this is the 100th recording from London’s Black Cab Sessions.
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (aka Will Oldham) has been making music in various incarnations, from the Palace bands in the early 90s to his new moniker, since 1993. my favourite song of his is “My Home is the Sea” from the album Superwolf, which he recorded with Matt Sweeney (of Chavez and Guided By Voices). albums of note, for me, are Beware and the live recording Is it the Sea?. his last album was Wolfroy Goes to Town from 2011, which has the studio version of “Black Captain”. it is also worth a good listen.
also, check out Black Cab Sessions’ website for more incredible recordings from Laura Marling, Calexico, Alela Diane, First Aid Kit, Band of Horses, My Morning Jacket, the Antlers, Johnny Flynn, Richard Thompson, Cave Singers, Fleet Foxes, Our Broken Garden, Bon Iver, and many many more… some really great stuff there.
- Bonnie “Prince” Billy Announces New Single (obscuresound.com)
- Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy: Wolfroy Goes to Town – review (guardian.co.uk)
- Bonnie Prince Billy Has His Own Coffee Blend (thefader.com)