Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
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|Tue 14 Feb ’06||
Where: Hopetoun Alpha, 19 Beresford Square, Auckland
Alternative country folk songsmith Bonnie Prince Billy, alias Will Oldham, has undergone several incarnations. After establishing himself under different names (Palace Brothers, Palace Music), he is back with his band on a new opus, Superwolf.
Born in Kentucky, he has taken part in many projects since his 1992 debut. In 1998 he put out Black Dissimulation under the name Bonnie Prince Billy. Then came six albums and three singles, including the beautiful Greatest Palace Music on which he reworked earlier songs.
He enjoys collaborating with other musicians, including his brothers. His latest album is a fine example - he wrote the lyrics and Matt Sweeney composed the music. The latter adds the finishing touch that highlights his powerful, melancholic words. It goes without saying that Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and his accompanying musicians are eagerly awaited for a concert that promises to be authentic and full of emotion.