VIDEO: Billy Strings’ Viral Basement Performance Of “Dust In A Baggie” From 2012 (And Bonus “Simple Man”)

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It’s the sixth and final day of Billy Strings’ virtual concert tour, the “Deja Vu Experiment,” and I thought I’d bring back this gem of ol’ Billy from awhile back.

The “Deja Vu Experiment” is an ode to the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s six-night event at The Cap in 1971, and Strings and his band have been killing the virtual stage with their raw combination of both bluegrass and psychedelic music.

Billy Strings and his unique sound have been music to the ears of bluegrass, country, and Americana fans across the globe for the past eight years with Strings’ incredible ability to pick the fire out of an acoustic guitar.

But before Billy Strings became a big name in the music industry, he was just a short-haired, small-town boy pickin’ for his friends and family in his hometown of Muir, Michigan. In this old video, we see Strings sitting on a couch surrounded by his buddies, and it appears he’s just taking requests on what to play.

One of his buddies requests the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic, “Simple Man.” Strings declines (ouch), and plays what went on to become one of his classics, “Dust In A Baggie.”

I think it’s awesome seeing these old videos of future stars in the music industry, because none of the onlookers in the videos have any clue on just how big these guys or girls will eventually be.

Also, in case you were bummed about Strings not taking the “Simple Man” request, don’t worry, I found a video of Strings playing the hell outta that song at a bar too.

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