Bonnie Prince Billy Shows

2006


Here is a list of known live dates with the known setlists that Will Oldham played.
If you know more dates or setlists then let me know so I can add them.

Latest revision: 23/12/07
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2006
New Zealand & Australia. The band is here.
"Molly Bawn" is a traditional song. "Want You Back" is written and sung by Kamila Thompson.

27/01/06  Raglan, AquaVelvet Café
28/01/06  Leigh, Sawmill Café
29/01/06  Leigh, Sawmill Café
02/02/06  Wellington, Indigo Bar
03/02/06  Nelson, Maen Fiddler
06/02/06  Golden Bay, Mussel Inn
09/02/06  Oamaru, Penguin Club
10/02/06  Dunedin, Sammy's
11/02/06  Christchurch, Creation
12/02/06  Wellington, Indigo Bar
14/02/06  Auckland, The Hopetoun Alpha
16/02/06  Melbourne, The Forum
17/02/06  Melbourne, The Forum
18/02/06  Newtown, Sydney, @Newtown
19/02/06  Newtown, Sydney, @Newtown


Month                             February
Day                               11 18 19
Total of songs                    17 21 21

nomadic revery (all around)        1     3
southside of the world             2     7
a king at night                    3  4
the weaker soldier                 4     2
little boy blue II                 5  9 13
beast for thee                     6     4
new partner                        7    16
hard life                          8 21 17
gulf shores                        9  6
you will miss me when i burn      10     1
mrs william                       11  1 12
werner’s last blues to blokbuster 12 11
molly bawn                        13 12
death to everyone                 14 17
after i made love to you          15 18 21
riding                            16 20 11
wolf among wolves                 17    10
only someone running                  2
bed is for sleeping                   3
horses                                5
what are you?                         7  5
god is love                           8
forest time                          10 15
master and everyone                  13
hey mama                             14
a dream of the sea                   15
new partner                          16
ohio river boat song                 19  9
agnes, queen of sorrow                   6
the way                                  8
may it always be                        14
want you back                           18
i see a darkness                        19
66                                      20

Bonnie played with Harem Scarem and Alex Nielson.
Some new songs were played as well as a cover of "Love In The Hot Afternoon" done by Jim Ed Brown, Gene Watson and others.
"Maa Bonny Lad" is the traditional from the Amalgamated Sons Of Rest EP.
"Is It The Sea" is written by Inge Thomson.

10/04/06  Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
11/04/06  Glasgow, ABC
12/04/06  Edinburgh, Queens Hall
13/04/06  Gateshead, Sage
15/04/06  Easter Ross, Ardross Hall (Scotland)
16/04/06  Perth, Perth Theatre (Scotland)
17/04/06  Galway, Roisin Dubh (Ireland)
18/04/06  Dublin, Whelans
19/04/06  Dublin, Whelans
21/04/06  Argyll, Craignish Hall
22/04/06  West Highland, Glenuig Hall


Month                             April
Day                               11 12 13 21 22
Total of songs                    18 18 16 18 19

grand dark feeling of emptiness    1
ease down the road                 2
let the wires ring                 3
a minor place                      4  4  4  5  4
love comes to me                   5  5  5  6  5
bed is for sleeping                6  6  6  7  6
arise, therefore                   7  7  7  8  7
wolf among wolves                  8  8  8  9  8
ain't you wealthy, ain't you wise  9  9  9 10  9
cursed sleep                      10 10 10 11 10
molly bawn                        11 11 11 12 11
birch ballad                      12 12 12    12
new partner                       13 13 13    13
is it the sea?                    14 14 14 13 14
my home is the sea                15 15 15 14 15
master and everyone               16 16 16 16 16
i see a darkness                  17 17    18 18
love in the hot afternoon         18 18    15 19
i am a cinematographer                1
werner's last blues to blokbuster     2
hard life                             3        3
(i was drunk at the) pulpit              1
little boy blue I                        2
no more workhorse blues                  3
o let it be                                 1
three questions                             2
maa bonny lad                               3
a sucker's evening                          4
madeleine-mary                             17 17
the mountain                                   1
you will miss me when i burn                   2

Short Bonny Tour playing Superwolf jams, the band is here.
Some new songs are played.
New covers are Lou Reed's "Legendary Hearts" and "My Pal" from the Australian band God.

