Billy Strings (born William Apostol) has shared a full, pro-shot video of he and his band’s performance at Denver, CO’s Ogden Theatre back in 2019. The December 14th show marked night two of three consecutive performances at the venue and saw Strings debut a cover of The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys‘ “Ralph’s Banjo Special”.
Set one saw Strings open with two tracks from 2019’s Home, “Taking Water” and “Hollow Heart”. A cover of Tony Rice‘s “Tipper” followed ahead of a jammed-out “While I’m Still Waiting Here”. “I’m Still Here” (John Hartford cover) came next, before the band segued to The Monkees‘ “Last Train To Clarksville” and the Billy Failing-penned “So Many Miles”. The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys’ “Nobody’s Love Is Like Mine” preceded “Enough To Leave”, “Dust In A Baggie”, “Running” and the set-ending cover of Jackson Browne‘s “Running On Empty”.
Set two opened with the fan-favorite “Away From The Mire” , “Long Forgotten Dream”, and the aforementioned debut of The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys’ “Ralph’s Banjo Special”. The band then moved into Bill Monroe‘s “My Sweet Blue Eyed Darling”, “Doin’ Things Right”, Jimmy Cliff‘s “Sitting In Limbo”, “Highway Hypnosis”, and the popular Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia collaboration, “China Doll”, before “Meet Me At The Creek” ended the second frame. The band then came back to the stage around a single mic for an encore of Steve Young‘s “Seven Bridges Road”.
Watch the entire Billy Strings performance at the Ogden Theatre below and scroll down for a complete setlist.
Billy Strings – Ogden Theatre – 12/14/19 – Set One [Pro-Shot]
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Billy Strings – Ogden Theatre – 12/14/19 – Set Two [Pro-Shot]
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Billy Strings’ next scheduled tour date is on April 20th at Detroit, MI’s The Fillmore Detroit. From there, he and his band will head to the Beale Street Music Festival before circling the East Coast ahead of DelFest and Summer Camp Music Festival. Head to Strings’ website for tickets and more tour information.
Setlist: Billy Strings | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 12/14/19
Set One: Taking Water, Hollow Heart, Tipper (Tony Rice cover), While I’m Waiting Here, I’m Still Here (John Hartford cover) > Last Train To Clarksville (The Monkees cover) > So Many Miles, Nobody’s Love Is Like Mine (The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys cover), Enough To Leave, Dust In A Baggie > Running, Running On Empty (Jackson Browne cover)
Set Two: Away From The Mire, Long Forgotten Dream, Ralph’s Banjo Special (The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys cover), My Sweet Blue Eyed Darling (Bill Monroe cover), Doin’ Things Right, Sitting in Limbo (Jimmy Cliff cover), Highway Hypnosis, China Doll (Grateful Dead cover), Meet Me At The Creek
Encore: Seven Bridges Road (Steve Young cover)
 “A real sh*t kicker”
 Get Back jam lead by Royal Masat
 Full band around a single mic