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Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Bonnie “Prince” Billy I Made A Place

On the back half of I Made A Place, the first proper album of new Bonnie "Prince" Billy songs in nearly a decade, there's a…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2019 - 10:34 am

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

Sounding Board

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.
Michael Nelson | May 22, 2013 - 12:37 pm

More Will Oldham stories

Bill Callahan & Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “Blackness Of The Night” (Feat. AZITA) (Yusuf / Cat Stevens Cover)

In 1967, when he was still known as Cat Stevens, the folk singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam released his sophomore LP New Masters. On that LP, which…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2020 - 9:47 am

Watch Will Oldham & Dave Pajo Sing A Country Song Together

Here's another one for the remote quarantine duet file. Will Oldham, mysterious and beloved Kentucky gentleman, goes way back with Dave Pajo, the guitar wizard…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2020 - 11:58 am

Watch Jim James, Will Oldham, & Other Kentucky Musicians Sing New Charity Single “Lift Up Louisville”

We've seen a whole lot of all-star singalongs in recent weeks -- like the celeb-heavy Canadian one that aired as part of a COVID-19 relief…
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2020 - 12:43 pm

Superwolf – “You’ll Get Eaten, Too”

Way the hell back in 2005, the mysterious and playful roots-music auteur Bonnie "Prince" Billy joined forces with guitar wizard and former Chavez frontman Matt…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2020 - 11:17 am

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
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