Billy Strings performs “Red Daisy” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, performer and musician Billy Strings returned to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last night to perform his new song, “Red Daisy.” Watch/share HERE.

The performance adds to a landmark year for Strings, who also made his debut on PBS’ “Austin City Limits” this past weekend as part of the legendary program’s 47th season. Watch the full episode HERE.

Both performances featured songs from Strings’ acclaimed new album, Renewal, which was released last month via Rounder Records (stream/purchase here). Produced by Jonathan Wilson (Conor Oberst, Roger Waters, Father John Misty) and recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios, Renewal solidifies Strings’ position as a singular artist—one who honors the history of the music that inspires him, while continually pushing it forward. With the record’s sixteen tracks, Strings shares a more personal and honest perspective through his songwriting, while incorporating his wide range of influences with elements of bluegrass, classic rock, metal, psychedelic music and more.

In celebration of the new music, Strings will continue to tour through the end of the year including upcoming shows at Minneapolis’ The Palace Theatre (two nights, both sold out), Philadelphia’s The Fillmore (two nights, one sold out), Detroit’s The Fillmore (two nights, one sold out), Atlanta’s The Eastern (four nights, two sold out), Nashville’s Marathon Music Works (two nights, both sold out) and Grand Rapids’ GTC Live at 20 Monroe (three nights, all sold out) among several others. See below for the complete itinerary.

Reflecting on the record, Strings shares, “I listen to this album now and it’s emotional. I could sit there and tweak it forever, but there’s a point where it’s like building a house of cards. Yeah, I could add an extra tower on top, but it might collapse. I’ve always doubted myself, and I still do, but this album makes me think, ‘Hey, you’re doing all right, kid. You just need to keep going.’”

In addition to Strings (vocals, guitar, mandolin, piano, synth, guitjo) and Wilson (celesta, percussion, harpsicord), the record features Strings’ band—Billy Failing (banjo, piano, background vocals), Royal Masat (bass, background vocals) and Jarrod Walker (mandolin, guitar, background vocals)—as well as special guest musicians Spencer Cullum (pedal steel), John Mailander (violin) and Grant Millikem (synth).

1. Know It All
2. Secrets
3. Love and Regret
4. Heartbeat of America
5. In The Morning Light
6. This Old World
7. Show Me The Door
8. Hellbender
9. Red Daisy
10. The Fire On My Tongue
11. Nothing’s Working
12. Hide and Seek
13. Ice Bridges
14. Fire Line
15. Running The Route
16. Leaders

October 29—Asheville, NC— Arena (SOLD OUT)
October 30—Asheville, NC— Arena (SOLD OUT)
October 31—Asheville, NC— Arena (SOLD OUT)
November 3—Milwaukee, WI—The Riverside Theater (SOLD OUT)
November 4—Minneapolis, MN—The Palace Theatre (SOLD OUT)
November 5—Minneapolis, MN—The Palace Theatre (SOLD OUT)
November 6—Chicago, IL—Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
November 10—Philadelphia, PA—The Fillmore
November 11—Philadelphia, PA—The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)
November 12—Richmond, VA—Virginia Credit Union Live (SOLD OUT)
November 13—Washington, DC—The Anthem (SOLD OUT)
November 15—Portland, ME—State Theatre (SOLD OUT)
November 16—Portland, ME—State Theatre (SOLD OUT)
November 17—Boston, MA—Boch Center Wang Theatre (SOLD OUT)
November 19—Wilkes-Barre, PA—Mohegan Sun Arena
November 20—Detroit, MI—The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)
November 21—Detroit, MI—The Fillmore
November 30—New Orleans, LA—The Civic Theater (SOLD OUT)
December 1—New Orleans, LA—The Civic Theater (SOLD OUT)
December 2—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
December 3—Austin, TX—ACL Live at The Moody Theater (SOLD OUT)
December 4—Dallas, TX—The Factory in Deep Ellum (SOLD OUT)
December 9—Atlanta, GA—The Eastern
December 10—Atlanta, GA—The Eastern (SOLD OUT)
December 11—Atlanta, GA—The Eastern (SOLD OUT)
December 12—Atlanta, GA—The Eastern
December 17—Nashville, TN—Marathon Music Works (SOLD OUT)
December 18—Nashville, TN—Marathon Music Works (SOLD OUT)
December 30—Grand Rapids, MI—GLC Live at 20 Monroe (SOLD OUT)
December 31—Grand Rapids, MI—GLC Live at 20 Monroe (SOLD OUT)
January 1—Grand Rapids, MI—GLC Live at 20 Monroe (SOLD OUT)
February 27—Tempe, AZ—Innings Festival
April 1-3—Olympic Valley, CA—WinterWonderGrass Tahoe
August 26-28—Tisbury, MA—Beach Road Weekend