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Billy Strings

Gabriel Events Welcomes

Billy Strings

Still Shine

Thu, April 5, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Castle Theatre

Bloomington, IL

$12 (Advance) / $15 (Day of Show)

Ticket Prices listed do NOT include additional Ticket Fees added at online checkout & box office

Billy Strings
Billy Strings
Billy Strings plays hard and he lives hard, picking so fast and intensely that he’s known to break multiple strings per song, and basing the songs he writes on the hard lives he grew up around in the abandoned rural communities of America. His new album, Turmoil & Tinfoil, taps into a deep vein of psychedelia in Americana, referencing everything from the Dead to Sturgill Simpson, but all underlaid by Billy’s undeniable virtuosity and his knowledge of the roots of American music. He’s one of the most beloved young bluegrass guitarists today within the bluegrass community, and his front porch in East Nashville is constantly filled up with Nashville’s best roots musicians just picking up a storm.

The tricky part of making the new album, Turmoil & Tinfoil, was translating Billy Strings’ incendiary live show into the studio. Returning to his home state of Michigan, Billy enlisted acoustic roots wizard Glenn Brown (Greensky Bluegrass) as producer, and centered the music around his new band, featuring Drew Matulich on mandolin with banjo prodigy Billy Failing and much-loved Nashville bassist Brad Tucker. Rich with special guests, Turmoil & Tinfoil shows off Billy’s East Nashville community of picking friends, among them Miss Tess, Molly Tuttle, John Mailander, Shad Cobb and Peter Madcat Ruth. Of special note is a virtuosic duet between Billy and bluegrass guitarist Bryan Sutton on “Salty Sheep” that shows the speed, precision, and creative craftsmanship of bluegrass when it’s done right.
Still Shine
Still Shine
From the foothills that bank the Illinois river in the heart of Illinois, Still Shine has deep roots in traditional blues, bluegrass, folk, jug band, and alt-country while challenging the boundaries of these genres with a bit of rag time, progressive bluegrass, new grass and outlaw country.
Still Shine, formed in the summer of 2014, is a band of like minded top notch musicians who play original and obscure traditional down home tunes that move body and soul.

Featuring:
Rob Bailey - Guitar/ Vocals
Andy Passie - Harmonica/ Vocals
Dave Frye - Upright bass/ Vocals
Wes Duffy - Mandolin/ Tenor Banjo/Percussion/Vocals.

These river town pluckers are sure to get your toes tapping, your boogie moving and your Shine on!
Venue Information:
The Castle Theatre
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
http://www.thecastletheatre.com/