In Focus: Billy Strings Brings Tour to Wilkes-Barre

Billy Strings is filling arenas coast-to-coast in support of his latest album Renewal, and on Friday, November 19th saw Billy and his band come to Wilkes-Barre, PA to entertain the sold out Mohegan Sun Arena. Half way through the second set Billy brought out ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro.

While the rest of the band took a short break the duo debuted Smokin’ Strings, the collaboration that appeared on Jake’s recent album, Jake and Friends. The rest of the band soon returned as Jake remained for the rest of the show including a take of John Hartford’s All Fall Down which included an extended jam much to the delight of the rapturous crowd. See below of the setlist and photos from the show.

Billy Strings – Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre, PA – November 19, 2021

Set 1: Ole Slewfoot, This Old World, While I’m Waiting Here, Heartbeat of American, Katy Daly, Ice Bridges, In the Morning Light, Libby Phillips Rag, Unwanted Love, Leaders, Wargasm

Set 2: Van Scoy Jingle, Thunder, Know it All > Ernest T. Grass > Little Maggie, Smokin’ Strings*, Nothing’s Working*, All Fall Down*, Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town*, This Heart of Mnie*,

*with Jake Shimabukuro on ukulele

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