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Today on Ecléctico you're listening to guitarist and singer Billy Strings. Strings is a dynamic performer and musician on the bluegrass and jam scenes, winning accolades and selling out performances across the U.S. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from an article by Dean Budnick on Relix.
"Away From the Mire" by Billy Strings
2019 | American guitarist and singer
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"Growing up, I played bluegrass first and foremost but, when I was a teenager, I listened to rock-and-roll and all sorts of different stuff. I even played in a metal band for a while," Billy Strings recounts of the experiences that informed his album, Home, as well as his dynamic live shows.
"It’s weird—I always say, 'I learned how to play music by playing bluegrass with my dad, and I learned how to perform music in a metal band.'"
"A lot of these songs are very personal, even though they might seem vague. ['Away From the Mire'] is about some really personal stuff between me and a family member. I wrote it down when I was pissed off. Sometimes when I get into an argument or I read something in a newspaper that pisses me off, I’ll just get my pen out and start writing about it."