Oct 232014

Doug Paisley and Bonnie “Prince” Billy recorded a duet of the Paisley-penned “Until I Find You” in Louisville last spring, which features Emmett Kelly on guitar and backing vocals. The video was directed by Heather Goodchild. THe song is from a two-song digital single released today on iTunes. Watch:

Jul 312014

Will Oldham’s debut Palace Brothers record, There Is No One What Will Take Care Of You, was released back in 1993. On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary, Louisville Is For Lovers released a record of covers of songs from that album, called THERE IS NO ONE: A Louisville Is For Lovers Tribute to Palace Brothers. The covers were by Louisville artists, including Wax Fang, Cheyenne Mize, The Deloreans and even Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. Originally, it was available only on vinyl and cassette but now it has been released in digital formats, both on CD and online. You can get it at http://www.louisvilleisforlovers.com/ or via http://louisvilleisforlovers.bandcamp.com/album/there-is-no-one-a-louisville-is-for-lovers-tribute-to-palace-brothers
Thanks to John King at 37 Flood for the tip.

May 142014

Here’s a new video by Bonnie “Prince” Billy for “Bad Man,” from his recent self-titled release. From Undertheradar.nz: “Filmed by Dutch director Claudia Crobatia, the simple yet strange video features an inset of Oldham playing to camera, while footage plays behind him of a dog wearing an unsettling mask and wandering the streets of Amsterdam.” More here.

Apr 232014

Jagjaguwar artist and former backup singer for Bonnie “Prince” Billy Angel Olsen joins the stampede of artists coming through town during Derby Week when she stops in at Zanzabar on April 26 for a show with The Promised Land Sound. She’s touring in support of her first full-band release, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, which was released in February. Hey, maybe Will Oldham will show up, too. Tickets are $10 adv/ $12 DoS.

Watch the official video for “Forgive/Forgotten”:


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Mar 202014

A tribute to Bob Dylan’s Eighties recordings, Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One (ATO), will feature a number of famous artists, some of whom are Louisville musicians, including Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Dawn Landes (“Dark Eyes”), and Carl Broemel (“Death is Not the End”). Per AcousticGuitar.com “The album focuses on an 11-year span—from 1980’s Saved to 1990’s Under the Red Sky, plus unreleased tracks (an ‘80s Basement Tapes anyone?) and the Traveling Wilburys—which the album’s producers Jesse Lauter and Sean O’Brien feel is an overlooked period for the artist.

For more head over to http://www.acousticguitar.com/News/Bob-Dylan-in-the-1980-s-Tribute-Album-Lineup-Announced#sthash.ic4mRLpI.dpuf

Dec 162013

The last half of December is often the time of the year when some of the more interesting events are staged. Case in point, the Party For Steve at Headliners on December 20, featuring the Richie White Orchestra, Juanita, Catherine Irwin, Aloha Fonda, DJ Kim Sorise, a special appearance by Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Craig Wagner and a screening of the “Heavy Date Triple Feature” featuring Steve “Chili” Rigot. All that for $5, so if you grew up in the late Seventies / Eighties punk era, show up.
Here’s a 1979 video of The Endtables performing “No Bed”, shot by Jeff Jobson:

Here’s a video of The Endtables from this year’s Cropped Out Festival, shot by Garrett Harper on a phone. It’s not complete, as the battery died. The tune is “Circumcision.”

Dec 032013

Cass McCombs
Cass McCombs is a natural for a touring musician, having spent years living a “nomadic” life, i.e., as a homeless artist. While such a life no doubt provides much material for songs, McCombs didn’t get serious about being a working musician and songwriter until after 9//11, which sent him from New York to California, where he began work on his first recording, an E.P. title Not the Way E.P. Then he moved to Baltimore and recorded his first full-length, A. Since then, he’s recorded six more albums, including the just-released Big Wheel And Others. Lest you think that McCombs is an eccentric hermit, disabuse yourself of those notions, or at least the hermit part. He’s played with a long list of current working musicians, including Louisville’s Bonnie “Prince” Billy, plus he’s been in a couple of movies and gotten some television synchronization. He’ll he at Zanzabar on December 7, with Arbouretum. Tickets are $10/$12.

Study “Name Written In Water” from Big Wheel:


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