Sitch Session: Billy Strings & Don Julin, ‘Meet Me at the Creek’

The Bluegrass Sitch
The Bluegrass Situation
1 min readFeb 2, 2016


BGS has partnered with American-made microphone company Ear Trumpet Labs (ETL) for the Portland Series which features ETL’s handcrafted microphones alongside some of Americana’s most acclaimed artists. ETL’s microphones are the brainchild of Philip Graham, who strived to create a unique product that was both visually and aurally stunning, delivering studio quality sound in a live setting, which is exemplified in the video series.

Billy Strings and Don Julin — with a little help from Kevin Gills — kick off the Portland Series with a rousing rendition of “Meet Me at the Creek.” Between his formidable vocal turns, Strings swaps fiery licks with Julin before the two take things down a notch and really show off their chops in an extended musical interlude that rounds out the six-and-a-half-minute performance.

Be sure to catch all of the Portland Series videos and vote on your favorite for a chance to win an ETL microphone.

Filmed in Portland, Oregon, in association with EAR TRUMPET LABS

Originally published at on February 2, 2016.