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Updated 08/05/21

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tourdates

Matt Sweeney & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Tour Dates:

07/06/21
Big Sur, CA, Henry Miller Memorial Library
08/06/21
Big Sur, CA, Henry Miller Memorial Library
09/06/21
Big Sur, CA, Henry Miller Memorial Library
10/06/21
Sonoma, CA, Gundlach Bundschu Winery
11/06/21
Sonoma, CA, Gundlach Bundschu Winery
13/06/21
Malibu, CA, Dry Gulch Ranch


Old tourdates:
02/12/20 8:00 pm Fitzgeralds 12 Streams of Christmas, Song For Song: Jon Langford & Bonnie "Prince" Billy (live online, check here for info)
Listen and look here

05/12/20 CatSong Festival, a virtual festival celebrating the music of Yusuf/Cat Stevens featuring performances from a.o. Matt Sweeney & Bonnie Prince Billy (thanks ray)
Listen and look here to the festival

10/06/20 Folk Medicine live stream benefit concert for the people of the Amazon.
Listen and
look back here
With Bonnie Prince Billy, Mariee Sioux, Devendra Banhart, Santiparro and many more artists.
More info here

14/05/20
Los Angeles, CA, The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood (info) cancelled
15/05/20 Los Angeles, CA, The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood (info) (w Emmett Kelly) cancelled

07/04/20
Miami, FL, Books & Books (cancelled)

31/03/20 Jersey City, NJ, WFMU-FM interview pt.1 (listen)
07/04/20 Jersey City, NJ, WFMU-FM interview pt.2

Bonnie Prince Billy (with Emmett Kelly) / Jonathan Richman (with Tommy Larkin)

05/03/20 Bloomington, IN, Buskirk-Chumley Theatre
06/03/20 Nelsonville, OH, Stuart’s Opera House (check)
07/03/20 Washington, DC, Lincoln Theatre (review)
08/03/20 Philadelphia, PA, Union Transfer (check)
09/03/20 New York, NY, Town Hall (review)
11/03/20 New Haven, CT, College Street Music Hall
12/03/20 Providence, RI, Columbus Theatre (check)(cancelled)
13/03/20 Portland, ME, State Theatre (check)
14/03/20 Northampton, MA, Academy of Music Theatre (cancelled)
14/03/20 Louisville, KY, ARTxFM show (check)

15/03/20 Rochester, NY, Montage Music Hall (w Emmett Kelly & Crush the Junta) (cancelled)


releases


•Listen and look at/to the latest
Superwolves single Resist The Urge, video directed by Kevin "Spanky" Long and Atiba (28/04/21)

•Already released in 2020:
Savory (Jawbox cover) with C.J. Boyd + Will Oldham and the Quarantaine Choir. From the compilation Safe In Sound on Joyful Noise Recordings (25/04/21)

•Listen to a new duet with
Bonnie Prince Billy from the forthcoming album Spirit Tree by Kira Skov: Some Kind of Lovers (24/04/21)

Broeder Dieleman & Bonnie Prince Billy release a split single on May 21: Love Is The First Law / There Are Worms In Your Circle. Information here and here (09/04/21)

No Quarter released a single sided 12" with etching: Three Feral Pieces by Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Nathan Salsburg, Max Porter. For more information check here (02/04/21)

•Listen and look at/to Matt Sweeney & Bonnie "Prince" Billy playing
Only Someone Running (Official Live Performance) (25/03/21)

•Listen and look at/to the latest
Superwolves single My Blue Suit, video directed by Geoff McFetridge (23/03/21)

•Released March 4:
She Is My Everything by Bonnie Prince Billy & Bill Callahan, written by John Prine featuring Sir Richard Bishop (05/03/21)
Check
the video by Jade Healy. This is the last song in the serie. It was a blast.

