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The Anniversary

I See A Darkness Turns 20

Will Oldham is a slippery interview. He doesn’t love to explain the meaning behind the songs he writes and he has made that known throughout…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 18, 2019 - 11:06 am

Deconstructing

Deconstructing: Daft Punk, Will Oldham, And Two Decades Of Mysterious Musicianship

One of the things I remember most from this year’s SXSW isn’t a particular artist, a showcase, or party. It’s a Daft Punk billboard.
Max Blau | May 22, 2013 - 12:37 pm

Counting Down

Will Oldham Albums From Worst To Best

In the 2005 film Junebug, Will Oldham's character works for a Chicago curator, on the lookout for "outsider artists" in the backwoods of North Carolina…
David Holmes | May 10, 2013 - 4:04 pm

More Will Oldham stories

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “In Good Faith” (Feat. Joan Shelley) Video

American roots-music enigma Will Oldham has been keeping himself busy recording music for decades, but he hasn't released an album of new songs in eight…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2019 - 9:11 am

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “At The Back Of The Pit” Video

Bonnie "Prince" Billy, the spectral American-music traveler sometimes known as Will Oldham, has been working hard these past few years, dedicating entire albums to covering…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2019 - 10:29 am

Hear Ariel Pink’s And Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s Rejected Carpenters Covers For Asset Management Commercial

Last year, the music supervision group Snake Accident recruited TV On The Radio to record a cover of the Carpenters' '70s hit "We've Only Just…
Julia Gray | August 4, 2019 - 11:45 am

Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Bryce Dessner, & Eighth Blackbird – “Beast For Thee”

Back in 2005, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, the oblique folk-music enigma otherwise known as Will Oldham, teamed up with Chavez frontman Matt Sweeney for the ragged…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2019 - 10:06 am

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “Blueberry Jam” Video

Will Oldham has shared a new Bonnie "Prince" Billy song called "Blueberry Jam." True to its title, it's a jam about the wonderful qualities of…
James Rettig | July 17, 2018 - 11:41 am

Stream Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Best Troubador

Will Oldham's appreciation for Merle Haggard is no secret, and in light of the country legend's recent passing, he decided to record an album full…
James Rettig | April 27, 2017 - 10:31 am

Watch Bonnie “Prince” Billy & His Dogs Cover Merle Haggard On Local Louisville Morning News

Will Oldham, the country-folk enigma who performs as Bonnie "Prince" Billy, doesn't do a whole lot of interviews, or a whole lot of media in…
Tom Breihan | April 17, 2017 - 1:12 pm

Watch Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Cover Merle Haggard In A Steamroom

Next month, Will Oldham will release Best Troubador, a Bonnie 'Prince' Billy album made up of Merle Haggard covers. We heard his take on "Mama
James Rettig | April 5, 2017 - 11:29 am

Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Nathan Salsburg – “Wallins Creek Girls”

Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Nathan Salsburg -- a guitarist and curator of the Alan Lomax Archive who tours with Joan Shelley's band -- will release…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 22, 2017 - 12:42 pm

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “Treasure Maps”

Will Oldham, the Kentucky native who records ghostly folk music under the name Bonnie "Prince" Billy, has a new track on a four-song benefit compilation…
Peter Helman | February 21, 2017 - 10:26 pm

Will Oldham – “In Good Faith”

Will Oldham, the musician and actor behind Bonnie "Prince" Billy and many other creative ventures, has done an interview and recording session with the website…
Chris DeVille | January 20, 2017 - 3:11 pm

Anti-Trump Charity Project Offers 100 New Songs From Artists Like Angel Olsen, Mitski, Toro Y Moi, & Mountain Goats

Our First 100 Days is a charity project that will release one new song per day for the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency.
James Rettig | January 13, 2017 - 11:45 am

Watch Will Oldham & Joan Shelley Cover Leonard Cohen

On Friday night, a number of Kentucky musicians gathered at Louisville's Headliners Music Hall to pay tribute to the late Leonard Cohen, covering his music…
Tom Breihan | December 27, 2016 - 2:37 pm

Sundance 2017 Lines Up Films With Ad-Rock, David Yow, & Will Oldham

The Sundance Film Festival has just announced the U.S. Competition, World Competition, and NEXT portions of its 2017 lineup, and there's a lot for music…
Peter Helman | November 30, 2016 - 9:57 pm
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