Billy Strings (William Apostol) has shared a pro-shot video of “Meet Me At The Creek” from his performance at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ last year.
The historic oceanside venue has seen performances from rock icons like Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Elvis Costello, and Gregg Allman, however on November 10th, 2019 it was Strings’ time to shine.
After a first set that included originals like “Taking Water” and “Home”, as well as covers of Doc Watson‘s “Red Rocking Chair”, Bill Monroe‘s “Southern Flavor”, and Springsteen’s “Atlantic City”, Strings launched into the second set with a cover of Bon Jovi‘s “Wanted Dead Or Alive”.
Traditional covers and staple originals like “Away From The Mire” and “Highway Hypnosis” filled out the second frame before a 17-minute, set-ending “Meet Me At The Creek”. Released on Strings’ 2017 album Turmoil & Tinfoil, “Meet Me At The Creek” stretched far beyond its album runtime.
Royal Masat kept a steady bassline while Strings picked away at his six-string. Banjoist Billy Failing aided in harmonies on the chorus before Strings pulled everyone towards an extensive improv section. Jarrod Walker‘s mandolin seemed to have a mind of its own, helping to lift the jam off the runway before an envelope filter over Strings’ acoustic guitar blasted it into space.
Strings guided them to uncharted territory for several minutes before climaxing and then hitting the brakes, allowing Failing to steer the ship. The jam built to an apex once again before dropping back into the verse and ending the set.
Watch a pro-shot video of Billy Strings performing “Meet Me At The Creek” below.
Billy Strings – “Meet Me At The Creek” – 11/10/20 [Pro-Shot]
[Video: Jams On The Sand]
Billy Strings will support Umphrey’s McGee for two straight nights at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, NC beginning on February 14th before heading west for WinterWonderGrass in Steamboat, CO (2/21). Click here for tickets and more tour information.
Setlist: Billy Strings | The Stone Pony | Asbury Park, NJ | 11/10/2019
Set One: Taking Water, Red Rocking Chair (Doc Watson cover) > Southern Flavor (Bill Monroe cover), Hollow Heart, Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen cover), Watch It Fall, Going To The Races (The Stanley Brothers cover), Home, The Train That Carried My Girl From Town (Doc Watson cover) > Black Mountain Rag (Doc Watson cover), Walking Boss (Clarence Ashley cover), On The Line > Train 45 (The Stanley Brothers cover)
Set Two: Wanted Dead Or Alive (Bon Jovi cover), Long Forgotten Dream, Stone Walls & Steel Bars (The Stanley Brothers cover), Everything’s The Same, Away From The Mire, Wild Horses (Rolling Stones cover), Highway Hypnosis, Tennessee Stud (Jimmy Driftwood cover), Likes Of Me (Jerry Reed cover) > Meet Me At The Creek
Encore: Roving Gambler (Kelly Harrell cover)
 Jerusalem Ridge jam
 FTP without Paul Hoffman/with Billy Strings on lead vocals
 “This message is brought to you by Cory Walker”
 “It’s a drone for the weakness” lyric change
 “I hadn’t been in Jersey many more weeks than three” lyric change