Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and
Sunday, July 28, 2013
“A month and a half ago, I saw Will Oldham standing with his black fingernails over by the bar at the end of the Cowboy Jack Clement tribute show in Nashville. The man, most famously known musically as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, is not a man that you feel comfortable approaching. You leave him alone. The thought of approaching him, to pay a compliment, to just say thank you for the songs, is terrifying. He has made himself into the kind of modern legend that is rare these days. He is prolific and still we are only given so much, never more. He pours it all into his own country folk songs and the reinventions to those that others have written.
The record he has made with Dawn McCarthy (a collection of songs performed by the Everly Brothers, at one time or another) is another sweet and enchanted chapter to the bushy poet’s tattered book and it’s about time he appeared here, at the most legendary of American music festivals, to take his rightful place, on a stage that Phil and Don took in 1969.”
– Sean Moeller
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