For his appearance last night as musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Billy Strings cowboyed up in full western gear and played a heartfelt version of Red Daisy from his current Renewal album on Rounder Records.
Both their appearance and the performance of a hard driving, Stanleyesque number on national TV seemed like a “so there” to all the people who say that Billy and his crew don’t play bluegrass. Lester and Earl would have been proud of these boys, and I dare say, even our dear departed Sonny Osborne would have approved had he been watching.
Well done all – Billy Strings on guitar and lead vocal, Billy Failing on banjo and harmony vocal, Royal Masat on bass, and Jarrod Walker on mandolin.
Have a look/listen…
Keep taking bluegrass music to new audiences, Billy!