Earlier this spring, Will Oldham, the veteran roots-music iconoclast who usually records as Bonnie “Prince” Billy, released his Merle Haggard tribute album Best Troubadour. And he also released an EP that was, up until now, a Record Store Day exclusive. Alongside Nathan Salsburg, the Louisville fingerpicking virtuoso and Joan Shelley collaborator, Oldham recorded a quick, untitled EP. Its three songs are all rambling, homespun folk numbers. We posted one of them, “Wallins Creek Girls,” a while back. And now that the EP is out digitally, you can stream the whole thing below.
Oldham and Salsburg’s EP is out now on Paradise Of Bachelors.