Billy Strings takes mountain sound to Jimmy Kimmel Live

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!

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.