02/05/06  Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge
03/05/06  Birmingham, AL, Bottle Tree
04/05/06  Hattiesburg, MS, Thirsty Hippo
05/05/06  New Orleans, LA, One-Eyed Jacks
08/05/06  Oxford, MS, Proud Larry's
09/05/06  Memphis, TN, Young Avenue Deli


Month                             May
Day                                2  3
Total of songs                    14 15

blood embrace                      1  8
four screams                       2  7
bed is for sleeping                3  5
lift us up                         4  3
cat's blues                        5  4
what are you?                      6 10
love in the hot afternoon          7 15
life in muscle                     8  1
only someone running               9 13
you'll get eaten too              10
goat and ram                      11 14
i gave you                        12
birch ballad                      13
legendary hearts                  14  9
beast for thee                        2
rudy foolish                          6
my pal                               11
my home is the sea                   12

Bonny will be celebrating his first new solo release in a couple years with an Ice Cream Social at Grimey’s in Nashville.
21/07/06  Nashville, TN, Grimey's (check this review)

Bonny Billy & Captain Anomoanon with Paul Oldham
On August the 5th during the 2nd show among other songs Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Long As I Can See The Light" was played.

03/08/06  Baltimore, MD, Creative Alliance
05/08/06  New York, NY, Joe's Pub 7.00pm
05/08/06  New York, NY, Joe's Pub 9.30pm
06/08/06  New York, NY, Joe's Pub 4.00pm
06/08/06  New York, NY, Joe's Pub 6.30pm


05/08/06  New York, NY, Joe's Pub 7.00pm
stealin' (trad. often credited to gus cannon)
tell old bill (trad. often credited to carl sandburg)
raise her fist and shout (ned oldham)
there's more pretty girls than one (trad.)
next time the sun comes around (medicine head)
lord of the manor (written by terry slater, popularized by the everly brothers)
night visiting song (trad.)
we shall all be reunited (first recorded (and written?) by alfred karnes)
hangman (aka the briery bush, aka the maid freed from the gallows. trad. popularized by john jacob niles)

06/08/06  New York, NY, Joe's Pub 4.00pm
stealin' (trad. often credited to gus cannon)
no quarter (led zeppelin)
tell old bill (trad. often credited to carl sandburg)
lord of the manor (written by terry slater, popularized by the everly brothers)
we will understand it better by and by (charles tindley)
i wish, i wish (aka died for love trad.)
next time the sun comes around (medicine head)
night visiting song (trad.
hangman (aka the briery bush, aka the maid freed from the gallows. trad. popularized by john jacob niles)

06/08/06  New York, NY, Joe's Pub 6.30pm
john the baptist (two songs on the same theme segued together, the first from e.c. ball, the second by john martyn)
goodbye dear old stepstone (credited to a. j. crider & geo. b. chase)
raise her fist and shout (ned oldham)
cursed sleep
bowling green (trad. recorded by cousin emmy)
the unquiet grave (trad.)
cops & robbers (dr. hook)
pretty saro (trad.)

Bonnie Prince Billy's Freedom Trip Summer 2006 along record shops and radio stations. The radio dates can be found here.

10/08/06  Milwaukee, WI, Atomic Records
11/08/06  Madison, WI, Madcity Music Exchange
12/08/06  Minneapolis, MN, Roadrunner
13/08/06  Iowa City, IA, Record Collector
14/08/06  Lawrence, KS, Love Garden
15/08/06  St. Louis, MO, Vintage Vinyl
17/08/06  Grand Rapids, MI, Vertigo
18/08/06  Detroit, MI, Stormy Records
19/08/06  Toronto, Ontario, Rotate This
20/08/06  Buffalo, NY, New World Record
21/08/06  Cleveland, OH, Bent Crayon

12/08/06  Minneapolis, MN, Roadrunner

death to everyone
66
night visiting song
cursed sleep
horses
another day full of dread
gulf shores
wolf among wolves
pretty saro
a minor place
the mountain low
love in the hot afternoon
at break of day
little boy blue

15/08/06  St. Louis, MO, Vintage Vinyl

no more workhorse blues
night visiting song
little boy blue
cursed sleep
bed is for sleeping
idea and deed
beast for thee
a minor place
cat's blues
you will miss me when i burn 
werner's last blues to blokbuster
death to everyone
ease down the road

20/08/06  Buffalo, NY, New World Record

work hard/play hard
64
the mountain
cursed sleep
i am drinking again
nomadic revery (all around)
brute choir
new partner
riding
even if love
pretty saro
i see a darkness
a king at night

The band is here.
They played a bunch of Everly Brothers songs through the sets; "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)", "Love Hurts" and "Omaha".
Dawn McCarthy sang along some dates late October. Paul Oldham at least sang along at the Great American Music Hall with some
songs. Roky Erickson's "Night Of The Vampire" was played on Halloween.

