Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bonnie "Prince" Billy - New Song New Video

First a word about Bonnie Billy's Performance at last Saturday's Jason Noble Benefit: WOW! Bonnie and the Cairo Gang played the Bomhard completely unplugged which made an intimate event even more so. Bonnie walked around the stage, uninhibited by microphones, singing, yelping, jumping, get on his knees, and leaving the audience hanging on every lyric, every note. It was a magical performance to say the least.

Bonnie "Prince" Billy seems to get better and better with each new release. I love the work he's doing with Emmett Kelly and the Cairo Gang, but like the "Prince" has always done, he presses forward with new releases in new directions.

You can download a new track from him and Matt Sweeny here. The song, Love in the Hot Afternoon, is a cover of 1975 country song by O.G. Gene Watson.

Also, last week Billy premiered a new video for a cover of Graham Nash's Simple Man. The unpredictable Billy chose to do a spanish version of the song entitled, Hombre Sencillo. The song will be on a tribute album to Graham Nash, Be Yourself: A Tribute to Graham Nash's Songs for Beginners, released today on Grass Roots Records.

If that weren't enough Billy also has a new session available for download at Daytrotter. If you haven't registered there yet, do so and look through their impressive archives for some great sessions. Happy listening!

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