On Monday, October 25th, Will Oldham, aka Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, was the featured guest on “The Freak Power Ticket.” The interview was conducted by host Ted Coe, and guest host George Yatchisin.

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & The Cairo Gang (aka Emmett Kelly, who has ties to north Santa Barbara County) are performing side by side on Wednesday evening, October 27th, at the Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez, as part of the Tales from the Tavern concert series.

The interview discusses Oldham’s roots and life in Louisville, Kentucky, music collecting, acting, his songs’ frequent apocalyptic themes, breaking into movies with John Sayles’ coal-miners union classic, Matewan, indie music production, and his work with Emmett Kelly of The Cairo Gang.

Special thanks to Drag City Records for permission to podcast Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy tracks included in Monday’s program.