08 October 2014

Drunk with this joy of singing

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy (a.k.a. Will Oldham) performs his songs '2-15' and 'New Partner' at a Coney Island baseball park in 2003, accompanied by Cynthia Hopkins. The former is from a 2000 EP Get on Jolly, credited to Bonnie Billy and the Marquis de Tren, while the latter is from Oldham's 1995 album Viva Last Blues, which was released under the name Palace Music and was recorded by Nirvana's producer Steve Albini. (It's a bit hard to keep track of nomenclature with this chap). Don't be put off by the hipster tracksuit - this is a top performance. What a great voice. And he's appeared in a range of films as an actor too, including the excellent Junebug and Wendy & Lucy.

See also:
Music: Josh Rouse - Love Vibration, 26 September 2014
Music: David Holmes - Haywire, 18 July 2014
Music: Estere - Patchwork, 14 July 2014
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