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Billy Strings Debuts John Hartford Address At Levitate

Strings and his band played two John Hartford tracks in a row through their headlining established at the Marshfield, Massachusetts pageant.

By Scott Bernstein Aug 9, 2021 10:02 am PDT

Billy Strings closed out the main phase action at Levitate’s Pop-Up Pageant on Sunday. Strings and his band performed one 90-minute established previous evening at the Marshfield Fairgrounds in Marshfield, Massachusetts that integrated the debut of a John Hartford deal with.

The guitarist, bassist Royal Masat, banjoist Billy Failing and mandolinist Jarrod Walker opened by pairing “Red Daisy” and “Fire Line” from their forthcoming Renewal studio album. Failing dealt with a damaged string though his bandmates executed the conventional “Soldier’s Joy” devoid of him. Strings reached about at one particular issue and performed chords on Walker’s mandolin with his still left hand as Jarrod picked with his ideal hand.

The quartet then honored John Hartford with their 1st “Steam Driven Aereo Plane” considering the fact that November 13, 2019 and the Billy Strings debut of “Untangle Your Brain.” Hartford wrote and recorded the latter for his 1967 debut album, Seems to be At Lifestyle. Additional covers followed as Strings and his band took on Billy Hayes’ “I’ll Bear in mind You, Appreciate, In My Prayers” and jammed Bill Emerson’s “Home Of The Pink Fox” into the standard “Little Maggie.” Up coming, Billy went solo for the lately debuted “The Home Carpenter” and Delmore Brothers’ “Brown’s Ferry Blues.”

Strings was then joined by the relaxation of his band for a seamless sequence that commenced with “The Likes Of Me” and ongoing with “Pyramid Country,” “Enter The Dragon,” “Must Be Seven” and “Thunder.” Billy wrote the songs for the latter which options lyrics from Robert Hunter. Previous night’s “Thunder” provided teases of “Enter The Dragon” and the Inspector Gadget concept. The quartet capped the set with Reno & Smiley’s “Long Gone” and stated farewell with a “Slow Train” encore.

Billy Strings and his band now head to Pittsburgh for a present at Phase AE on Wednesday. View enthusiast-shot footage from the quartet’s Levitate set beneath:

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Set: Pink Daisy, Fireplace Line [1], Soldier’s Pleasure [2] [3], Steam Driven Aereo Plane, Untangle Your Head [4], I’ll Try to remember You, Enjoy, In My Prayers, Home Of The Pink Fox, Very little Maggie, The Dwelling Carpenter [5], Brown’s Ferry Blues [5], Likes Of Me > Pyramid State > Enter The Dragon > Need to Be 7 > Thunder [6] [7], Lengthy Gone

Encore: Slow Prepare

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  • [1] – Jerusalem Ridge tease
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  • [2] – w/o Billy Failing – broken string
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  • [3] – Levitate achieve all-around – Billy Strings played the mando chords for Jarrod (left hand) though Jarrod picked (correct hand)
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  • [4] – Initial Time Played
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  • [5] – Billy Strings solo
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  • [6] – Enter The Dragon tease
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  • [7] – Inspector Gadget tease
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