Billy Strings serves up trippy “Turmoil & Tinfoil” during night seven of Streaming Strings tour

By Matt Wickstrom

Billy Strings, Streaming strings, John Mailander, Turmoil & Tinfoil

Billy Strings took “attendees” of his Streaming Strings tour on a dark and twisted acid grass laced trip during Friday night’s show from the Exit/In in Nashville.

Strings started the night on a hefty 25 minute instrumental jam on traditional fiddle tune “Sally Goodin'” featuring a wicked dose of fiddler John Mailander, a touring member of Bruce Hornsby’s Noisemakers and the fiddling ace heard on both Turmoil & Tinfoil and Home, Strings’ two full-length studio efforts to date. The old-time composition, traditional only in it’s historical description, was turned upside down by Strings with eery and otherworldly arrangements before transitioning into a recreation of Bill Monroe’s heartwarming “My Sweet Blue Eyed Darling.”

Sally Goodin —> My Sweet Blue Eyed Darling

From there Strings closed out the set with a string of covers including Gene Autry’s upbeat bluegrass banger “20/20 Vision,” the Jeff Austin penned “Fiddlin’ Around,” the Grateful Dead’s “Wharf Rat,” vintage bluegrass cut “Reuben’s Train,” Argentenian composer Lalo Schifrin’s instrumental “Enter The Dragon” from the film score for the 1973 movie of the same name, and a set closing performance of the Infamous Stringdusters’ “No More To Leave You Behind.”

Following a break Strings, Mailander and the rest of the crew returned to the Exit/In stage, diving into Strings’ 2017 musings from Turmoil & Tinfoil, which the group proceed to perform in full and in order of appearance on the album with Mailander alongside for the first time ever.

Strings and company will return to action at the Exit/In tonight for round eight of the Streaming Strings tour, again joined by Mailander as they’re set to perform the entirety of String’s 2019 breakout effort Home with the fiddler for only the second time ever. The virtual tour will then wrap up on Sunday, July 26, from 3rd & Lindsley with another special guest yet to be announced.

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Billy Strings, Streaming strings, John Mailander, Turmoil & Tinfoil

Billy Strings 7/24/2020 at Exit/In in Nashville

Set 1

Sally Goodin —>
My Sweet Blue Eyed Darling
20/20 Vision
Fiddlin’ Around
Wharf Rat
Reuben’s Train —>
Enter The Dragon —>
No More To Leave You Behind

Set 2

On The Line
Meet Me At The Creek
All Of Tomorrow
While I’m Waiting Here —>
Living Like An Animal
Turmoil & Tinfoil
Salty Sheep —>
Spinning —>
Dealing Despair
Pyramid Country
Doin’ Things Right
These Memories Of You

Billy Strings, Streaming strings, John Mailander, Turmoil & Tinfoil

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