•Released February 26:
I Want To Go To The Beach by Bonnie Prince Billy & Bill Callahan, written by Iggy Pop featuring Cooper Crain (26/02/21)
Check
the video by Jacob Forman

•Released February 19:
The Wild Kindness by Bonnie Prince Billy & Bill Callahan, written by David Berman featuring Cassie Berman (20/02/21)
Check
the video by Ben Berman

Matt Sweeney & Bonnie Prince Billy announce a new album: Superwolves. Look at the new video of the beastly duo Hall of Death (09/02/21)

•Released February 5, a new song by
Kira Skov & Bonnie Prince Billy: We Won't Go Quietly (05/02/21)

•Released February 1:
The Night of Santiago by Bonnie Prince Billy & Bill Callahan, written by Leonard Cohen featuring David Grubbs (01/02/21)
Check
the video by Bill Ross & Turner Ross

•Released January 25:
Arise, Therefore by Bonnie Prince Billy & Bill Callahan, written by Will Oldham featuring Six Organs of Admittance (25/01/21)
Check
the video by David Lowery

•Released January 20:
Night Rider's Lament by Bonnie Prince Billy & Bill Callahan, written by Mike Burton featuring Cory Hanson (22/01/21)
Check
the video by Augustine Frizzell

Look here at the video of Night Light by Thee Conductor, the second song with Bonnie Prince Billy from his album Spirit Of A Ghost, to be released today (22/01/21)

•Take a look at
the video accompanying Stoic by Bob Arellano (16/01/21)

•Released January 15:
Lost in Love by Bonnie Prince Billy & Bill Callahan, written by Air Supply featuring Emmett Kelly (16/01/21)
Check
the video by Hanly Banks Callahan

•Released January 6:
Miracles by Bonnie Prince Billy & Bill Callahan, written by Johnnie Frierson featuring Ty Segall (09/01/21)
Also
available on split 7" containing the cover and the original song. Check the video by Sai Selvarajan

•Released January 1:
Rooftop Garden by Bonnie Prince Billy & Bill Callahan, written by Lou Reed featuring Giorgios Xylouris (02/01/21)
Check
the video by Kris Rey

•To be released on February 5:
Last Poems by Bob Arellano. Musical settings for the posthumous poetry of D.H. Lawrence with singing contributions by Will Oldham.
Listen to Stoic (feauring Will Oldham) here (31/12/20)

•Released December 21:
I've Been The One by Bonnie Prince Billy & Bill Callahan, written by Lowell George featuring Meg Baird (21/12/20)
Here's
the video by Gretal Zozula

•Released December 15:
Sea Song by Bonnie Prince Billy & Bill Callahan, written by Robert Wyatt featuring Mick Turner (15/12/20)
Take a look at
the video by Dave Bryant

•Released December 12:
Letters Sung To Friends and Little Bird by Bonnie Prince Billy & Bill Callahan, written by Jerry Jeff Walker featuring Nathan Salsburg (15/12/20)

•Released December 11:
I Love You by Bonnie Prince Billy & Bill Callahan, written by Jerry Jeff Walker featuring David Pajo (11/12/20)

•Listen and look to
Thee Conductor w/ Bonnie 'Prince' Billy playing Tsk, tsk. From the forthcoming album Spirit of a Ghost tbr January 22 on
Sixgunlover Records and Spaceflight Records (thans ray)(11/12/20)

•Take a look at the new video for
Make Worry For Me and read here about it (thanks ray)(11/12/20)

•Released December 3:
Our Anniversary by Bonnie Prince Billy & Bill Callahan (earlier released on Supper by Smog) featuring Dead Rider (08/12/20)
Video by Andrew Droz Palermo

Make Worry For Me by Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy now available for everyone, look here and buy here (thanks Leo F.)(22/11/20)

•Released November 15:
Deacon Blues by Bonnie Prince Billy & Bill Callahan, written by Steely Dan featuring Bill McKay (thanks ray)(17/11/20)
Video by Michael Tully

•On friday November 6, some Domino customers received a flexi disc with a new
Superwolf song Make Worry For Me. A message says: "watch out for superwolves" (thanks Matthew)(08/11/20)

•Released October 29:
Wish You Were Gay by Bonnie Prince Billy & Bill Callahan, written by Billie Eilish featuring Sean O'Hagan (30/10/20)

•Released October 21:
Red Tailed Hawk by Bonnie Prince Billy & Bill Callahan, featuring Matt Kinsey (22/10/20)
Video by James M. Johnston

•Released earlier this year: the soundtrack album for Netflix’s ‘
The Midnight Gospel’, featuring Will Oldham singing on Mirror Man (22/10/20)

•Released October 16:
I've Made Up My Mind by Bonnie Prince Billy & Bill Callahan, featuring Alasdair Roberts (16/10/20)

•To be released October 15:
For You, a song by Carly Johnson Feat. Bonnie "Prince" Billy. On SonaBLAST! Records (thanks John)(12/10/20)

