.

See how the re-proposal went down below:

Patrik also had the opportunity to jam with Billy Strings backstage in Stockholm. Check out footage of the pair performing one of Lundgren’s originals, the traditional “Little White Church” and Bill Monroe’s “I’m Coming Back But I Don’t Know When”:

Last night’s Billy Strings show was the guitarist’s third stop of his first European tour. Strings, bassist Royal Masat, mandolinist Jarrod Walker, banjoist Billy Failing and fiddler Alex Hargreaves played 26 songs in Stockholm. The five-piece performed just two tunes off 2021’s Renewal and instead put the focus on covers with 16 making the setlist.

The tour continues in Berlin on Saturday. Livestreams are available of upcoming shows in Amsterdam (December 4), London (December 7) and Dublin (December 9).

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Setlist (via BillyBase.net)

Set One: Dust In A Baggie > Love Or Confusion, Meet Me At The Creek, All Of Tomorrow, All Fall Down, Love Like Me, Whisper My Name, Hellbender, Streamline Cannonball, This Heart Of Mine > Dealing Despair, Home Of The Red Fox > Little Maggie

Set Two: Sally Goodin, Show Me The Door, Pretty Daughter, Shackles & Chains, There Is A Time, Running, So Many Miles [1], Everything’s The Same [2], Home, West Dakota Rose, Shady Grove [3], Ride Me High

Encore: Uncle Pen

  • [1] – Billy Failing lead vocals
  • [2] – “I’m going to Stockholm” lyric change
  • [3] – Long time fan Patrik was brought on stage to present his wife with a ring
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