Billy Strings teed up his second of three shows at Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville, filling the concert with fan favorites, time-honored covers, and more for the Kentucky faithful.
With the newly-minted five-piece lineup of Jarrod Walker, Royal Masat, Billy Failing, and Alex Hargreaves, Billy ignited the first set with Alton Delmore‘s “Sophronie”. The initial at bat would find its way through originals like “While I’m Waiting Here”, “Hollow Heart”, and the set-closing “Highway Hypnosis”, alongside welcome covers of J.J. Cales‘s “Ride Me High”, Pink Floyd‘s “Brain Damage”, and Tony Rice‘s “Manzanita”.
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Coming back out for the second set, Billy set off on a continuous string of songs through his own catalog with “The Fire On My Tongue”, “Must Be Seven”, “Pyramid Country”, and through the improvisational highlight, “Hide & Seek”. Strings fit in a customary geographic shout-out with “Kentucky Girl” before Failing got his chance in the limelight for “End Of The Rainbow”. The set wound down with Albert E. Brumley‘s “Rank Stranger” and “Everything’s The Same” before Billy capped the encore-less performance with solo rendition of “And Am I Born To Die?”.
Check out a gallery of photos from Billy Strings at Iroquois Amphitheater on Saturday courtesy of Kendall McCargo. A collection of fan-shot videos is also available courtesy of YouTube user Doug Heck.
Billy Strings – “While I’m Waiting Here” > “Ride Me High” (J.J. Cale) – 7/23/22
Billy Strings – “Brain Damage” (Pink Floyd) – 7/23/22
Billy Strings – “Summertime” (George Gershwin) – 7/23/22
Billy Strings – “Highway Hypnosis” – 7/23/22
Billy Strings – “Hide & Seek” – 7/23/22
Billy Strings – “Am I Born To Die?” (Charles Wesley) – 7/23/22
Setlist [via Billybase]: Billy Strings | Iroquois Amphitheater | Louisville, KY | 7/23/22
Set One: Sophronie (Alton Delmore), While I’m Waiting Here > Ride Me High (J.J. Cale), 99 Years (Is Almost For Life) (Louise Certain, Gladys Stacey), Hollow Heart > Brain Damage (Pink Floyd), Summertime (George Gershwin), Wargasm, Manzanita (Tony Rice), Highway Hypnosis
Set Two: The Fire On My Tongue > Must Be Seven > Pyramid Country > Hide & Seek, Kentucky Girl (Charlie Moore), Fire Line > End Of The Rainbow (Frank Wakefield) > Rank Stranger (Albert E. Brumley), Everything’s The Same, And Am I Born To Die? (Charles Wesley)