Band Settings


Here a list of different band settings Will played with live and in the studio.
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here what else those people did.
Latest revision: 02/12/17


1992

Todd Brashear
Colin Gagon
Ned Oldham
David Pajo
Rich Schuler

13/07/92 Cambridge, WA, WMBR

Grant Barger
Liam Hayes
Paul Oldham
??

"There is no-one what will take care of you" 1993

Grant Barger (bass, organ, acoustic guitar, background singing)
Todd Brashear (harmonies, drums, electric guitar, bass, lap steel guitar, shakers)
Paul Greenlaw (banjo, additional singing)
Brian MacMahan (electric guitar, drums, bass)
Britt Walford (drums, electric guitar, bass)

Late 1993 Europe

Rian Murphy
Ned Oldham
Paul Oldham
David Pajo
Henrique Prince (violin)

"Hope" 1994

Liam Hayes (piano, organ & electric guitar)
Rian Murphy (drums, harmonies)
Sean O'Hagan (piano, harmonies)
Rob Allum (drums)
Briana Corrigan (harmonies)

July & August 1994 USA

Jack Carneal (drums)
Ned Oldham (guitar)
Aram Stith (guitar)
Jason Stith (bass)

August & September 1994

Jack Carneal (drums)
Aram Stith (solo guitar)
Jason Stith (bass)

November 1994

Pooh Johnston
Charlie Snell
Jason Stith

"Viva Last Blues" 1995

Liam Hayes (piano & organ)
Jason Loewenstein (drums & additional singing)
Ned Oldham (bass, slide guitar & additional singing)
Bryan Rich (lead guitar)

April 1995

Colin Gagon (keyboards)
Dave Pajo (congas)
Howard Greynolds (guitar) (he doesn't play on the KCRW session)

June & July 1995

Bob Arellano (guitar)
Colin Gagon (keyboards)
Rich Schuler (drums)

Oktober & November 1995

Gene Booth
Andrew Hunter
Troye Powers

"Arise Therefore" 1996

David Grubbs (piano & organ)
Ned Oldham (bass, effected guitar & additional singing)
Maya Tone (drums & percussion on this drummachine)

November 1996

Colin Gagon (keyboards/accordian)
Howard Greynolds
Rick Rizzo (guitar)

"Joya" 1997

Bob Arellano
Colin Gagon
David Pajo (drums)

Early 1997 New Zealand

Colin Gagon (Rhodes, fuzzbox, vox)
Brian Crook (drums)
MaryRose Crook (guitar, backing vocals)
Greg Cairns (guitar)
Denise Roughan (bass)

Februari 1997 Australia

Colin Gagon (keyboards)

May & June 1997

Jack Carneal
Willy Maclean
Ned Oldham
Aram Stith
Jason Stith

Autumn 1997, Spanish tour

The backing band was the Spanish band Migala.

January 1998, Australian tour

Liam Hayes
Mick Turner (guitar)
Jim White (drums)

Spring 1998, Italian tour

Bryan Rich (guitar)

13/06/98 VPRO, Radio 5, "De Avonden"
14/06/98 VPRO, Radio 5, "Studio Amstel Festival"

David Grubbs (piano)
Paul Oldham (guitar)
Tim Ruth (bass)
Peter Townsend (drums)

18 & 19/06/98 Birmingham

John Cocktoastin (bass)
Ned Oldham (guitar)
Randall Shurbert (drums)

"I See A Darkness" 1998

Bob Arellano
Colin Gagon
Paul Oldham
Peter Townsend

December 1998

Jack Carneal (drums)
Willy MacLean (bass)
Ned Oldham (guitar)
Aram Stith (guitar)
Jason Stith (keyboards)
David Michael Curry (viola on 7th till 11th of December)

January/February 1999, European tour. 
The band is called Easy Times.

Mike Fellows (bass)
James Lo (drums)
Matt Sweeney (guitar)

05/05/99 Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan.

David Michael Curry (viola & back up vocals on "a minor place")
Joe Propatier (drums)

June/July 1999, West Coast USA tour.

