Billy Strings released the second-to-last installment of String The Halls: Home For The Holidays Edition video series on Thursday with Bill Monroe‘s “My Sweet Blue Eyed Darlin'”.
The eleventh addition to Strings’ “12 Days of Bluegrass” follows previous performances “Will You Be Loving Another Man?” by Bill Monroe; “These Old Blues” by Larry Sparks; “The Likes Of Me” by Jerry Reed; “Tipper” by Tony Rice; “Katy Daley“, “Stone Walls And Steel Bars” and “Think Of What You’ve Done” by The Stanley Brothers; “Ralph’s Banjo Special” and “Unwanted Love” by Reno & Smiley; and “Y’all Come” by Arlie Duff.
With this penultimate episode of String The Halls, Strings and company once again pay homage to the great Bill Monroe. At this point, after watching 11 videos of Strings performing traditional bluegrass, it can be hard to remember some of the lengthy improvisational passages that helped lead the guitarist born William Apostol to crossover stardom with jam audiences. Yet even in this modest 3:49 minute rendering those talents still shine through during even the briefest runs up and down the guitar neck.
Watch Billy Strings perform “My Sweet Blue Eyed Darlin'” by Bill Monroe for the 11th day of String The Halls. The poster code for Thursday is TRUE.
Billy Strings – “My Sweet Blue Eyed Darlin'” (Bill Monroe)
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On Saturday, December 26th, Billy Strings will perform alongside 50+ other artists as part of Georgia Comes Alive, a one-day virtual music festival aimed at promoting voter participation in the upcoming Georgia runoff elections by supporting local grassroots organizations, Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda and CivicGeorgia. Donate any amount to the cause GeorgiaComesAlive.com to receive a stream link on the day of the show (12/26). You can also enter to win exclusive prizes from GCA artists like a guitar signed and played by Bob Weir here. See below for a full list of performers.