Category Archives: Bonnie “Prince” Billy

Kentucky beards get some love

Louisville artists Madpixel Art & Design Studio have unveiled their latest poster, which pays tribute to the great beards of Kentucky men like My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Billy Ray Cyrus and Bonnie Prince Billy’s Will Oldham. The “22 Kick-Ass Kentucky Beards” print, made for Kentucky for Kentucky, will be available – only 150 copies […]

Will Oldham tribute by local artists out today

After hearing about this one for months and months and months, we can now share the cover art and more details about There Is No One: Louisville Is for Lovers Tribute to Palace Brothers, the upcoming collection masterminded by LIFL head John King. The album (available on vinyl and cassette) is outtoday, with performances by, […]

There is someone: local acts pay tribute to Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s Palace Brothers

After hearing about this one for months and months and months, we can now share the cover art and more details about There Is No One: Louisville Is for Lovers Tribute to Palace Brothers, the upcoming collection masterminded by LIFL head John King. The album (available on vinyl and cassette) will be released on November […]

Cropped Out adds Tony Clifton, Bonnie Billy’s Superwolf, Borbetomagus and more

The fourth annual Cropped Out festival is only 6 weeks away, but the organizers have added some all-star talent to the lineup, and also Tony Clifton. The comedian character, created by Andy Kaufman and continued today by Bob Zmuda (allegedly), will act as the fest’s Official Grand Marshall. Singer/songwriter Will Oldham (aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy) […]

Bonnie Prince Billy and Dawn McCarthy headline Network Center for Community Change

Tickets go on sale today for a Network Center for Community Change benefit concert starring¬† Bonnie Prince Billy & Dawn McCarthy, with an opening set from the All-Star Power Member Revue (a collection of spoken word, dance, and music by Network Power members). The show is Sunday, August 4th, 7 p.m. at the Bomhard Theatre. […]

Will Oldham is now a radio DJ

“Unbroken Ear” is the new radio show hosted by musician and actor Will Oldham, heard Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m. on artxfm.com. “each two-hour block will have it’s (sic) own plan of attack, or retreat. focus on one school, one representative voice; it will change as the weeks go by. audience input for flow […]

Bonnie “Prince” Billy live on NPR

The Bonnie “Prince” Billy trio of vocalist/guitarist Will Oldham,¬†guitarist Emmett Kelly and fiddler/bassist/vocalist Cheyenne Mize performed on NPR’s “Mountain Stage” show, which aired on April 5th. It’s the first appearance for Oldham on the show, which is not carried locally, but the second time for Mize, who previously accompanied Ben Sollee on it. Hear it […]

And another Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy record

The Marquis de Tren and Bonny Billy Solemns 12″ EP out April 16, 2013 Track Listing: “Solemn 28″/”Solemn 10″/”Solemn 119″  

R.I.P., Jason Molina

Jason Molina, the singer-songwriter who led his bands Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Company from 1996 – 2009, died on Saturday. He was 39. A native of Lorain, Ohio, Molina had a long relationship with Bloomington, IN’s Secretly Canadian label, and held strong ties to the Louisville music community. The first Songs: Ohia 7″ single […]

Joanne Oldham’s art book

Joanne Oldham, known for her album artwork for relative Will Oldham’s musical projects, now has a 48-page book available featuring her art, edited by the estimable Sammy Harkham. Look here for more examples, and buy it here from Drag City.