•Released October 9:
Od'd In Denver (a song by Hank Williams Jr.) by Bonnie Prince Billy & Bill Callahan, featuring Matt Sweeney. Check the video (12/10/20)

•Also released on October 2:
Row by Dawn Landes. Among other singers, Will Oldham sings on it, at least on Second Time Around (thanks Jeff)(12/10/20)

•Released on October 2:
Kin Campaigns. A compilation of covers, each supporting a progressive candidate running for US Congress in November.
Curated by
C.J. Boyd and featuring a tapestry of artists, among them Bonnie Prince Billy playing a cover of Cat Power and Will Oldham singing along on a cover from Jawbox (03/10/20)

Bill Callahan and Bonnie Prince Billy released a Cat Stevens cover of Blackness Of The Night featuring Azita (thanks John)(02/10/20)

•A new
Will Oldham song will appear on the soundtrack album of Once Upon A River. Always Bound can be heard here. To be released October 23 (18/09/20)

Three Queens In Mourning & Bonnie Prince Billy - Hello Sorrow Hello Joy is available now (02/07/20)

•Just released:
Universal Prayer by Golden Spine. Bonnie Prince Billy (amongst others) sings along on two songs on the album (thanks Charles)(28/05/20)

•Coming up in July: an album by
Three Queens In Mourning & Bonnie Prince Billy - Hello Sorrow Hello Joy (thanks frankie)(22/05/20)
Three Queens in Mourning is
Alasdair Roberts, Jill O'Sullivan and Alex Neilson.
Three Queens in Mourning will play Bonnie Prince Billy songs. Bonnie Prince Billy will deliver an original song and a cover from all three of the Queens.
It will be out on
Textile Records, listen here to a few songs (25/05/20)

Lift Up Louisville is a community sourced song written and performed by 20+ musicians with ties to Louisville, Kentucky.
Among them is
Will Oldham singing along. All proceeds go to One Louisville: Covid-19 Response Fund (28/04/20)

Joan Shelley released Live at the Bomhard, a theater in Louisville. The band is great and Bonnie Prince Billy is singing along on a bunch of songs (14/04/20)

•New
Superwolf single is out: You'll Get Eaten, Too - all proceeds to support Superiority Burger and Drag City staff relief funds (27/03/20)


other news


•Listen to
episode #11 of a series on the music of Will Oldham on Concertzender (08/05/21)

The Guide to Films About Music, by Musicians: Will Oldham and Matt Sweeney take you on a cinematic journey (07/05/21)

Check out
the playlist Will Oldham and Matt Sweeney made for the Italian Rolling Stone (07/05/21)

•Listen to a live version of
Make Worry For Me, recorded for the BBC (02/05/21)

•Listen to
Just The Two Of Us: Der exklusive Zündfunk Gästemix von Bonnie Prince Billy & Matt Sweeney (28/04/21)

•Already released October last year on
Dust-to-Digital: a box set containing the flip side of 78-rpm records that Harry Smith included on The Anthology Of American Folk Music.
It has liner note contributions by more than 80 artists, writers, and musicians that have been inspired by Harry Smith’s work including
Will Oldham (on one song) and many others (28/04/21)

•Read
Return Of The Superwolves by Chris Deville on Stereogum (23/04/21)

•Matt Sweeney & Will Oldham
on Magic Sam – 1957-1966 West Side Guitar (23/04/21)

•Read about
Superwolves on FolkRadio (23/04/21)

•Check out
Emmett Kelly's debut album The Feast of Brass Snakes. Out on HaHa (thanks John)(14/04/21)

•Check out What's On Bonnie "Prince" Billy's shelf
here. Via Drag City's Instagram you can also see What's on Matt Sweeney's shelf (09/04/21)

•Listen to
episode #10 of a series on the music of Will Oldham on Concertzender (09/04/21)

•New
limited formats of Superwolves are available to buy from Domino Mart: Make Coffee For Me: bean coffee from Brazil selected by Matt Sweeney and
Make Worry For Tea – a 75g Rose/Basil infusion specially created by Bonnie “Prince” Billy made by The Old Tea House, Covent Garden (31/03/21)

•Read
Howl Like a Superwolf by Chris Heath in GQ Magazine (25/03/21)

Will Large has written "Affects, indexes and signs Will Oldham and the authenticity of the voice in popular music" Read here (30/03/21)

