I am very excited to get to see Will Oldham (or Bonnie “Prince” Billy) again when he rolls through town. I had seen him many years ago at a free in-store that a friend set up. There were a handful of people there to watch and his performance was twitchy and soulful and strange. I am so looking forward to hearing him live again.
Though his lyrics can oftentimes be downright dirty old man, there are a few artists whose work moves you because they are so passionately themselves. They seem to sing and play because that is what they were born to do. For me, Will Oldham is one of those artists.