Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
The Linq Promenade
Las Vegas, NV
Artist Presale: Wednesday, December 7th @ 10am PT
BBLV Presale: Thursday, December 8th @ 10am PT
Public On Sale: Friday, December 9th @ 10am PT
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*Advertised times are for doors -- show time not available*
The upcoming performances follow the release of Strings’ acclaimed new album, Me/And/Dad—his first with his father, Terry Barber (stream/purchase here). The product of a longtime dream, the album features new versions of fourteen bluegrass and country classics that the two have been playing together since Strings was a young child.
In celebration of the release, a new mini-doc debuted last week, which captures Strings and Barber throughout the record making process, while Strings was also recently featured on “CBS Sunday Morning” speaking with correspondent Conor Knighton. Watch the profile HERE. Critical acclaim for Me/And/Dad:
“exuberant interplay…a match made tender by the familiar harmonies of these two lifelong picking partners”—NPR Music
“Top-notch, wooly bluegrass picking wraps around distinct, family harmonies throughout the album”—Billboard
“a hell of a homecoming, Strings having assembled a band of bluegrass dreams as a public display of affection for the man who first took him there”—MOJO
“No matter your musical affiliation, this one will draw you in. It’s a cross-generational celebration paying tribute to Strings’ musical roots, welcoming both strangers and old friends to gather ’round.”—No Depression
“one of the best guitar players in music”—American Songwriter
“The pair harmonize beautifully…a sound that can only be replicated by blood, highlighting the magic that motivated Strings to create this project with his father”—The Boot
“It sparkles with joy and the kind of seemingly impossible playing in which Strings specializes”—Folk Alley
“exhilarating (and heartwarming)”—XPN The Key
“That familial connection is palpable…three-part harmonies that evoke echoes of Appalachia’s revered high lonesome sound, with Strings and Barber’s vocal registers, in particular, blending together seamlessly”—Glide
“wondrous and masterful…Me/And/Dad serves as both an endearing and fantastic trip to his roots and musical beginnings”—Americana Highways
“a truly great bluegrass record”—Outsider
“a fantastic new record…easily one of the more unique and special projects we’ve gotten this year”—Whiskey Riff
Produced by Strings and Gary Paczosa and recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studio, the record finds Strings and Barber playing with familiar ease, naturally trading off leads both vocally and on guitar. In addition to Strings and Barber, the album features an all-star band including bassist Mike Bub, mandolinist Ron McCoury, banjo player Rob McCoury and fiddler Michael Cleveland as well as special guest appearances by Jerry Douglas, Jason Carter and Strings’ mother, Debra Barber, who sings on the final track, “I Heard My Mother Weeping.”
Reflecting on the project, Strings shares, “As long as I can remember, I wanted to make a record with my dad. I’ve been burning up and down the highways the last 12 years, and as time slips away, you start thinking, ‘I need to make time.’ It’s been a bucket list thing for me, something I’ve been afraid I wouldn’t find the time to do. And that scared me; not doing this record scared me.”
The new record follows Strings’ widely acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated album, Renewal, which landed on several “Best of 2021” lists including The Bitter Southerner, No Depression, Glide, The Boot, Folk Alley and was one of the Top 50 Most Played Albums at Americana Radio last year. Produced by Jonathan Wilson, the record was released to overwhelming praise with The New York Times declaring, “a premier bluegrass mind for this post-everything era…he has zigged and zagged between the form’s antediluvian traditions and rapid-fire improvisations that hit like hard bop, all within songs with hooks so sharp that he seems poised for crossover stardom.”
Raised in Michigan and now based in Nashville, Strings is known as one of music’s most compelling artists. Since his 2017 debut, he has been awarded Best Bluegrass Album at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards, Artist of the Year at the 2022 Americana Music Awards, Entertainer of the Year and Song of the Year at the 2022 International Bluegrass Music Awards (the organization also named him Entertainer of the Year and Guitar Player of the Year in 2021), Best New Headliner at the 2022 Pollstar Awards, Breakthrough Artist of the Pandemic at the 2021 Pollstar Awards and has performed on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” PBS’ “Austin City Limits” and “Bluegrass Underground.” A respected figure across all genres, Strings has also collaborated with a wide variety of artists.