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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy On Mountain Stage

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy On Mountain Stage
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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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Josh Ritter On Mountain Stage

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Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys On Mountain Stage

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Watch the upbeat folk band unveil a blissful new song, performed onstage in the Oregon woods.

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Session Americana On Mountain Stage

The Boston area's self-described "folk band in a whiskey bottle" performs live in West Virginia.

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Tim O'Brien And Old Man Luedecke On Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage's most frequent guest returns to West Virginia with a Grammy-winning collaborator.

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The SteelDrivers On Mountain Stage

The beloved bluegrass band, which just won its first Grammy, performs live for Mountain Stage.

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Anna And Elizabeth On Mountain Stage

The folk duo, which finds songs in archives and visits with elders, performs live in West Virginia.

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