It’s been a busy half-year for Billy Strings, whose rise in popularity within the jamgrass and folk-rock communities has been anything but accidental. Born William Apostol, the six-string phenom has spent the last year touring consistently in support of his latest album, 2019’s HOME, while gracing venues across the country with his unique brand of rock ‘n’ roll-infused bluegrass.
As the follow-up to 2017’s Tinfoil & Turmoil, HOME was met with critical acclaim, and fans enjoyed it, perhaps, even more than the critics. Many of the songs, like “Taking Water”, “Away From The Mire”, “Long Forgotten Dream”, and “Highway Hypnosis”, have seen consistent entries in Strings’ setlists during his 2019 performances.
Now, to celebrate the six-month anniversary of HOME, Strings has shared a new video of fans explaining what “home” means to them, which Live For Live Music is excited to premiere today.
“When people ask me ‘What does Home mean (to me)’—I always ask it right back. What does home mean to you?” Strings said in a statement. “Home invokes a different feeling for all of us. It can be happy or sad or anxiety-ridden. It can be a really good meal or it can be a song. The beauty of music and art is that it can be interpreted differently by everyone. What a song meant to me when I wrote it, might mean something different to the person listening to it.”
The video begins with clips of Billy and his band recording HOME in the studio while the album’s title track plays in the background.
Various shots of the band performing live throughout the ensuing fall tour follow before a text overlay reads, “6 months later, with shows canceled or postponed, we all find ourselves with more time at home than ever before. In hopes of coming together when we can’t be together, we asked our beloved fans to show us what home means to them.”
The following portion of the video depicts fans, including Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools and a Marine stationed in Japan, describing their own view of “home.”
One fan mentions, “Home is wherever I’ve got a guitar and a coffee,” while another exclaims, “Home is getting outside on a sunny day.”
Watch the premiere of Strings’ new video below:
Billy Strings – HOME Six-Month Anniversary Video
[Video: Billy Strings]
Due to the ongoing crisis related to the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, Billy Strings has recently canceled or postponed a string of spring tour dates. They assure us, they can’t wait to get back out there as soon as humanly possible. For the most current schedule, please click here.