Listen to the new album Best Troubador now
27th April 2017
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's Best Troubador is an intimate portrait of artistic admiration for the late, great Merle Haggard. Best Troubador presents sixteen performances of songs plucked from Merle's extensive and varied catalog, each track reflecting a deeply personal appreciation and execution.
As a long-time fan and follower of Haggard, Bonnie's introspection and approach offer a singular and alluring take on storied songs written by a legendary performer. Recorded at home with friends old and new, including the Bonafide United Musicians: Van Campbell, Nuala Kennedy, Danny Kiley, Drew Miller, Cheyenne Mize and Chris Rodahoffer; Mary Feiock, Emmett Kelly, A.J. Roach and Matt Sweeney.
Listen to Best Troubador in its entirety via NPR ahead of its release on May 5th.
Bonnie and his wife Elsa Oldham also recently recorded this live session of the Merle Haggard song ‘Bad Actor’. Watch it here.
Best Troubador will be available on Double LP (WIGLP405) and CD (WIG405).