Bob Arellano (guitar)
Mike Fellows (bass)
Colin Gagon (keyboards)
Joe Propatier (drums)

01/09/99 London, Embassy Rooms

Bob Arellano (guitar)
Matt Sweeney (bass on a guitar)
Jim White (drums)

13/01/00 Chicago, The Lounge Ax

Mark Greenberg
Ryan Hembry
Bill Lowman
Rian Murphy

22/01/00 Baltimore, MD, Rootscafe

Jack Carneal (drums)
Willy MacLean (bass)
Ned Oldham (guitar)
Aram Stith (guitar)
Jason Stith (keyboards)

10 - 15/02/00

Mike Fellows (bass)
David Pajo (drums)
Matt Sweeney (guitar)

April 2000 & 03/06/00

Mike Fellows (bass)
Matt Sweeney (guitar)
Spencer Sweeney (drums)

October 2000

Jack Carneal
Colin Gagon
Willy Maclean
Ned Oldham
Aram Stith

November 2000

Jack Carneal
Colin Gagon
Ned Oldham
Aram Stith
Matt Sweeney

December 2000 (Get On Jolly tour) with Paul and Jim as the Monkey Boys.

Paul Oldham (bass)
Mick Turner (guitar)
Jim White (drums)

01/02/01 Baltimore, MD, Ottobar

Jack Carneal (drums)
David Human (guitar)
Ned Oldham (bass)

02/03/01  Baltimore, MD, H. Lewis Gallery

Babyleg Duran (drums)
David Human (bass)

"Ease Down The Road" 2001

Todd Brashear (voice, lapsteel)
Matt Everett (violin)
Mike Fellows (bass)
Paul Greenlaw (voice, banjo)
Catherine Irwin (voice)
Harmony Korine (voice
Ned Oldham (voice, guitar, bass)
David Pajo (voice, guitar, bass, nord lead, piano, percussion)
Bryan Rich (guitar)
Matt Sweeney (voice, guitar, banjo)
Jon Theodore (drums, percussion)

March/April 2001, European tour

Dave Human (bass)
Dave Pajo (keyboard, guitar)
Matt Sweeney (guitar)
BenJammin Van Dyke (drums)

26/05/01 Chicago, IL, Double Door

Ned Oldham (bass)
Mick Turner (guitar)
Jim White (drums)

June/July 2001 USA

Bob Arellano
Colin Gagon (accordion)
Dave Human (baritone guitar)
Dave Pajo (keyboard, guitar)
Matt Sweeney (guitar)
BenJammin Van Dyke (drums)

August/September 2001, USA

Josh Abrams
Lindsay Anderson
Bill Loman
Rian Murphy (drums)
Daniel Smith

27/09/01 Brussels, Le Botanique, Musee

Loïc Bodson (guitar)
Rodolphe Coster (bass, keyboard) 
Thomas Vancottom (drums)

28/09/01 Brussels, Le Botanique, Musee

Boris Gronemberger (guitar, keyboard)
Thomas Vancottom (drums)
François Verrue (double bass)

October 2001, Ireland

David M. Curry (viola)
Matt Sweeney (guitar)
Mike Walker

November 2001, England/Scotland

Sean O' Hagan
Jim White (drums)

December 2001, Australia

Colin Gagon
Paul Oldham (bass)
Mick Turner (guitar)
Jim White (drums)

March 2002, USA

Sarah DeVincentis
Colin Gagon
Rob Kiewswetter
Paul Oldham
Aram Stith
Pete Townsend

28/04/02 East Sussex, Camber Sands Holiday Park, All Tomorrow's Parties, Stage 1

David Human (guitar, keyboard)
Thomas Vancottom (drums)
François Verrue (double bass)

04/10/02 Louisville & 24/11/02 London

David Bird
Chris Freeland
Colin Gagon
Ned Oldham
Paul Oldham

07/12/02 Baltimore, MD, H. Lewis Gallery

Chris Freeland (drums)
Dave Heumann (guitar)
Ned Oldham (bass)

"Master And Everyone" 2003

Tony Crow (blowing and fingering of keys)
John Kelton (whistle fixer)
Paul Oldham
Marty Slayton (woman singing)
Matt Swanson (tambo)
Gary Lee Tussing (cello)
William Tyler (guitar)

