Billy Strings Debuts “Peach Pickin’ Time In Georgia” Cover at The Peach Music Festival
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Following Thursday night’s sit-in with Trey Anastasio, Billy Strings traveled to Scranton, Pa.’s Montage Mountain, to perform at the 10th anniversary of The Peach Music Festival. The artist and his band performed two jam-packed sets and closed out the night with a live debut of Jimmie Rodgers’ “Peach Pickin’ Time in Georgia.”
Last night’s show on the main stage got underway with Renewal’s “Fire on My Tongue,” which segued into “Bronzeback.” Strings followed up with a jammed-out take on “Heartbeat of America” before sliding into “In the Morning Light.” Next, he visited his Home repertoire with “Away From the Mire,” “Long Forgotten Dream,” “Love Like Me,” and “Highway Hypnosis” before landing on “The Old World” as the first set closer.
Strings opened up his second set with a lively rendition of “Taking Water” as fans rose from their seats and moved to the music. The second set opener segued into “Ice Bridges,” then the band played “While I’m Waiting Here” off Turmoil & Tinfoil. “Pyramid Country” came next, prior to an illustrious take on “Know It All.”
The second set continued with “Enough to Leave” and “Hollow Heart.” Then, a special moment occurred when Billy Failing, the ensembles banjo virtuoso, led the lyrics on 2017’s “So Many Miles.” Next, the band played “Everything’s the Same” and “Secrets” before making their way to “Show Me the Door.”
For the final tune of Strings’ stand at The Peach Music Festival, he performed a fitting cover of Jimmie Rodgers’ classic number, “Peach Pickin’ Time in Georgia.” Following last night’s display, the ensemble will continue their summer tour on July 2 at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, Md.
For additional information on Strings’ current tour, read more.
See photos of The Peach Music Festival performance below.
Scroll down to view last night’s setlist.
The Peach Music Festival – Scranton, Pa.
June 30, 2022
Set 1: Fire on My Tongue > Bronzeback, Heartbeat of America, In the Morning Light, Away From the Mire, Long Forgotten Dream, Love Like Me, Highway Hypnosis, This Old World
Set II: Taking Water > Ice Bridges, While I’m Waiting Here > Pyramid Country > Know It All, Enough to Leave, Hollow Heart, So Many Miles*, Everything’s the Same, Secrets, Show Me the Door, Peach Pickin’ Time in Georgia^
* Billy Falling lead vocals
^ Live debut, Jimmie Rodgers cover
Setlist via Billy Strings’ official Instagram page.