With the start of a new week comes another addition to Billy Strings‘ String The Halls: Home For The Holidays Edition video series, this time featuring his cover of “Will You Be Loving Another Man?” originally played by Bill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys.
The eighth addition to Strings’ “12 Days of Bluegrass” follows previous performances of “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.
Strings’ new recording of the song first released in 1947 on the B-side of “Blue Yodel #4”, starts roaring right out of the gate courtesy of banjo player Billy Failing. The jumping tune gives everyone a chance to chime in with a bit of improvisation around the gauntlet from mandolinist Jarrod Walker and Strings himself. Fittingly, the performance carries a vintage tone as the song itself was written over six decades ago. To his credit, Strings brings the song into a modern context as he continues to give lessons in classic bluegrass to some of his more jam-oriented fans with each passing installment of String The Halls.
Watch Billy Strings perform “Will You Be Loving Another Man?” by Bill Monroe for String The Halls. The poster code for Monday is MONROE.
Billy Strings – “Will You Be Loving Another Man?” (Bill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys)
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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.