Billy Strings

Billy Strings

The All-Togethers, The Rifleman

Sat, October 20, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Las Vegas, NV

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

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.

On September 22, 2017 Billy Strings released his first full-length EP "Turmoil & Tinfoil"!
The All-Togethers
The All-Togethers
One look at The All-Togethers and you positively know that they are not your average Las Vegas acoustic group. They harken back to the days of bathtub gin and their music recalls family evenings around the radio… almost.
They have that certain something that you can’t quite put your finger on, except you know you haven’t been here before. A mixture of Prohibition-era and modern songwriting puts you in a whirl, enjoying the ride the entire way.
Ken Osborne handles the fronting of the group. Drawing from his Virginia roots, it’s easy to hear the birth of Americana woven within his voice and songs..
Cindy Osborne is an exquisite miniature. This 5’2” lady tackles the upright bass with all the ferocity of a back alley brawl and never lets it stop her from performing a little soft-shoe all the while.
Michael Louis Austin brings the jazz to the hillbilly. He is a fleet-fingered fury of the six-string that keeps it together and shines through with brilliant voice when needed.
Brenna Luman-Glimp harmonizes from behind her cello. This beauty saws away with a delicate fervor, bringing an air of classical to the music of the hills.
Call them old-fashioned; call them unconventional; but the job gets done- and done well.
Venue Information:
Bunkhouse
124 South 11th Street
Las Vegas, NV, 89101