Billy Strings and his band were back in action on Saturday as the bluegrass guitarist/singer welcomed fans back to the Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center for the third show as part of a four-night outdoor run at the South Carolina racetrack.
Following a show-opening performance of “Long Forgotten Dream” from 2019’s Home, followed by a pair of covers with takes on Jerry Reed‘s “The Likes of Me” and Widespread Panic’s “All Time Low”. Strings returned to his own songbook for performances of “Running the Route”, “So Many Miles”, “Red Daisy”, and “Wargasm”, before continuing with more covers in Bob Weir‘s “Cassidy”, The Dillards‘ “Ernest T. Grass”, and “Little Maddie” to close the first set.
The band returned to the stage to open the second half of the show with another original in “Bronzeback” before entering into Yonder Mountain territory for a cover of “Sorrow Is a Highway”. The second half of the show treated fans to a mix of Billy Strings originals in “Dust in a Baggie”, “Slow Train”, “Show Me the Door”, and covers that included The Tony Rice Unit‘s “Manzanita”, Jackson Browne‘s “Running on Empty”, and The Seldom Scene‘s “Old Train”. The night came to a close with the performance of “Turmoil & Tinfoil”, and a one-song encore covering Reno and Smiley‘s “I’m Gone, Long Gone”.
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Strings will return for the fourth and final show of the Columbia Speedway run on Sunday.
Thank you for lighting up our world 🌟 Hop on over to the Speedway, we’ve got an early Sunday show coming right up! Doors: 4pm / Music: 5:30pm / Some coves available🐰 📷 @JFaatz_Photo pic.twitter.com/1njKcTPyR7
— Billy Strings (@BillyStrings) April 4, 2021
Setlist: Billy Strings | Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center | Columbia, SC | 4/3/21
Set One: Long Forgotten Dream, The Likes of Me (Jerry Reed cover), All Time Low (Widespread Panic cover), Running the Route > So Many Miles, Red Daisy, Wargasm, Cassidy (Bob Weir cover), Ernest T. Grass (The Dillards cover) > Little Maggie (Traditional cover)
Set Two: Bronzeback, Sorrow Is a Highway (Yonder Mountain String Band cover), Dust in a Baggie, Manzanita (The Tony Rice Unit cover), Slow Train, Show Me the Door, Running on Empty (Jackson Browne cover), Ain’t Nothing to Me (Eric Bloom, Al Pitrelli, Tony Franklin, Aynsley Dunbar cover), Old Train (The Seldom Scene cover), Turmoil & Tinfoil
Encore: I’m Gone, Long Gone (Reno and Smiley cover)