Bonnie “Prince” Billy

Listening to this session the first Sunday in December, one day after Will sent it, a deep sense of peace washed over me. In this beautiful set, Bonnie plays one of the first songs he ever learned, and two traditional folk songs, the second of which he sings acapella. Enjoy.

1. Leave Me Alone With These Blues (Hank Williams)
2. Will You Miss Me (Traditional)
3. It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie (Traditional)


Will Oldham is a musician and actor living in Louisville, Kentucky. Since 1993, he has released over twenty albums as Palace Brothers, Palace Music, Palace Songs, and the pseudonym under which he has recorded for the past fifteen years, Bonnie “Prince” Billy. As an actor, Oldham has appeared in the films Eden, Pioneer, New Jerusalem, Junebug, Wendy and Lucy, and Old Joy, among others.