ALBUM REVIEW: Bonnie Prince Billy – Best Troubador
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ALBUM REVIEW: Bonnie Prince Billy – Best Troubador

A life-long Merle Haggard fan, Will Oldham has apparently long considered recording an album of Haggard songs and in the wake of his death last April he’s done just that. He hasn’t gone straight for the hits though, he’s hen-picked from 44 years of recorded songs, choosing personal favourites in honour of the great songwriter. … Continue reading

VIDEO: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy ~ New Black Rich (Tusks)
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VIDEO: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy ~ New Black Rich (Tusks)

Will Oldham has released the second single from his 2014 album Singers Grave a Sea of Tongues and it finds the ever mercurial songwriter and sometimes actor shimmying and preening with an impressive beard extension. Of his new album we said: It sits comfortably between his folk and country domains and is laden with austere … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Bonnie “Prince” Billy ~ Singer’s Grave A Sea Of Tongues
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ALBUM REVIEW: Bonnie “Prince” Billy ~ Singer’s Grave A Sea Of Tongues

Will Oldham hits a real sweet spot on his thirteenth full-length release under the Bonnie “Prince” Billy pseudonym. It sits comfortably between his folk and country domains and is laden with austere poetic tales that explore the search for individuality and forging one’s own destiny. Nearly all of these tracks have been released elsewhere, primarily … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Doug Paisley feat. Bonnie “Prince” Billy ~ Until I Find You
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NEW MUSIC: Doug Paisley feat. Bonnie “Prince” Billy ~ Until I Find You

Doug Paisley has already released two superb records this decade with this year’s Strong Feelings and Constant Companion from 2010. No Quarter have just released a deluxe version of the former which includes a 7″ single with the A-side being this gorgeous track also featuring the voice of Will Oldham.   Continue reading

NEWS: Bonnie “Prince” Billy announces new album
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NEWS: Bonnie “Prince” Billy announces new album

Will Oldham has, by his own prolific standards, been a tad quiet on the album front since his Everly Brothers-inspired album from 2013. That all changed when today he announced a new Bonnie “Prince” Billy record called Singer’s Grave ・ a Sea of Tongues will be released on September 23rd via Drag City and Spunk here … Continue reading

Album Reviews / Americana / Country

ALBUM REVIEW: Roger Knox and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts ~ Stranger in My Land

by Chris Familton Roger Knox’s new album, his first in nine years, is a ambitious and expansive affair that seamlessly weaves together American and Aboriginal strands of country music with a strong social conscience and a laconic sense of humour. The collaborative aspect of Stranger in My Land is important but not one that overshadows … Continue reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy ~ What The Brothers Sang

by Chris Familton Collaboration isn’t new to Dawn McCarthy and Will Oldham who released an album of demos in 2007 (Wai Notes) as an addendum to the previous year’s The Letting Go on which McCarthy sang. Those songs showed an ethereal synergy between their voices making this new album a tantalising proposition for those who … Continue reading