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Bonnie "Prince" Billy 

When: Tue., July 15, 8 p.m. 2014
Phone: (801) 746-0557
Price: $20-$25
For a guy who’s come out with more than 40 releases since 1996, influential and prolific folk-rock troubadour/actor Will Oldham, aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy, is somewhat of an enigma. He released many of his past albums under various monikers, and all around just walks to the rhythm of his own drum; at the conclusion of an intimate 2009 profile in The New Yorker, he said flat out, “I really hate press.” But despite his best standoffish efforts, he remains a highly fascinating and sought-after figure. He’s been featured in several music videos, including Kanye West’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” alongside Zach Galifianakis. Oldham’s also been covered a lot, most notably by Johnny Cash, who performed his haunting song “I See a Darkness” on American III: Solitary Man. But it’s no wonder: Oldham warm, resonant voice hooks the listener in a few seconds flat, and his songwriting is uniquely insightful and truly special. David Ferguson will start things off. (Kolbie Stonehocker, City Weekly)




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