Strings makes Austin City Limits debut tonight
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
– Billy Strings makes his PBS "Austin City Limits" debut tonight. The performance, which will be livestreamed at 9 p.m. eastern via YouTube, will appear as part of the legendary program's upcoming 47th season.
Strings recently released two new collaborations: "Wargasm" featuring special guest RMR, and a new version of Bill Monroe's "Midnight on the Stormy Deep" with Del McCoury.
Strings will continue to tour throughout the fall including upcoming headline shows at Pittsburgh's Stage AE, New Haven's Westville Music Bowl (two nights), Las Vegas' Event Lawn at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas (two nights), Los Angeles' The Belasco (sold-out), Oakland's Fox Theater (two nights, one sold-out), Portland's McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater (sold-out), Seattle's King County's Marymoor Park, Missoula's KettleHouse Amphitheater, Wichita's Wave and Denver's Mission Ballroom (four nights, all sold-out). Strings also will play Newport, R.I. Folk Festival on July 25-26.
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