Billy Strings brought his ongoing String The Halls: Home For The Holidays Edition video series to its midpoint on Saturday with a new rendition of an old cover. Day Six saw Strings release a new rendition of Jerry Reed‘s “The Likes of Me”, a song often covered by the bluegrass stalwart.
The latest Billy Strings “12 Days of Bluegrass” video follows performances of “Tipper” by Tony Rice, “Stone Walls And Steel Bars” and “Think Of What You’ve Done” by The Stanley Brothers, “Unwanted Love” by Reno & Smiley, and “Y’all Come” by Arlie Duff.
Like the previous installments, Strings maintained the black-and-white aesthetic for the sixth installment after briefly deviating for a few of the earlier videos. Strings and company roll through the shorter, three-minute tune with ease, taking only a few short solos between vocal sections.
The String The Halls series also includes a limited-edition event poster and a selection of prints released each day via Half Hazard Press. All proceeds from the String The Halls: Home For The Holidays Edition video series benefit Musically Fed, Nashville Rescue Mission, and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Today’s poster code is SOUL. Grab your poster here and watch the new Billy Strings “The Likes of Me” video below:
Billy Strings – String The Halls: “The Likes of Me” (Jerry Reed)
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In other Billy Strings news, the rising star was recently nominated for a “Best Bluegrass Album” Grammy Award for his latest full-length LP, Home. Keep an eye on the Billy Strings YouTube channel tomorrow for another installment of String The Halls
On Saturday, December 26th, Billy Strings will perform alongside 40+ 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.