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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy On Mountain Stage

Apr 11, 2013

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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy makes his first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded before a sold-out audience in Charleston, W.Va. A highly regarded singer-songwriter who remains willfully outside the mainstream, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy — one of the many stage names for Will Oldham — has been known to West Virginia audiences since 1987, when he co-starred in John Sayles' film Matewan.

Oldham turned to music in the 1990s, often recording and performing under the name Palace Brothers. In spite of his independent, do-it-yourself disposition, Oldham has continued to sell out shows around the world, and his song "I See a Darkness" was even covered by Johnny Cash on America III: Solitary Man. Here, Oldham is joined by Emmett Kelly on guitar and Cheyenne Marie Mize on fiddle and bass; she previously appeared on Mountain Stage alongside Ben Sollee.

Set List

  • "Oh How I Enjoy The Light"
  • "We Love Our Hole"
  • "Screaming Issue"
  • "You Remind Me Of Something (The Glory Goes)"
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