On Thursday, banjoist Béla Fleck and guitarist Billy Strings offered up a performance together at The Ainsworth in Nashville, TN as part of AmericanaFest.
The concert came as part of AmericanaFest’s event dubbed Americana From All Sides: Strings, Songs And Conversation. Fleck and Strings opened up their set with a cover of Tony Rice‘s “Church Street Blues” before working through Béla’s new tune, “Charmed”. Strings then shared his thoughts on his song “While I’m Here Waiting”, off of his 2017 Turmoil & Tinfoil studio album. After working through “While I’m Here Waiting”, the duo closed rounded out their set with two Fleck tunes, “Slipstream” and “Balderdash”.
Watch fan-shot footage of the entirety of Béla Fleck and Billy Strings’ collaborative performance below:
Béla Fleck & Billy Strings – AmericanaFest – 9/12/2019
[Video: Music City Maven]
Strings continues his extensive 2019 fall tour with a performance at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sunday, September 15th opening for Greensky Bluegrass. Head to Billy Strings’ website for a full list of his upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information.
Next up for Fleck is a performance alongside Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain at Granville, OH’s Denison University on Thursday, October 3rd. Head to Béla Fleck’s website for a full list of his upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information.