Palace Players


In alphabetic order you'll find a list here of people who played with Will Oldham.
aka Wayne Olephant, Push, Little Willy Bukgakov, Son Oldham, Pushkin Will, Prince William, Bunny Billy, Bonnie Billy, Bonnie Blue Billy, Bonnie Prince Billy.
If you have more info on these or other related people, please let
me know.
Latest revision: 04/06/12
Check out the band settings for albums and gigs
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Paul Aarstad
Plays with Will on: In My Mind/Spotlight 7".
Known from: Rising Shotgun, John Walsh and the Sinkholes.

Joshua Abrams
Plays with Will on: Beware (bassguimbri and voice).
Live: June/July 2008, March - June 2009.
Known from: himself, Town and Country, Sam Prekop, Sticks and Stones, he's known well in Chicago's improvised music scene.
You can find him playing in groups like the David Boykin Expanse, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble, and with artists like Jeb Bishop, 
Hamid Drake, and in countless other impressive ensembles.

Roy Agee
Plays with Will on: Lie Down In The Light (trombone).
Known from: Big Potential.

Steve Albini
Recorded: Viva Last Blues, Arise Therefore, Little Joya, Western Music (band recordings), Black Dissimulation 7", Now Here's My Plan
All Most Heaven (engineering).
Known from: Big Black, Rapemen, Shellac, producer of albums by Killdozer, PJ Harvey, Nirvana, Pixies,
Plant & Page.

Dee Alexander
Plays with Will on: Beware (voice)
Known from: herself, R. Kelly, Malachi Thompson and many more

Rob Allum
Plays with Will on: Hope (drums).
Known from: Billy Bragg, High Llamas, Add N To X.

Bob Arellano
Plays with Will on: Every Mother's Son 7", Joya, I See A Darkness, More Revery
Live: June/July '95, 04/06/97 he sings two Havanarama songs and West Palm Beach in Spanish, summer '99 tour,
01/09/99 London, Embassy Rooms (guitar), March '00 Cuba, 03/06/00 he plays guitar on "Death To Everyone"
and "No Gold Digger", June/July '01, June '07 Louisville.
Known from: Havanarama

Leroy Bach
Plays with Will on: Beware (organ)
Known from: Wilco. Also worked as a touring and/or studio musician for acts as Liz Phair, Beth Orton, Iron & Wine, Andrew Bird.

Meg Baird
Plays with Will on: Ask Forgiveness (acoustics, vocals), All The Trees Of The Field Will Clap Their Hands (guitar, vocal)
Known from: The Baird Sisters, Espers. Meg Baird, Helena Espvall & Sharron Kraus.

Bobby Bare Jr.
Plays with Will on: Riding (his voice) from the Greatest Palace Music album.
Will sings along on Bobby's song "Valentine" from the album "From The End Of Your Leash" from 2004.
Known from: Bobby Bare Jr's Young Criminals Starvation League.

Grant Barger
Plays with Will on: Drag City Hour, There Is No-One What Will Take Care Of You, Ohio River Boat Song 7"
(bass, organ, acoustic guitar, background singing), For The Mekons Et Al (bass), Two More Days.
Known from: The Softs

Lloyd Barry
Plays with Will on:  New Partner (horn), from the Greatest Palace Music album, Blokbuster (from the Agnes single)
Known from: Lambchop, New Direction, Judy Jacobs

Eddie Bayers
Plays with Will on: The Greatest Palace Music album (drums).
Known from: Kate Campbell, Wynonna Judd, Kenny Rogers, George Jones, Alan Jackson,
Bob Seger, George Strait, Mark Wills, Garth Brooks (Chris Gaines), Kenny Chesney, Leann Rimes and Lane Brody.

Sarah Beck
Plays with Will on: Summer In The Southeast
Live: April '04, May/June '04 (Pebbles & Ripples tour) USA.
Known as: Pink Nasty

Jim Becker
Plays with Will on: Beware (banjo)
Known from: Califone, Fruit Bats

Cassie Berman
Sings with Will on: There Is No God 10"
Known from: Silver Jews

David Berman
Sings with Will on: No More Workhorse Blues from the Greatest Palace Music album.
He co-produced the devotional songs on Blue Lotus Feet.
Live: 29/08/99  Liss Ard Festival, Bar Tent
Known from: Silver Jews

Andrew Bird
Plays with Will on: You Will Miss Me When I Burn (glock), Viva Ultra, Pushkin (strings), Riding (orchestre arabc),
No More Workhorse Blues (norwegian fiddle) from the Greatest Palace Music album.
Known from: himself, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Bowl Of Fire

Dave Bird
Plays with Will on: Seafarers Music. I Send My Love To You (electric guitar), I Am A Cinematographer (singing)
from the Greatest Palace Music album, Summer In The Southeast.
Live: 10/08/02 ěyafestivalen in Norway, 04/10/02 Louisville, 24/11/02 London, April/May '03 USA,
May/June '04 (Pebbles & Ripples tour) USA.
Known from: Speed To Roam

Jeb Bishop
Plays with Will on: All Most Heaven
Known from: The Flying Luttenbachers, Vandermark 5.

