Oct 272013
 

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.

Oct 222013
 

There Is No One A Tribute To Palace Brothers
The latest Louisville Is For Lovers project has been announced: There Is No One, a tribute to the Palace Brothers period, with a dozen of Will Oldham’s tunes covered by Louisville musicians, including one by Oldham. The record will be released on vinyl and cassette on November 26. The song list looks like this:

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/

Sep 292013
 

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.

Jun 152013
 

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:

Feb 212013
 

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.