Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
Presents ‘Bonny Billy Best Troubador Radio Show’ – a celebration of Merle Haggard
Playing solo London live show next week – now sold out – Union Chapel Thursday 27 May
Best Troubador album out now
Credit: Jessica Fey
“Bonnie allows the pure heart of Haggard’s songs to stand, but dresses them in his own beautifully disarrayed manner to stunning effect” Q 4*
“Best Troubador is a tremendous way to keep the lines open” Mojo 4*
“Best Troubador is a joyous reclamation of song, gentle and true To Oldham’s personal, a more delicate style” WIRE
“An affectionate, expertly crafted album of songs by his hero” The Sun
“Best Troubadour succeeds in that it gives the songs Merle sang the same emotional load that he did himself” Caught by the River
Some 25 years ago, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy first performed in public by playing a Merle Haggard song. On the recent Best Troubador, he paid homage to his long-time and forever hero, flipping through the Merle Haggard songbook, landing on pages unmoored from their time and located anew.
As part of this celebration of Merle’s music and legacy, we are extremely excited to present the ‘Bonny Billy Best Troubador Radio Show’. An hour long excursion into the world of Merle Haggard with your tour guide Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy offering personal insight on Haggard’s influence. The show also includes two exclusive renditions of Merle songs by Bonny that are not featured on the Best Troubador album.
Also at www.BestTroubador.com, you’ll find a jukebox of the original Merle Haggard songs that Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy covers on the album. Best Troubador is available on Double LP and CD. You can purchase the album here or here.
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy plays a sold out solo live show next week in London with support from London Sacred Harp.
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – solo show
Thurs 27th July @ Union Chapel, London
Support: London Sacred Harp
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