Billy Strings

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Sept. 29–30, 2023
Daily, 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $49 - $70
1 N Center Ct St
Portland, OR 97227

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A master of the guitar, banjo, and mandolin, Billy Strings is a singer and instrumentalist whose music starts with the sound and speed of bluegrass and folds in elements of rock, jazz, and psychedelia. Strings deals in acoustic music, but his lyrics are rooted in contemporary issues ("Dust in a Baggie" sounds like a classic bluegrass breakdown, but the lyrics deal with crystal meth addiction), and the music reinforces this fusion of past and present, melding modern melodic frameworks with fiddles and banjos. Strings' music was presented in its most traditional form on his 2016 self-titled EP, while 2019's Grammy-winning Home added a more rock-oriented production style and extended jams to his formula. 2021's Renewal (also Grammy-nominated) featured some of his most personal songwriting and ambitious music to date and 2022's Me/And/Dad found him celebrating his roots alongside his father, guitarist Terry Barber.