•Listen to the Dutch
Concertzender, to part 9 of a serie on the music of Will Oldham (07/03/21)

•Check this new
Alan Licht album: Three Chords and a Sword: Solo Cover Versions 1988-2020, it contains a great version of Stabe Will (05/03/21)

Here's footage of a recently found 1998 gig in Annadale, NY at the Bard College by Will Oldham and the Anomoanon (thanks Tonnie)(05/03/21)

•Listen to
Week-End Mixtape #20: Bonnie Prince Billy and Matt Sweeney (28/02/21)

•Check out
Brothers of the Fang: From Pups to Superwolves (19/02/21)

Read here what Bob Arellano has to say about his just released album Last Poems and what roll Will Oldham had in it (07/02/21)

•Listen to the Dutch
Concertzender, to part 8 of a serie on the music of Will Oldham (31/01/21)

Listen to Ep. #591: Matt Sweeney talking about Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Superwolf, Chavez, Gone Glimmering and more (09/01/21)

•Look at
Our Library about the Louisville Library featuring Will Oldham as The Librarian and singing a Phil Ochs song (thanks Sascha)(16/10/20)

•Saturday Keynote Panel: Beautiful Processes for Ugly Times. Dealing with our Musical Lives in 2020.
Will Oldham, Jessica Linker, RMLLW2LLZ, & Jon Langford of the Mekons. Saturday, October 10th at 5 PM. Register here (04/10/20)

•The Dutch
Concertzender is making a series of programs on the music of Will Oldham. There are already 5 parts now. Start here to listen (04/10/20)

•Listen to the podcast
One Nation Under Whisky, Season 4, Ep 16 of 23 September: Whisky and Music with Will Oldham (thanks ray)(26/09/20)

•On October 13
Mike Ayers's book One Last Song: Conversations on Life, Death, and Music will be released. Mike Ayers talks to musicians about what piece of music they
want to accompany them on their journey to the afterlife.
Will Oldham is one of the musicians who is interviewed (thanks ray)(05/09/20)

•Listen to a new
Bonnie Prince Billy demosong on The Deep End with Joey Mudd (show #334, around minute 20) (12/08/20)

•Here's a tribute to
Viva Last Blues from France: A Decouvrir Absolument Hors Serie #15 - Tribute To Palace (thanks gdp)(12/08/20)

•Listen to a review of
New Partner on the episode "The Hall of Presidents & New Partner" of The Anthropocene Reviewed, from March 28 2019 (thanks Jeff)(02/08/20)

Here's an interview in Portugese with Will Oldham. Will mentions a duet album with Bill Callahan that they're working on (12/07/20)

•Dum Drugs plays a cover of
No More Workhorse Blues (thank Ryan)(12/07/20)

•Check this
Bonnie Trailer by Deeper Into Movies. Which can be seen on July 10, 11, 12 through ParadiseTV (02/07/20)

•Listen to
Wijzang from the new album, De Liefde Is De Eerste Wet, from Broeder Dieleman. It's a Dutch translation of 2/15 from Get On Jolly by Bonny Billy & the Marquis de Tren (30/05/20)

•Read an
interview with Matt Sweeney. Amongst other items he speaks of the collaboration with Will Oldham (thanks ray)(28/05/20)

Will Oldham can be heard as Bubble Man singing Mirror Man in episode 6 (Vulture With Honor) of Duncan Trussell’s animated Netflix show The Midnight Gospel (thanks ray)(28/04/20)

•Already made in November 2019..; listen to the
Apology podcast by Jesse Pearson with Will Oldham (thanks ray)(20/04/20)

Louisville Academy of Music presents Songwriting with Will Oldham/Bonnie Prince Billy (thanks ray)(14/04/20)

•Listen on
WFMU-FM to part 2 of an interview with Will Oldham that took place on April 7 (thanks ray)(14/04/20)

•Listen on
WFMU-FM to part 1 of an interview with Will Oldham that took place on March 31. Part 2 will take place on April 7 (thanks ray)(07/04/20)

Bonnie Prince Billy is one of the artists who will play an on-line show for Band Together,
A benefit organisation raising funds for free food delivery to those in need in the Santa Fe area (thanks ray)(07/04/20)

•You can listen to
Bonnie Prince Billy who covers some songs to help us through this Corona crisis (I guess), start here (27/03/20)

•Max Porter
talks to Max Liu about collaborating with Bonnie Prince Billy (27/03/20)


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