January/February 2003

Bob Arellano (guitar)
Chris Freeland (drums)
Dave Heumann (bass)
Cynthia Hopkins (vocals, accordion)
Daniel Smith (guitar)

April/May 2003

Dave Bird (guitar)
Chris Freeland (drums)
Colin Gagon (accordion)
Cynthia Hopkins (vocals)
Paul Oldham (bass)

"Greatest Palace Music" 2004

Eddie Bayers (drums)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle and mandolin)
Mark Fain (bass)
Mike Johnson (pedal steel)
Hargus Robbins (piano)
Bruce Watkins (acoustic guitar)

With a lot of additional musicians on each song.

March 2004, Japan

Paul Oldham (bass)
Matt Sweeney (guitar)
Spencer Sweeney (drums)

April 2004, USA

Sara Beck a.k.a. Pink Nasty (guitar, vocals)
Ryder McNair (keys)
Matt Sweeney (guitar, vocals)
Pete Townsend (drums)

May/June 2004, "Pebbles & Ripples Tour" 

Sara Beck a.k.a. Pink Nasty (guitar, vocals)
Dave Bird (guitar)
Ryder McNair (keys)
Paul Oldham (bass, vocals)
Matt Sweeney (guitar, vocals)
Pete Townsend (drums)
Kris Poulin (Pro Tools recording)

September 2004, New Zealand & Australia

Cynthia Hopkins (accordian, vocals)
Paul Oldham (bass, vocals)
Matt Sweeney (guitar, vocals)
Spencer Sweeney (drums)

"Superwolf" 2005

Matt Sweeney (guitars, singing, bass, synth)
Peter Townsend (drumset)
Sue Schofield (guest vocalization)

April 2005, Superwolf in the USA

Mike Fellows (nord lead)
Matt Sweeney (guitar, vocals)
Pete Townsend (drums)
Paul Oldham (bass)

June/July 2005, Superwolf in Europe

Alexander Neilson (drums)
Matt Sweeney (voice & guitar) 
Azita Youssefi (keyboard & voice)

August 2005, Superwolf in Europe

Ben Chasny (guitar & voice)
Alexander Neilson (drums)
Matt Sweeney (voice & guitar) 
Paul Oldham (bass & voice)

"Summer In The Southeast" 2005

David Bird (left guitar and backing singing)
Ryder McNair (piano and organ)
Pink Nasty (singing and guitar)
Paul Oldham (bass and backing singing)
Matt Sweeney (right guitar and backing singing)
Peter Townsend (drums)
Aram Stith (special guest, playing bass on 'sucker' and 'mad mary')

January/February 2006, New Zealand and Australia

Greg Cairns
Aram Stith
Kam Thompson
Mick Turner

April 2006

Harem Scarem and Alex Nielson (drums)
Nuala Kennedy
Sarah McFadyen
Ross Martin
Eilidh Shaw
Inge Thomson

May 2006

Mike Fellows (nord lead)
Paul Oldham (bass)
Matt Sweeney (guitar)
Peter Townsend (drums)

"The Letting Go" 2006

Emmett Kelly (guitar)
Dawn McCarthy (singing)
Paul Oldham (bass)
Valgeir Sigurdsson (recording & mixing)
Jim White (drums)

Una Sveinbjarnardottir (violin)
Greta Gudnadottir (violin)
Thorunn Osk Marinosdottir (viola)
Hrafnkell Orri Egilsson (cello)
Eirikur Orri Olafsson (flugelhorn)

October/November 2006

Emmett Kelly (guitar)
Alex Neilson (drums)
Aram Stith (bass)
Azita Youssefi (keyboard & voice)
Dawn McCarthy (voice at some dates late October)
Paul Oldham (additional singing)

January/February 2007

Emmett Kelly (guitar)
Alex Neilson (drums)
Aram Stith (bass)
Azita Youssefi (keyboard & voice)
Dawn McCarthy (voice in January in England)

