“When I was 16 I had this epiphany…when I hear bluegrass music it rips my heart apart. It can make me cry, it can make me laugh out loud.”
– Billy Strings
Billy Strings joins award-winning guitarist/producer Eric Krasno on his special new podcast series. Presented by Osiris Media, ERIC KRASNO PLUS ONE sees the renowned musician hosting a one-of-a-kind interview series exploring the lives and work of some of his closest friends and musical collaborators.
In Episode 15 Eric talks to bluegrass sensation Billy Strings
, whose hard-playing style and high-energy live shows are introducing bluegrass to all types of new fans. The two first met at the RoosterWalk Festival in 2017 when a storm prevented Eric’s band from showing up and Billy’s band sat in at the last minute. They’ve been friends ever since, and in those years Billy Strings has gone from releasing his first EP to selling out theaters across the country.
Billy tells Eric about being a young kid and playing music with his father, the gifted picker Terry Barber, as the genesis of his lifelong passion, and what it was like to perform at The Ryman Auditorium with his dad and Del McCoury. They discuss the bluegrass revival of the last decade, Billy’s heavy metal roots, the electric guitar Billy’s grandpa made in jail in 1961 that Billy still performs with, and a lot more.
Check out Billy Strings “Streaming Strings Tour”
, which features nine nights of concerts live streamed from five different iconic venues around Nashville, July 16-26th.
Upcoming episodes of Plus One include Phil Lesh, Allen Stone, Don Was, and more.
About Eric Krasno:
For nearly two decades, Krasno has been an omnipresent figure in popular music, from his virtuosic, innovative guitar playing with Soulive and Lettuce (both of which he co-founded) to his GRAMMY® Award-winning work as a producer and songwriter for artists like Norah Jones, Tedeschi Trucks, 50 Cent, Talib Kweli, Aaron Neville, and Allen Stone, to name but a few. As if that weren’t enough, the New York-based artist has proven an invaluable session player and touring musician alongside the likes of the Rolling Stones, Dave Mathews Band, John Mayer, Oteil & Friends, and The Roots.
Along with their work together on stage and in the studio, Krasno has spent countless hours sharing stories with these incredible artists and these intimate moments have become some of his most cherished memories. ERIC KRASNO PLUS ONE now allows fans everywhere to join behind-the-scenes conversations, with topics spanning early inspirations to discussions about the state of the music industry, the challenges of life on the road, and much more. For music, upcoming tour dates, and additional information, please visit www.erickrasno.com
Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media
. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group.
Ep 1: Dave Matthews (OUT NOW)
Ep 2: Laura Lee (OUT NOW)
Ep 3. Marcus King (OUT NOW)
Ep 4: Chris Robinson (OUT NOW)
Ep 5: Emily King (OUT NOW)
Ep 6: John Mayer (OUT NOW)
Ep 7: Mac Ayres (OUT NOW)
Ep 8: John Scofield (OUT NOW)
Ep 9: Alan Evans (OUT NOW)
Ep 10: Derek Trucks (OUT NOW)
Ep. 11: Questlove Part 1 (OUT NOW)
Ep. 12: Questlove Part 2 (OUT NOW)
Ep. 13: Adam Deitch (OUT NOW)
Ep. 14: Ivan Neville (OUT NOW)
Ep. 15: Billy Strings (AIRS TODAY)
Ep. 16: Don Was
Ep. 17: Allen Stone
Ep. 18: Cochemea
Ep. 19: Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic)
Ep. 20: Phil Lesh
Ep. 21: Nigel Hall
Ep. 22: Danny Mayer
Ep. 23: Jeff Bhasker
AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
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