Lo´c Bodson
Plays with Will: 27/09/01 Brussels, Le Botanique, Musee (guitar).
Known from: Flexa Lyndo, Lo´c B.O.

Gene Booth
Plays with Will on: Blokbuster on the Felidae CD.
He also did the drawings for the Arise Therefore album and the label art of the 2011 10"'s.
Known from: USA.

Ben  Boye
Plays with Will on: Island Brothers 10", All The Trees Of The Field Will Clap Their Hands, Wolfroy Goes To Town (all different keys)
Live: The Babblers November/December 2010, September-November 2011, January/February 2012
Known from:

Todd Brashear
Plays with Will on: There Is No-One What Will Take Care Of You, Ohio River Boat Song 7", For The Mekons Et Al
(harmonies, drums, electric guitar, bass, lap steel guitar, shakers), Two More Days, Horses,
Little Blue Eyes from the Sourmash CD, Ease Down The Road (voice, lapsteel).
I Send My Love To You (harmony singing) from the Greatest Palace Music album.
Going to Acapulco (extra special singing).
Live: 1992.
Known from: Slint, Rising Shotgun.

Dave Brennen
Plays with Will on: Bonnie & Mariee
Known from: Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions

Laura Lee Bullit
Plays with Will on: Peel Session 2001

Hunt Butler
Plays with Will on: Going to Acapulco (clarinet)
Known from: Miles Osland

Greg Cairns
Plays with Will: 07/02/97 Wellington (guitar), 27/01/06 - 19/02/06 (New Zealand/Australia).
Known from: SFeric Experiment, The Verlaines, King Loser, The Renderers

Bill Callahan
Plays with Will on: All Most Heaven
Known from: Smog.

Van Campbell
Plays with Will on: Island Brothers 10", All The Trees Of The Field Will Clap Their Hands, Wolfroy Goes To Town, Now Here's My Plan
Live: The Babblers November/December 2010, September-November 2011, February/March 2012
Known from: 

Jack Carneal
Plays with Will on: West Palm Beach, Early Morning Melody, Brother Warrior. New Partner, West Palm Beach
(percussion), I Am A Cinematographer (singing) from the Greatest Palace Music album, Blokbuster (from the
Agnes single).
Live: July - September 1994 gigs, May and June 1997 gigs, December 1998 gigs, 22/01/00 Baltimore, MD, Rootscafe,
October/November 2000, 01/02/01 Baltimore, MD, Ottobar (drums).
Known from: Anomoanon.

George Chambers
Plays with Will on:  New Partner (horn) from the Greatest Palace Music album, Blokbuster (from the Agnes single).
Known from: Bobby Bare Jr.

Ben Chasny
Plays with Will:  August 2005 (guitar).
Known from: Six Organs of Admittance, August Born

Michael Colligan
Plays with Will on: All Most Heaven
Known from: Pillow and various improvisational music projects.

Billy Contreras
Plays with Will on: There Is No God 10" (fiddle, mandolin)
Known from: Spicher-Contreras Quartet, The Nashville Swing Band

Briana Corrigan
Plays with Will on: Hope (harmonies).
Will played guitar and sings on her songs Simply Beautiful from her album "When My Arms Wrap You Round"
and I Put My Arms Out To You (Acoustic) from her CD single "Love Me Now (pt.1)".
Known from: The Beautiful South, solo.

Rodolphe Coster
Plays with Will: 27/09/01 Brussels, Le Botanique, Musee (bass, keyboard).
Known from: Flexa Lyndo.

Brian Crook
Plays with Will: 07/02/97 Wellington (drums).
Known from: Renderers.

MaryRose Crook
Plays with Will: 07/02/97 Wellington (guitar, backing vocals).
Known from: Renderers.

Tony Crow
Plays with Will on: Master And Everyone (blowing and fingering of keys). Ohio River Boat Song (keyboard
underpinnigs), Agnes, Queen Of Sorrow (synthesizer) from the Greatest Palace Music album, Lie Down In The Light (piano & organ).
Known from: Lambchop.

Robert Cruz
Plays with Will on: Beware (accordion)
Known from: The Dolce Veeta Band, John Kamys

David Michael Curry
Plays with Will: Some of the December 1998 gigs, 05/05/99 Middletown, Wesleyan, October '01 Ireland (viola).
Known from: Willard Grant Conspiracy, founder of the Empty House Cooperative.

