Bluegrass virtuoso Billy Strings made his headlining debut at Morrison, Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Ampitheatre on September 26th for an awe-inspiring three-set performance. While the venue itself was empty due to ongoing social gathering restrictions, the energy from the talented quartet – consisting of Strings (guitar), Jarrod Walker (mandolin), Royal Masat (bass)& Billy Failing (banjo) – was palpable during the more-than-four-hour live webcast. Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the release of Strings’ groundbreaking LP Home, the band tore through a triad of stunning sets with a mélange of original and cover material that encompassed a wide variety of genres from the Beatles (“Rocky Raccoon”) & Grateful Dead (“To Lay Me Down” & “Mr. Charlie”) to The Stanley Brothers (“Nobody’s Love Is Like Mine”) & Tony Rice (“Tipper”).
Photos by Jesse Faatz