Psychonaut Billy Strings Reveals It All, Good and Bad
UPDATED: February 21, 2024
UPDATED: February 21, 2024

For those who may not be familiar, Billy Strings is currently leading the way in modern Bluegrass Music. With a long list of accolades and awards within the Bluegrass world, including a Grammy win for Best Bluegrass Album in 2021 with Home, Strings has solidified his position as a prominent figure in the genre.

Until recently, Billy Strings has maintained a relatively private persona. Interviews with him have been scarce, especially in long-form formats. However, in a recent episode of This Past Weekend with Theo Von #483, Strings participated in a revealing two-hour interview.

Substance Abuse and DMT

The interview sheds light on Strings’ personality, revealing a laid-back stoner, hippie vibe, with an emphasis on love and togetherness. This can be accredited to Theo Von. Theo has a unique style that facilitates an uninhibited environment where guests feel comfortable and tend to open up.

During the two-hour conversation, Strings delves into topics ranging from his Grammy experiences to his latest collaboration with his father on their latest album, Me/And/Dad. However, the majority of the podcast revolves around darker subjects, including his struggles with substance abuse and its impact on rural living. Strings candidly admits to using substances such as crack and meth and reflects on his upbringing in a crack house surrounded by addicts and “Speed” heads. Strings also touches on some of the postive benefits he’s recieved through psychodelic drugs such as mushrooms or DMT.

Final Thoughts

Overall, the interview provides a compelling narrative of both triumphs and tribulations, offering insight into Strings’ journey towards redemption. It has allowed listeners to see a side of Billy Strings that was previously unknown, adding depth to his persona and his somewhat mythical guitar skills.

For fans of Billy Strings, this interview is not to be missed. It offers a new level of respect and understanding for the artist and the circumstances that have shaped his musical prowess.

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