Will Oldham on Bonnie "Prince" Billy
A captivating and revelatory glimpse into the life of one of the most critically acclaimed and enigmatic musicians working today.The man who acts under the name Will Oldham and sings and composes under the name Bonnie “Prince” Billy has, over the past quarter-century, made an idiosyncratic journey through, and an indelible mark on, the worlds of indie rock and independent cinema. These conversations with longtime friend and associate Alan Licht probe his highly individualistic approach to music making and the music industry, one that cherishes intimacy, community, mystery, and spontaneity. Exploring Oldham’s travels and artistic influences while discussing his experiences with such disparate figures as Johnny Cash, Bjork, James Earl Jones, and R. Kelly, the book conveys the brilliance that has captivated fans and made Oldham one of our most influential and beloved songsmiths.
Oldham has declared this book his “last interview”—an essential guide to his life and career. Featuring a full discography, it offers the most in-depth look we may ever get of this fascinating cult figure.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
actor ALAN LICHT album amazing asked audience band Beware Black Bonnie Prince Billy called cause CD single CD/LP chord couple Dan Koretzky didn’t Domino Drag City dream drums Emmett exciting experience feel felt film fuck going gonna guitar happen hear heard idea Ijust Johnny Cash Kelly kind knew laughs Leonard Cohen listening live looking Lost Blues Louisville Love Matewan Matt Sweeney Mekons movie musicians never nice night Oldham onstage P-Vine Palace Brothers Palace Music Palace Records performance person play pretty probably realize relationship release remember River Boat Song Royal Trux seems session singer singing solo someone sort sound soundtrack started Steve Steve Albini studio stuff Sweeney talking theater there’s things thought tour trying Viva Last Blues vocal voice watching what’s who’s write a song Yeah you’re