Michigan-born Billy Strings started playing the guitar at a young age. Taught by his stepfather, Billy soon became a proficient musician and played in several bands throughout his teens. His guitar prowess soon gave rise to the moniker Billy Strings, replacing his former family nickname of “Billy Boy”.
In 2015, Strings moved to Nashville, where he began to make a name for himself in the Americana and bluegrass music scenes. He collaborated with an array of other artists, including Don Julin, with whom he self-released the album, Rock of Ages.
Four years later, Billy Strings released his first solo album, Turmoil & Tinfoil, with the Apostol label. Since then, he’s gained increasing recognition and success, and has won several awards including the Americana Music Association's 2020 Instrumentalist of the Year award and the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2021.
With his high-energy picking and improvisational jams, Strings is a fantastic live performer. So it’s no surprise that he’s a regular at some of the most renowned festivals — from Bonnaroo and Telluride Bluegrass Festival to Austin City Limits and the Shetland Folk Festival in Scotland.
A unique and innovative performer, Billy Strings blends old-school string band music with modern improvisation. His eclectic style brings a fresh twist to the bluegrass and country music scenes and continues to inspire musicians and fans around the world.