Bonnie Prince Billy - Will Oldham Discography


2020          2022

download Rooftop Garden by Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy (feat. George Xylouris)

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Rooftop Garden

The song is a cover of Lou Reed


download Miracles by Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy (feat. Ty Segall)

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The song is a cover of Johnnie Frierson

Also released on split 7" containing the cover and the original song
Limited to 600 copies


Light In The Attic LITA 45-053

download Lost In Love by Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy (feat. Emmett Kelly)

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Lost In Love

The song is a cover of Air Supply
Inspired by Demis Roussos' version


download Night Rider's Lament by Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy (feat. Cory Hanson)

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Night Rider's Lament

The song is a cover of Mike Burton
Inspired by Suzy Bogguss' version

download Spirit Of A Ghost by Thee Conductor has Bonnie Prince Billy singing on two songs

Spaceflight Records

Night Light
Tsk, Tsk

download Arise, Therefore by Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy (feat. Six Organs of Admittance)

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Arise, Therefore

The song is a cover of Will Oldham

download The Night Of Santiago by Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy (feat. David Grubbs)


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The Night Of Santiago

The song is a cover of Leonard and Adam Cohen


download Last Poems by Bob Arellano has Will Oldham singing along on some songs

  'Ship of Death' cover art by James Frain

Whales Weep Not!
Song of Death (featuring Will Oldham & Jodie Jean Marston)
The Ship of Death III / Bavarian Gentians (featuring Jodie Jean Marston, Will Oldham, and Marty)

Synthetic settings for the posthumous poetry of D. H. Lawrence, adapted from Last Poems of D. H. Lawrence: Martin Secker, London, United Kingdom (1933)


download We Won't Go Quietly by Kira Skov featuring Bonnie Prince Billy

Stunt Records

We Won't Go Quietly

2nd single from Kira's upcoming album Spirit Tree released on Stunt Records

download The Wild Kindness by Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy (feat. Cassie Berman)

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The Wild Kindness

The song is a cover of Silver Jews

with a full cast of collaborators:
Elisa Ambrogio, Meg Baird, Cassie Berman, Bill Callahan, Ben Chasny, Bill MacKay, Haley Fohr, David Grubbs, Cory Hanson, Emmett Kelly, Matt Kinsey, Sean O’Hagan, Will Oldham, David Pajo, Todd Rittmann, Alasdair Roberts, Matt Sweeney, George Xylouris, Azita Youssefi

Bill Callahan, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Cassie Berman, Boneman the dog, David Grubbs, Bill MacKay, George Xylouris, Shelagh Hannan, Apollonia Xylouris, Fred Somsen, Sue Ng-Espada, Matt Kinsey, Tony Crow, Azita Youssefi, Caitlin Rose Mahoney, Cory Hanson, Brett Sova, David Pajo

download I Want To Go To The Beach by Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy (feat. Cooper Crain)


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I Want To Go To The Beach

The song is a cover of Iggy Pop


download She Is My Everything by Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy (feat. Sir Richard Bishop)


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She Is My Everything

The song is a cover of John Prine
and the last of the serie

LP/download Three Feral Pieces by Bonnie Prince Billy, Nathan Salsburg, Max Porter

No Quarter

Orbit Song
Unlearning Chant
Here Song

One-sided LP with etching on the B-side
Words by Max Porter
Music by Will Oldham & Nathan Salsburg
Etching by Oscar Parsons

There are two versions:
One is a hand-made LP jacket, edition of 250 hand numbered units and three letter pressed inserts

The other one comes with three letter pressed inserts and is limited to 700 copies


LP/CD/MC download Superwolves by Matt Sweeney & Bonnie Prince Billy


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Make Worry For Me
Good To My Girls
God Is Waiting
Hall Of Death
Shorty's Ark
I Am A Youth Inclined To Ramble
My Popsicle
Watch What Happens
Resist The Urge
There Must Be A Someone
My Blue Suit
My Body Is My Own
You Can Regret What You Have Done
Not Fooling

A digital format is released April 30.
The physical formats are released July 18


LP/CD Spirit Tree by Kira Skov has Bonnie Prince Billy singing along on two songs

Stunt Records STUCD 21022

We Won't Go Quietly
Some Kind Of Lovers


7" Love is the first law / There are worms in your circle by Bonnie "Prince" Billy & broeder Dieleman

Snowstar Records 21-182

Love Is The First Law
There Are Worms In Your Circle, There Are Wolves

During the lockdown Bonnie “Prince” Billy and broeder Dieleman sent each other a title for a song that they then started working on. Bonnie “Prince” Billy wrote ‘Love is the first law’ (based on a text by Jan Huissoon, a 19th century folk artist you may already know from broeder Dieleman’s work) and broeder Dieleman wrote ‘There are worms in your circle, there are wolves’.

