Nov 262014

Syd Bishop at Never Nervous reveals himself to be an average Louisvillian – he only had the vaguest idea of who Will Oldham is before deciding to review Oldham’s latest, Singer’s Grave – A Sea of Tongues. Read his take on the record here.
If you, too, are an average Louisvillian, here’s a vido of “New Black Rich (Tusks)” from Singer’s Grave.

Oct 142014

Over at Spin Magazine, Will Oldham has a long interview with Yusuf/Cat Stevens, brought about by the release of a new record from Yusuf, which also features vocals by Oldham.
Read it all here. Here’s the audio/video track for the new version “The Devil Came From Kansas”:

May 192014

Will Oldham and The Cairo Gang’s Emmett Kelly recorded a couple of tunes for The Spirit of Akasha, an Albert Falzon-directed documentary commemorating the 1971 classic Australian surf film, Morning of the Earth. Now they’re releasing a seven-inch with a couple of them via Empty Cellar Records, under the moniker of Bonnie Prince Billy and The Cairo Gang/ Here’s “We Love Our Hole” from that 7-inch:

You can preorder it here.

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

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.