April 2007

Alex Neilson (drums)
Matt Sweeney (guitar)
Andrew WK (piano on some songs)
Dawn McCarthy (voice)

June 2007

Bob Arellano (guitar)
Colin Gagon (keys)
Paul Oldham (bass)
Peter Townsend (drums)
Matt Sweeney (guitar)
April Flynn (violin)
David Pajo (guitar at Headliners for some songs)

"Ask Forgiveness" 2007

Meg Baird (acoustics, vocals)
Greg Weeks (electric guitars, vocals)
Margie Wienk (cello)

"Wilding In The West" 2008

Emmett Kelly (guitar, voice)
Alex Neilson (drums and percussion)
Aram Stith (bass guitar, voice)
Azita (keys, voice)
Dawn McCarthy (special guest, singing)
Paul Oldham (special guest, joining voice, recording)

"Lie Down In The Light" 2008

Shahzad Ismaily (percussion, banjo, piano, electric guitar, row of wrenches, laptoporgan)
Emmett Kelly (guitar, harmony voice, recorder, shrooti box)
Paul Oldham (bass)
Ashley Webber (voice)

and
Roy Agee (trombone)
Tony Crow (piano and organ)
Glen Duncan (fiddle)
Pete Finney (pedal steel)
Ben Martin (percussion)
Dennis Solee (clarinet)
Rod Fletcher, John Ryles, Marty Slayton (voices)

June/July 2008

Joshua Abrams (contrabass)
Jennifer Hutt (vocal, violin)
Emmett Kelly (guitar, singing)
Michael Zerang (percussion)

"Is It The Sea?" 2008

Nuala Kennedy (flute, keys, whistle, singing)
Ross Martin (guitar)
Sarah McFadyen (fiddle, banjo, singing)
Alex Neilson (drums and some voice)
Eilidh Shaw (fiddle, singing)
Inge Thompson (box, melodica, singing)

December 2008 / "Chijimi" 2009

Emmett Kelly (git fiddle & singing)
Cheyenne Mize (fiddle & singing)

"Beware" 2009

Joshua Abrams (bassguimbri and voice)
Jennifer Hutt (violin and voice)
Emmett Kelly (guitars keys and voice)
Michael Zerang (percussion marimba drums and voice)

and
Rob Mazurek (cornet)
Dee Alexander (voice)
Jim Becker (banjo)
Azita Youssefi (piano and synth)
Robert Cruz (accordion)
DV Devincentis (sax)
Greg Leiscz (mandolin and pedal steel)
Leroy Bach (organ)
Nicole Mitchell (flute)
Jon Langford (voice)

March - June 2009

Joshua Abrams (contrabass, singing)
Emmett Kelly (guitar, singing)
Cheyenne Mize (violin, singing)
Jim White (drums)
Jon Kempf (mandolin, from 30/03 - 04/04)

"Funtown Comedown" 2009

The Picket Line:
Oscar Lee Riley Parsons (henderson & singing)
Bob Dixon (electric guitar)
Jonathan Kempf (mandolin)
Cheyenne Mize (fiddle & singing)
Danny Kiely (double bass)
Bradley Reinstedler, the Mayor of Funtown (banjo)

everybody sang something sometime

"The Wonder Show Of The World" 2010

Emmett Kelly (vocals, guitar, first mate)
Shahzad Ismaily (mostly bass, some percussion and a wee bit of singing)
Phil Elverum (joins the choir on Go Folks and Kids)

November - December 2010

The Babblers:
Emmett Kelly (vocals, guitar)
Angela Olsen (vocals) 
Ben Boye (keyboards, accordian) 
Danny Kiely (bass) 
Van Campbell (drums) 

"Wolfroy Goes To Town" 2011

Ben Boye (electric piano, synthesizer, pump organ, extra singing)
Van Campbell (drums and percussion)
Shahzad Ismaily (percussion, guitar, extra singing)
Emmett Kelly (guitars, harmony singing)
Danny Kiely (basses)
Angel Olsen (singing)

September - November 2011

Ben Boye (electric piano, synthesizer, pump organ, extra singing)
Van Campbell (drums and percussion)
Emmett Kelly (guitars, harmony singing)
Danny Kiely (basses)
Angel Olsen (singing)