Both songs are sung by Bonnie Billy.


download Watch What Happens by Matt Sweeney & Bonnie Prince Billy

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Joan Shelley &. Nathan Salsburg - Watch What Happens
Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Matt Sweeney - Stay on My Shore

Hands across Louisville, as Joan Shelley and the Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy put on each other’s airs:
Bonny and Matt Sweeney unfurl one of Joan’s best-loved tunes while Joan and Nathan Salsburg reach into the depths of the just-released Superwolves.
Trading each other’s essential nature, Face/Off-style; they tap raw beauty into music, two ways.


download Songs In The Key Of Death, murder ballads from the podcast has three songs by Bonnie Prince Billy & Nathan Salsburg

Nevermind Media

Henry Clay Beattie
The Murder Of The Lawson Family
Stagger Lee

Songs In The Key Of Death is a true crime and music podcast that tells the stories behind beloved murder ballads that have been passed down from generation to generation.

In each episode, they recount the sordid tale of a crime that inspired a famous murder ballad and discuss how the song itself came to be.
The treat is a new rendition of the classic track. Half are from Sad13, and the other half feature Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Nathan Salsburg.


digital EP Have Fun Idiot! by Andrew Rinehart has Bonnie Prince Billy singing along on a song

Friend Of The Devil

This is a Grateful Dead cover


Friend Of The Devil

LP/CD Psalms by Nathan Salsburg has Will Oldham singing along on 3 pieces

No Quarter NOQ078

Psalm 33
O' You Who Sleep + Psalm 96


LP/CD Only The End by Ashley Shadow featuring Bonnie Prince Billy on one song

Felte FLT-078

Don't Slow Me Down


digital album Best of Studio 5 Live: 20 Years of Easey Street compilation featuring a Bonnie Prince Billy contribution

Grand Dark Feeling Of Emptiness

Available at a PBS 106.7FM membership pack
Recorded 13/12/01 Melbourne, 3PBS-FM, "Totally Wired"


LP/CD Nashville No More by David Ferguson has Will Oldham singing along on 2 songs

Fat Possum Records FP1782

Fellow Travelers
Looking For Rainbows

Available on black vinyl and on chardonnay colored vinyl


digital album His Majesty's Request: A Wink O'Bannon Select by Antietam featuring Will Oldham on 2 songs

Hurdy Gurdy Man
Beware of Darkness

Hurdy Gurdy Man is a cover of Donovan
Beware Of Darkness is a cover of George Harrison

Will Oldham on Wink:
“Figuring that Wink is not the man to go quietly, we created a soundtrack for his hauntings. Wink is a man with a unique and powerful influence over many of us in Louisville’s music community. We had no excuse to not sing him out and keep on keeping on”


download Kidnapped By Neptune by Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy (feat. Hamerkop)

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Kidnapped By Neptune

The song is a cover of Scout Niblett



2LP/2CD/2MC/digital Blind Date Party by Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy

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The Blackness Of The Night (Feat. Azita)
OD'd In Denver (Feat. Matt Sweeney)
I've Made Up My Mind (Feat. Alasdair Roberts)
Red-Tailed Hawk (Feat. Matt Kinsey)
Wish You Were Gay (Feat. Sean O'Hagan)
Our Anniversary (Feat. Dead Rider)
Rooftop Garden (Feat. George Xylouris)
Deacon Blues (Feat. Bill Mackay)
I Love You (Feat. David Pajo)
Sea Song (Feat. Mick Turner)
I've Been The One (Feat. Meg Baird)
Miracles (Feat. Ty Segall)
I Want To Go To The Beach (Feat. Cooper Crain)
Night Rider's Lament (Feat. Cory Hanson)
Arise, Therefore (Feat. Six Organs Of Admittance)
The Night Of Santiago (Feat. David Grubbs)
The Wild Kindness (Feat. Cassie Berman)
Lost In Love (Feat. Emmett Kelly)
She Is My Everything (Feat. Sir Richard Bishop)

All the earlier released songs now released on hard copies, with the exception of Letter Sung To Friends and Little Bird



digital album Happy Hollerdays 2021 - A Special Benefit Album for Team West Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund features a Bonnie Prince Billy contribution


Happy Hollerdays Ensemble - Jubilee (Live) - Bonnie singing along

A special collection of songs and stories celebrating the legacy and future of Appalachia with over 50 b-sides, live performances, bedroom demos, new releases, and special holiday covers from Kentucky treasures like My Morning Jacket, Joan Shelley, Bonnie “Prince” Billie, Heather Summers, and many, many. more.
For a limited time, each artist has generously made these recordings available to lift spirits and raise funds for the Kentuckians uprooted by the tornado. Available until February 1, 2022


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