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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Cairo Gang release benefit single

Monday, January 24, 2011Island Brothers / New Wonder is the new single from Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and the Cairo Gang.

The plan is for "as much of the profits as possible" from the sales of this single to be given to a Louisville-based organization Edge Outreach, according to a Drag City Records publicist. Edge Outreach is a Christian-based group, which put their energy towards providing grassroots water-purification systems that can be maintained by local populations. Money raised will go towards efforts in Haiti.

For this single, the songs were performed by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and The Cairo Gang with Ben Boye, Van Campbell, Danny Kiely and Angel Olsen, who toured the U.S. in the latter half of 2010 with Bonny & Cairo. Special guest Rob Mazurek solos on Island Brothers, which features stacked harmonies from Bonny, Cairo and Angel.

CD reviews for Bonnie "Prince" Billy

Beware CD review - Beware
A Bonnie Prince Billy album title like "Beware" would have been especially appropriate back when Johnny Cash covered the artist's I See A Darkness on his "American III: Solitary Man" album. That's because Will Oldham, as he is more commonly known, is not always easy on the ears when performing his own songs. But Beware may contain the smoothest singing Oldham has ever put to CD. Songs on this disc bring to mind Bob Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks," albeit »»»
Sings Greatest Palace Music
Here's hoping that old saw about music substituting for therapy is spot on. If it's not, Will Oldham is looking at some steep psych bills to reassemble his creative personalities. After years of making music that nibbles at the fringes of country music in all its varied sonic glories under an equally arrayed group of banners (Palace Brothers, Palace Music, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, his own name), Oldham has taken the next logical step by using his Bonnie "Prince" Billy persona to "cover" the Palace »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Lowe stands the test of time – The enduringly cool and dapper Nick Lowe spelled it out for the fans three songs in. One of music's finest popsters (among a number of other more roots-oriented other genres), Lowe said he and his backing band, Los Straitjackets, would dish out "golden oldies you might want to hear, some deep cut grooves, some covers and a few new ones.... »»»
Concert Review: Rich, Anderson, Denning pull it – Three diverse artists performing under the country rubric, who are trying to gain a foothold in the field, joined forces for a good old-fashioned guitar pull. And that may have been the best way for Tyler Rich, Abby Anderson and Travis Denning to showcase their wares. Rich has enjoyed the most commercial success of the three with his single "The... »»»
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