January - Februari 2012 Europe

Ben Boye (piano, pump organ, autoharp, singing)
Emmett Kelly (guitars, singing)
Angel Olsen (singing)

Februari - March 2012 Australia

Van Campbell (drums)
Emmett Kelly (guitars, singing)
Angel Olsen (singing)

"Bonnie & Mariee" 2012

Dave Brennen (additional guitars)
Derek James (drums)
Emmett Kelly (additional guitars)
Paz (bass)
Farmer Dave Scher (slide and additional keys)
Nate Walcott (keys)
Jonathan Wilson (guitar and percussion)

"Now Here's My Plan" 2012

Ben Boye (keys)
Van Campbell (drums)
Emmett Kelly (guitars, harmony singing)
Danny Kiely (bass)
Angel Olsen (singing)

"What The Brothers Sang" 2013 by Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie “Prince” Billy

Emmett Kelly (guitars & backing singing)
Kenny Malone (drums)
Dave Roe (bass)
Angel Olsen (singing)

with
John Barron (euphonium & trombone)
John Catchings (cello)
Billy Contreras (fiddle)
Dan Dugmore (steel guitar & electric guitar)
Ferg (backing singing & rhythm acoustic)
Nils Frykdahl (flute)
Ian McAllister (euphonium & trombone)
Pat McLaughlin (backing singing)
Joey Miskulin (accordion)
John Mock (mandolin & harmonium)
Matt Sweeney (electric guitar & acoustic guitar)
Noah Taggart (sousaphone & c tuba)
Peter Townsend (percussion)
Dr. Chris Vivio (c tuba)
Bobby Wood (organ & piano)

"Solemns" 2013 by the Marquis de Tren and Bonny Billy 

Van Campbell (bass rhodes)
Emmett Kelly (guitars, voice)
Angel Olsen (voice)
Jim White (drums)

May/June 2013 Scandinavia

Emmett Kelly (guitar, singing)
Dawn McCarthy (percussion, singing)
Ben Vida (synthesizer, singing)

"Singer's Grave - A Sea Of Tongues" 2014

Emmett Kelly (guitars)
Ben Martin (drums)
Paul Oldham (bass)

Richard Bailey (banjo)
Billy Contreras (fiddle)
Tony Crow (organ & piano)
Jedd Hughes (guitars)
Alfreda McCrary-Lee + Regina McCrary + Ann McCrary (singing together)
Paul Niehaus (steel guitar)
Caroline Peyton (voice)
Chris Scruggs (mandolin, ukelele & guitar)

November 2014 Europe

Van Campbell (drums)
David Ferguson (double bass)
Emmett Kelly (guitar, singing)
Matt Sweeney (guitar, singing)

6 December 2014

Teddy Abrams (keyboards)
Danny Kiely (bass)
Cheyenne Mize (violin/fiddle)
Craig Wagner (guitar)

"Chivalrous Amoekons - Fanatic Voyage" 2016

Ben Boye as Justin von Beefheart
Van Campbell as Boots Pants
Emmett Kelly as El Topo Rico
Danny Kiely as Blank Chain
Will Oldham as High & Blue
Angel Olsen as Na Na Narnia

"Best Troubador" 2017

The Bonafide United Musicians:
Van Campbell (drumming)
Nuala Kennedy (singing and fluting)
Danny Kiely (bassing)
Drew Miller (saxing)
Cheyenne Mize (fiddling)
Chris Rodahaffer (guitaring and banjoing)

Mary Feiock (sings duet lead on Nobody's Darling)
Emmett Kelly (singing and play electric guitar on Haggard Like Never Before)
A.J. Roach (acoustic guitar and lead singing on The Day The Rains Came Down)
Matt Sweeney (finger picking guitar and singing along on Leonard)


"Wolf Of The Cosmos" 2017

Emmett Kelly (bass guitar, voice, acoustic guitar)
Cheyenne Mize (violin, voice, slide ukelele)
Chris Rodahaffer (banjo, voice, acoustic guitar)
Elsa Madeline Oldham (juice harp)

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