Billy Strings at Moda Center on Sept. 30, 2023

Over the course of two nights at the Moda Center, Billy Strings delivered a musical journey through the heart of bluegrass. On the second night, the anticipation was electric, with fans filling the arena with excitement and chanting “fuzzy rainbows.” The crowd’s enthusiasm reached a fever pitch as the band took the stage. From the opening notes of Bill Monroe’s “Dusty Miller,” it was clear that this would be a night to remember. The setlist spanned a wide range of musical influences, from the soulful “Know It All” to the spirited “Hollow Heart” and the foot-stomping “Ice Bridges.”

In the second set, Billy Strings and his band continued to impress with their musical prowess. They delved into fan favorites like “I’ll Remember You, Love, in My Prayers” and a cover of the Phish song “Back on the Train.” The encore, featuring the timeless “Shenandoah Breakdown” and the infectious “Ride Me High,” left the audience in awe. Billy Strings’ performance was a testament to his remarkable ability to bridge the gap between tradition and innovation in the world of bluegrass, creating an unforgettable night for all in attendance.

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