Billy Strings named 2019 IBMA New Artist of the Year, Guitar Player of the Year

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Friday, September 27, 2019

The International Bluegrass Music Association named Billy Strings New Artist of the Year, Guitar Player of the Year at its awards ceremony held last night (Sept 26)  in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Billy Strings has been hailed as the future of bluegrass, transcending tradition and genre with his high velocity, flat-picking guitar technique and intense, confessional songwriting. HOME, Strings’ remarkable second studio album, is undoubtedly the Michigan-born, Nashville-based artist’s bravest excursion thus far, reshaping bluegrass into his own exceptional form, completely rewiring the aesthetic with elements of punk, country, folk-rock, and genuine psychedelic exploration to fashion something altogether original and all his own.

BILLY STRINGS TOUR DATES

9/27 Portland, OR - Revolution Hall - SOLD OUT

9/28 Seattle, WA - The Showbox - SOLD OUT

10/3 Paso Robles, CA - Barrel House Brew Co.

10/4 Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room - SOLD OUT

10/6 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival

10/9 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom

10/11 Eureka Springs, AR - Hillberry Music Festival

10/13 Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole

10/17 Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Art Co.- SOLD OUT

10/18 Austin, TX - Scoot Inn

10/19 Houston, TX - Last Concert Cafe

10/27 Suwannee, FL - Suwannee Hulaween

10/30 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre - SOLD OUT

10/31 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel - SOLD OUT

11/1 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle - SOLD OUT 

11/2 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle - SOLD OUT

11/4 Broomfield, CO - 1st Bank Center - What The Night Brings

11/6 Norfolk, VA - The NorVa

11/7 Charlottesville, VA - The Jefferson Theater - SOLD OUT

11/8 Charlottesville, VA - The Jefferson Theater - SOLD OUT

11/9 Washington, DC- 9:30 Club - SOLD OUT

11/10 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony - SOLD OUT

11/13 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair - SOLD OUT

11/14 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair - SOLD OUT

11/15 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl - SOLD OUT

11/16 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl - SOLD OUT

11/19 Cleveland OH - Beachland Ballroom - SOLD OUT

11/21 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre - SOLD OUT

11/22 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall - SOLD OUT

11/23 Covington, KY - Madison Theater - SOLD OUT

12/13 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre - SOLD OUT 

12/14 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre - SOLD OUT 

12/27 Detroit, MI - The Majestic Theater

12/28 Detroit, MI - The Majestic Theater

12/31 Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection - SOLD OUT

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