16/10/06  Chicago, IL, Portage Park Theatre
17/10/06  Omaha, NE, Sokol Underground
18/10/06  Laramie, WY, The Buckhorn
19/10/06  Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot
21/10/06  Las Vegas, NV, Zia Records (free in-store performance)
22/10/06  Santa Monica, CA, McCabes Guitarshop
23/10/06  Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern
24/10/06  Los Angeles, CA, The Smell
25/10/06  Malibu, CA, Malibu Performing Arts Center
27/10/06  Big Sur, CA, Fernwood Resort
28/10/06  Big Sur, CA, Henry Miller Library
29/10/06  Santa Cruz, CA, The Attic
30/10/06  San Francisco, CA, Mollusk Surf Shop
30/10/06  San Francisco, CA, Great American Music Hall
31/10/06  San Francisco, CA, Great American Music Hall
01/11/06  Eureka, CA, Synapsis Gallery
03/11/06  Portland, OR, Mission Theater
04/11/06  Portland, OR, Mission Theater
05/11/06  Portland, OR, Mission Theater
06/11/06  Seattle, WA, Tractor Tavern
07/11/06  Seattle, WA, Tractor Tavern
08/11/06  Anacortes, WA, Department of Safety
09/11/06  Vancouver, BC, St. James Hall
10/11/06  Vancouver, BC, St. James Hall
11/11/06  Vancouver, BC, St. James Hall
12/11/06  Victoria, BC, Alix Goolden Hall


Month                             October        November
Day                               16 22 27 30 30 31  4  5  6
Total of songs                    19 20 20 10 20 21  ? 20 23

64                                 1    15              2
today i was an evil one            2     4                 7
master and everyone                3     8    12
more brother rides                 4     9        1
o let it be                        5    10        2  3
the lion lair                      6  1  7  7     9        5
cursed sleep                       7          15 15 18 10 14
you have cum...                    8  4        4     4
wai                                9  9  1    10 11 17    18
ohio river boat song              10 11       20          23
i called you back                 11 15 16 10 16 16    20 13
no such as what i want            12        2        6
may it always be                  13                 9
then the letting go               14          17 14    19  8
john the baptist                  15  5  5        8     5 15
no bad news                       16                      21
his hands                         17 16 11    11        7
strange form of life              18 17  3  5  7 12 15 14  9
goat and ram                      19 19       13     1
lost blues                            2        1    12
cold & wet                            3
a sucker's evening                    6 18  4     3        6
is it the sea?                        7 13     5     8
my home is the sea                    8 14     6
love comes to me                     10          10     9
66                                   12
today i was an evil one              13          17     3
the gator                            14           7
i see a darkness                     18
at break of day                      20 19  9       13
merida                                   2        5
the way                                  6
the weaker soldier                      12           2
omaha                                   17    18     7 17
wolf among wolves                       20     3 18       22
god's small song                            1  8       11
birch ballad                                3  2     5     3
big friday                                  6  9       13
idea and deed                               8           4
lay and love                                  10 13 16    11
the seedling                                  14 20    12 12
ebb tide                                      19          10
all gone, all gone                                4        1
the unquiet grave                                 6     6
so sad (to watch good love go bad)               19        19
night of the vampire                             21
agnes, queen of sorrow                              10
pushkin                                             11     2
2/15                                                14
one with the birds                                      1  
stable will                                             8
love hurts                                             15 20
(i was drunk at the) pulpit                            16
the signifying wolf                                    18
bed is for sleeping                                        4
new gypsy                                                 16
another day full of dread                                 17

 Bonnie solo

25/11/06  Louisville, KY, St. Johns Church
01/12/06  Frankfort, KY, Poor Richard's Books

 19/12/06  Chicago, IL, Weeds (as stand up comedian, as part of the "People Under The Stares" comedy series)

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