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Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

Bonnie "Prince" Billy artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy performs live on Mountain Stage.

April 11, 2013 Listen to a performance by indie-folk singer-songwriter Will Oldham, who has become a cult star.

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Studio Sessions

Bonnie Prince Billy and Dawn McCarthy.

May 14, 2013 The singers perform classic Everly Brothers tunes from their new album, What the Brothers Sang.

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Will Oldham performs on KEXP.

July 12, 2012 Watch a half-hour studio session with Will Oldham, including his classic song "I See a Darkness."

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May 11, 2009 A folk godfather, Oldham (as Bonnie "Prince" Billy) has a new album that's frighteningly beautiful.

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March 12, 2009 The prolific Will Oldham impressed WNYC's staff with his music — and his knowledge of Westerns.

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Discover Songs

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March 23, 2009 The singer shares some of his favorite music with All Songs Considered.

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June 30, 2008 Bonnie Prince Billy, Eef Barzelay, Baltimore band Ponytail, English folk group The Watersons, more.

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December 6, 2006 Pink Nasty's quirky alt-country songs nicely complement her pretty but powerful voice.

August 31, 2006 Friendly fire from Sean Lennon; Fragile new folk by Bonnie Prince Billy; The return of folk icon...

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Reviews

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December 6, 2006 Pink Nasty's quirky alt-country songs nicely complement her pretty but powerful voice.

September 25, 2006 The man known as Bonnie Prince Billy has a new film out, along with his new CD.

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More Stories

Bonnie "Prince" Billy performing onstage at Lincoln Center's Allen Room February 7.

February 13, 2013 The eccentric and fairly revered folk-rock singer-songwriter is dipping his toes in the mainstream.

Portishead's Beth Gibbons helped curate the upcoming All Tomorrow's Parties music festival, subtitled "I'll Be Your Mirror."

September 26, 2011 To get everyone in the mood for ATP, here's a mix of songs from every artist scheduled to perform.

Folk singer and songwriter Bonnie "Prince" Billy.

July 8, 2011 Hear a song inspired by mysterious rumblings in an Arkansas town.

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NPR Artist Directory

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Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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