Billy Strings continued his ongoing tour on Wednesday night with his first of two performances at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA. The sold-out, two-set performance saw Strings (real name William Apostol) and company work through their patented mix of originals, bluegrass standards, and crowd-pleasing covers.
The quartet—which features Billy alongside banjoist Billy Failing, upright bassist Royal Masat, and mandolinist Jarrod Walker—also welcomed Boston-based progressive bluegrass guitarist Stash Wyslouch to sit in at multiple points throughout the night. Watch a video Billy Strings and Stash Wyslouch covering James Gang classic “Funk 49” and listen to a full audio recording of the show below:
Billy Strings w/ Stash Wyslouch – “Funk 49” [James Gang cover] – 11/13/19
[Video: Tony Branton]
Billy Strings – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA | 11/13/19
Billy Strings tour continues tonight with a second performance at The Sinclair. From there, Strings will head to NYC for a sold-out, two-night run at Brooklyn Bowl on Friday, November 15th and Saturday, November 16th. The first night of the Brooklyn run will be webcast for free via The Relix Channel. For a full list of upcoming Billy Strings tour dates, head here.
Check out a gallery of photos from the show below via photographer Vic Brazen (@wnwmedia).
Setlist: Billy Strings | The Sinclair | Cambridge, MA | 11/13/19
Set One: Hollow Heart, Thirst Mutilator > This Heart of Mine, Roll On Buddy Roll On, Must Be Seven, Steam Powered Aereo Plane, Slow Train, A Love Like Me, Home of the Red Fox* > Airmail Special*, Everything’s The Same
Set Two: On The Line, Enough To Leave, Dealing Despair, Home, Ernest T. Grass > How Mountain Girls Can Love, Ain’t Nothing To Me, It Hurts Me Too, Funk 49*, Paranoid
Encore: Bluegrass Breakdown
*with Stash Wyslouch (guitar)