Peter Berkowitz has a lengthy story in this week’s LEO about Kevin Titzer and the upcoming art show he curated, TROUBLesome Houses, Art Inspired by Will Oldham, which opens on November 1 at Louisville Visual Arts Association, 131. W. Main St.
Elizabeth Kramer has a piece in today’s C-J about “Troublesome Houses,” an art exhibit that will be on display at the Louisville Visual Art Association, beginning on Friday. The artist and curator in question, Kevin Titzer, has assembled series of works by 26 different artists inspired by the music of Will Oldham. Details are here.
1) Idle Hands Are the Devil’s Playthings – The Gallery Singers at the Electric Church of the Tambourine
2) Long Before- Plastic Bubble
3) I Tried to Stay Healthy for You – Brick Pitino
4) The Cellar Song – Cheyenne Mize
5) (I Was Drunk at the) Pulpit – Wax Fang
6) There is No-One What Will Take Care of You – The Deloreans
7) O Lord Are You In Need -Ben Mundane (Glen Dentinger, Joe Manning And Rachel Grimes cassette release)
8) Merida -Tender Mercy
9) King Me – Lydia Burrell
10) I Had a Good Mother and Father – Black birds of Paradise
11) Riding – Second Story Man
12) O Paul – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
Here’s a promo for the project:
Additional details are at www.louisvilleisforlovers.com/there-is-no-one/
It’s hardly news that Will Oldham (Bonnie “Prince” Billy) is a guest on another artist’s record, since Oldham is a serial collaborator. This time, he adds what he can to Mark Kozelek’s new Sun Kil Moon project, Benji. There’s a stream of “Richard Ramirez Died Today Of Natural Causes” from the new record at Pitchfork.
Syd Bishop has a Q&A with Daniel Duncan, sometime musician and owner of The Greenhaus, which stages occasional shows for children and their parents, featuring performances from such folks as Will Oldham, Norah Jones and Rachel Grimes. Read it here.
Nick at Backseat Sandbar has a story about a short film, “West African Stowaway,” that will feature Will Oldham. Best let him tell the story, though.
OVer at the Never Nervous blog, Syd Bishop has the story of the Liberation Living Room series, which features invitation-only shows at the Greenhaus on Preston, hosted by Jacob Duncan of Liberation Prophecy. Said shows have featured Ben Sollee, Tyrone Cotton, Rachel Grimes and Norah Jones, plus Will Oldham and Liberation Prophecy. You should go read Bishop’s story for how to get on the invite list (good luck). Meanwhile, here’s a video for kids, with Will Oldham:
Besides his many credits as a singer/songwriter, Will Oldham started out in the entertainment business as a child actor and has continued to act in a variety of films and videos. His latest role is in a independent film called “The Lonely Life,” produced by Austin, Texas musician and filmmaker Mike Aho. Audra Schroeder at the Austin Chronicle has a story and interview with Aho. The film will be shown in Austin on February 28, with Oldham and Aho in attendance.
Online zine Alarm Magazine has a short Q&A with Will Oldham about coffee, in which he says that he likes to go toe Quills or Sunergo when he’s not drinking his own branded coffee, Kona Rose. Read it here.
Will Oldham – Bonnie “Prince” Billy - played the Lincoln Center – with purple nails – last Thursday, according to Will Hermes, in a lengthy article at NPR.com. Hermes discusses Oldham’s recent “co-branding,” during which he has done a number of things that, given his previous alt.folk.outsider persona, are either a violation of that persona or simply ironically opportunistic. After all, Hermes asks, why should only Dr. Dre or Tim McGraw get to co-brand nice stuff? There’s that and more in Hermes’ story. Go read it.