Eclectic bluegrass sensation Billy Strings made his way to the famed Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, NY on Monday for a performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Appearing in front of kaleidoscopic projections with his regular bandmates Royal Masat (bass), Billy Failing (banjo), and Jarrod Walker (mandolin) as well as familiar guest fiddler Alex Hargreaves, Billy (born William Apostol) gave the studio crowd—and the national TV audience tuning in—a taste of 2021’s Grammy-nominated Renewal. The introspective “Know It All”, the album’s opening track, provided Billy with a worthy showcase for both his thoughtful songwriting and the uncanny level of musical talent his band exhibits across the board.

Billy Strings is up for his second straight “Best Bluegrass Album” Grammy Award at the 2022 ceremony on April 3rd. The acclaimed flatpicker is also featured on Béla Fleck‘s My Bluegrass Heart, which will compete against Renewal in the category. In addition to the nod for the album, Strings, 29, is up for a Grammy in the “Best American Roots Performance” category for “Love and Regret”.

Watch Billy Strings perform “Know It All” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and check out some photos from the appearance below.

Billy Strings – “Know It All” – 3/14/22 – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert


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Billy Strings and company have a busy schedule of mostly sold-out shows and headlining festival appearances in front of them throughout the spring and summer months. Click below for a full list of upcoming dates. For ticketing details and more information, hit the Billy Strings website.

Billy Strings 2022 Tour Dates

March 15—Boston, MA—Roadrunner (SOLD OUT)
March 26—London, UK—Islington Assembly Hall (SOLD OUT)
March 27—London, UK—Islington Assembly Hall (SOLD OUT)
April 1—Olympic Valley, CA—WinterWonderGrass Tahoe (SOLD OUT)
April 9—Santa Barbara, CA—Santa Barbara Bowl
April 10—Santa Barbara, CA—Santa Barbara Bowl
April 13—Santa Ana, CA—Observatory (SOLD OUT)
April 15—Las Vegas, NV—Brooklyn Bowl (SOLD OUT)
April 16—San Diego, CA—Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
April 21—Houston, TX—713 Music Hall
April 22—Austin, TX—Moody Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)
April 23—Dallas, TX—The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
April 29—St. Augustine, FL—St. Augustine Amphitheatre
April 30—St. Augustine, FL—St. Augustine Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)
May 1—St. Augustine, FL—St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 5—New Orleans, LA—New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 6—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
May 7—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
May 8—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
May 12—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)
May 13—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)
May 14—Denver, CO—Mission Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
June 15—Dayton, OH—Rose Music Center at The Heights (SOLD OUT)
June 16—Maryland Heights, MO—Saint Louis Music Park (SOLD OUT)
June 18—Manchester, TN—Bonnaroo
June 23—Cary, NC—Koka Booth Amphitheatre
June 24—Cary, NC—Koka Booth Amphitheatre
June 25—Cary, NC—Koka Booth Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)
June 29—New York, NY—The Rooftop at Pier 17 (SOLD OUT)
June 30—Scranton, PA—Peach Music Festival
July 2—Baltimore, MD—Pier Six Pavilion (SOLD OUT)
July 3—Baltimore, MD—Pier Six Pavilion (SOLD OUT)
July 22—Louisville, KY—Iroquois Amphitheater
July 23—Louisville, KY—Iroquois Amphitheater
July 24—Louisville, KY—Iroquois Amphitheater
July 29—Indianapolis, IN—TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
July 30—Indianapolis, IN—TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
August 4—Saint Charles, IA—Hinterland Music Festival
August 5—Minneapolis, MN—Surly Brewing Festival Field (SOLD OUT)
August 6—Moorhead, MN—Bluestem Amphitheater
August 9—Bonner, MT—Kettlehouse Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)
August 10—Bonner, MT—Kettlehouse Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)
August 12—Troutdale, OR—McMenamins Edgefield
August 13—Troutdale, OR—McMenamins Edgefield
August 14—Redmond, WA—Marymoor Park
August 26-28—Tisbury, MA—Beach Road Weekend
September 17—Asbury Park, NJ—Sea.Hear.Now Festival

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