10:35 AM GMT 25/04/2013
Since 1993, Louisville, Kentucky native Will Oldham has been a singular figure in American folk, his minimalist guitar arrangements and sweet, reedy voice taking inspiration from both Appalachian hymns and the Southern Gothic.
It was his '99 debut as Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, the world-weary I See A Darkness, which took him from weird folk doyen to Americana crossover. But the prolific Oldham and his (often deliberately) confusing wealth of titles doesn't make it easy for the uninitiated (or even critics) - so which other LPs deserve to be sought out? The early Palace Brothers and Palace Music albums? Recent highlights,'08's Lie Down in the Light or '10's Wolfroy Goes to Town? Or his collaborations with Tortoise, Trembling Bells, or The Cairo Gang?
Tell us, please! Your best comments and recommendations will appear in MOJO 226.
Posted by Ross_Bennett at 1:02 PM GMT 26/06/2012