Billy Strings continued the String The Halls: Home For The Holidays Edition video series on Tuesday with a take on “Katy Daley”. This rendition of the Stanley Brothers staple marks the ninth of twelve videos in the ongoing chain of covers and the third Stanley Brothers song selected.
The ninth addition to Strings’ “12 Days of Bluegrass” follows previous performances of “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, “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.
It’s smiles all around as Strings and his band kick off the tune first released in 1971 on a single with “Will You Miss Me” on the B-side. With Billy and his boys pining after Katy and her “good ole Mountain Dew,” the song opens up to mandolin player Jarrod Walker who takes the lead after the first verse. The tale of moonshining is one that Strings delivers well as he continues to pay homage to Ralph and Carter Stanley.
Watch Billy Strings cover “Katy Daley” by The Stanley Brothers for String The Halls. The poster code for Tuesday is LOVE.
Billy Strings – “Katy Daley” (The Stanley Brothers)
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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.