Billy Strings in Tulsa
Imagine taking a hardcore heavy metal band like Pantera and cramming all that energy into the body of a 23-year-old bluegrass guitarist. Thats Billy Strings. He tears up the stage during his set, grimacing, growling, head-banging and tearing the holy sh*t out of a set of super-charged Americana. Kid can pick! DAMN can he pick! Its acoustic music with a punk edge and a lot of youthful enthusiasm and, oh man, that PICKING! Strings covers a wide variety of classic tunes and songs in his show, from a slow-burning cover of "Wild Bill Jones" to a raw cover of "Cocaine Blues" or picking delights like "Red Haired Boy" and "Soldiers Joy." A standout track is "Dust in a Baggie," a cleverly written mountain song about meth that manages to take a very current and destructive issue and translate it into the bluegrass vernacular. Its a tour-de-force, written by Strings himself, and is the moment you realize just how far this kids gonna go. [;Excerpt from The Bluegrass Situation];.
American Theatre Company
308 S. Lansing, Tulsa, OK 74120
$20 advance, $23 door. General Admission
Doors 7:00, Show 7:30, No opener.
American Theatre Company (View)
308 S. Lansing
Tulsa, OK 74120
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|