Billy Strings’ Sold Out Capitol Theatre Debut (A Gallery)

January 27, 2020
Billy Strings’ Sold Out Capitol Theatre Debut (A Gallery)

Billy Strings’ traveling jamgrass circus made a stop at The Capitol Theatre on Jan. 17 and 18, marking the rising star’s headlining debut at the historic venue.

The sold-out shows featured Strings – aka William Apostol – and his three-part band, bassist Royal Masat, mandolinist Jarrod Walker and banjoist Billy Failing.

Highlights included a night-one version of the Grateful Dead’s “China Doll” as well as a wide-spanning “Me and My Uncle” jam that contained Strings’ own “Living Like An Animal.”

Night two, on the other hand, showcased Strings’ first-ever “Wharf Rat” as well as a version of The String Cheese Incident’s “Black Clouds” and his second “If Your Hair Is Too Long, There’s Sin In Your Heart” to close the show.

“Wow. I’m completely blown away. You folks lift us up so high.. we can never thank you enough. I feel like we are a giant community of best friends and I truly love you all,” Strings wrote via social media, midway through the run.

Below, photographer Scott Harris shares his shots from the Saturday night show…