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- Posted on Feb 15th 2010 9:30PM by Mike Ayers
While this is the first co-billing of Oldham and Kelly, the two have recorded a lot in recent times. Kelly contributed to Oldham's 2006's 'The Letting Go,' as well as 2009's 'Lie Down In The Light.' And any day that a new Oldham record is announced is typically a good one -- he's been increasingly cryptic about giving anyone clues that anything is ever coming. Late last year, a vinyl-only live album ('Funtown Comedown') came out under the name Bonny Billy and the Picket Line. And, in 2008, he released 'Wai Notes,' a collaboration with Faun Fables' Dawn McCarthy, under his intentionally misspelled Bonny Billy moniker.
He's also been increasingly fond of co-recordings -- a covers record with Tortoise appeared in 2006 and a project called Superwolf with guitarist Matt Sweeney appeared in 2005. This May, he'll also appear on an upcoming tribute to Graham Nash called 'Be Yourself: A Tribute to Graham Nash's 'Songs For Beginners,' -- Oldham contributes the tune "Simple Man (Hombre Sencillo)."
As for any joint Bonnie "Prince" Billy and the Cairo Gang tours, we can surely be hopeful: Oldham and Kelly are set to appear on May 29 at the Norsk Litteraturfestival in Lillehammer, Norway. And on May 31 and June 1, they'll be at the Nattjazz Festival in Bergen, Norway. The only U.S. date so far is at Pickathon, a music festival scheduled for August 7 and 8 at a farm near Portland, Oregon.