The release adds to a landmark year for Strings, who will continue his extensive headline tour into the fall with newly confirmed shows at Las Vegas’ Event Lawn at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Los Angeles’ The Belasco, Oakland’s Fox Theater, Portland’s McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater, Seattle’s King County’s Marymoor Park, Missoula’s KettleHouse Amphitheater, Wichita’s Wave and Oklahoma City’s The Jones Assembly among many others. Tickets for the fall dates are on-sale today at 10:00am local time, full details can be found at www.billystrings.com/tour. See below for complete 2021 itinerary.
Known for his electric live shows, Strings has continued to perform consistently throughout 2021 both virtually and in-person, including his six-night “Déjà Vu Experiment”—a one-of-a-kind livestream event broadcast from Port Chester, NY’s The Capitol Theatre. Reflecting on his recent performances, Pollstar declares, “The hottest hand in jamgrass mastered pandemic touring…in a fraught year, Strings and those around him parlayed that fervor into the rare pandemic success story, blazing trails in livestreaming, drive-in touring and socially distanced podded shows while remaining true to their core values of authenticity and fan engagement.” Additionally, celebrating his recent success, Relix featured Strings on the cover of their April/May issue praising, “Strings’ exuberance speaks to the boundless, resourceful spirit of his music…beyond his technical mastery, it’s his authenticity that continues to animate his music and, in turn, the fans who are drawn to that music.”
Adding to an already triumphant year, Strings won Best Bluegrass Album at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards for his acclaimed 2019 record, Home. Released on Rounder Records, Home was produced by Glenn Brown and furthers Strings’ reputation as “one of string music’s most dynamic young stars” (Rolling Stone). Of the album, The Associated Press proclaims, “it is his creative musical storytelling, paired with solid vocals on Home that should seal the deal, pleasing fans of the genre and creating some new ones…the perfect blend of pure talent and pluck,” while The Wall Street Journal praises, “Billy Strings has clearly emerged as a premier guitar flatpicker of this era.” Moreover, Strings and the album topped Billboard’s 2020 year-end chart in both Bluegrass categories: Top Bluegrass Artists and Top Bluegrass Albums.