Pete Cummings
Plays with Will: There Is No God 10" (bass)
Known from: himself, Voice, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Tywanna Jo Basquette, Baby Stout

Duane Denison
Plays with Will on: Riding (ghost electric guitar) from the Greatest Palace Music album.
Known from: Jesus Lizard, Denison-Kimball Trio, Cargo Cult, Bobby Bare Jr., Hank Williams III,
Sally Timms, Revolting Cocks, Firewater, Tomahawk.

D.V. DeVincentis
Plays with Will: Gulf Shores, Viva Ultra, Pushkin (saxophone) from the Greatest Palace Music album, Beware (sax), Slow Fade.

Sarah DeVincentis
Plays with Will: We All Us Three Will Ride 7"
Live: 14/11/01 Santa Monica, CA, March 2002 USA.

Bob Dixon
Plays with Will on: Funtown Comedown (electric guitar)
Live: July, October, November 2008.
Known from: Thomas A. Minor & The Picket Line

Kevin Drumm
Plays with Will on: All Most Heaven
Known from: Brise-Glace, various improvisational music projects.

Glen Duncan
Plays with Will on: Lie Down In The Light (fiddle).
Known from: himself, Longview, he played with, amongst others, Shania Twain, George Strait, Earl Scruggs, Patty Loveless, Merle Haggard , Hazel Dickens.

Jacob Duncan
Plays with Will on: Going to Acapulco (alto saxophone)
Known from: Liberation Prophecy

Stuart Duncan
Plays with Will on: The Greatest Palace Music album (fiddle and mandolin).
Known from: Nashville Bluegrass Band

Benjamin Van Dyke
Drums with Will: March/April '01, June/July '01.
Known from: Silent Majority, Cicada Songs, Free Republic (Of Soul) and many more
His tour nickname was BenJammin van Dyke

Doug Easley
Plays with Will: (End Of) Travelling (pedal steel).
Known from: Easley Studios in Memphis, TN where he engineered bands like Pavement, Grifters & Amps.
His band is called the Doug Easley Experience.

Hrafnkell Orri Egilsson
Plays with Will: The Letting Go (cello).
Known from: Johann Johannsson Ensemble

Phil Elverum
Plays with Will on: The Wonder Show Of The World (joins the choir on Go Folks and Kids).
Known from: Microphones, Mount Eerie

Matt Everett
Plays with Will on: Ease Down The Road (violin).

Mark Fain
Plays with Will on: The Greatest Palace Music album (bass).
Known from: Ricky Skaggs

Mary Feiock
Sings with Will on: There's Something About What Happens When We Talk, Riding (her voice) from the
Greatest Palace Music album.

Mike Fellows
Plays with Will: Let's Start A Family 7", More Revery, Crying In The Chapel, Ease Down The Road,
EDTR bonus disc with Peel Session
Live: January '99 tour in Europe and summer '99 tour in the USA, 10 - 15/02/00 (bass).
Known from: Rites Of Spring, Royal Trux, Silver Jews.

David Ferguson
Plays with Will on: Must Be Blind 10" (bass)
Known from: Ferguson is best known for his works with Johnny Cash, as engineer for the "American Recording" albums. 
He also engineered or produced recordings for such artists as John Prine, Mac Wiseman, The Del McCoury Band, Charlie Pride, Eddy Arnold, U2 and many others. 

Pete Finney
Plays with Will on: Lie Down In The Light (pedal steel).
Known from: he has performed or recorded, amongst others, Bobby Bare, the Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Reba McEntire, Josh Rouse

Rod Fletcher
Plays with Will on: Lie Down In The Light (background voice).
Known from: he has performed or recorded, amongst others, Charley Pride, Brad Paisley

April Flynn
Plays with Will: June 2007 in Louisville
Know from: herself

Chris Fortner
Plays with Will on: Going to Acapulco (trombone)
Known from: Liberation Prophecy

Chris Freeland
Plays with Will: 04/10/02 Louisville, 24/11/02 London, 07/12/02 Baltimore, April/May '03 (drums).
Known from: Long Live Death, Oxes

Edith Frost
Plays with Will on: All Most Heaven (backing vocals on all 4 songs)
Known from: herself.

Colin Gagon
Plays with Will on: Every Mother's Son 7", Joya, Western Music, Big Balls, No Such As What I Want (accordion),
I See A Darkness, More Revery, Sugarcane Juice Drinker, Call Me A Liar, We All Us Three Will Ride 7".
New Partner (voice, accordion), Riding (squeezes), I Am A Cinematographer (singing, trombone) from
the Greatest Palace Music album, Caveh Says (he also recorded this song).
Live: 1992, April '95, June and July '95, November '96, February '97 New Zealand and Australia, summer '99
tour USA, October & November '00, June/July '01 (accordeon), December '01, March '02, 04/10/02 Louisville,
24/11/02 London, June '07 Louisville.
Known from: Fluke Starbucker, EZ T

Darin Gray
Plays with Will on: All Most Heaven (acoustic bass on all tracks)
Known from: Brise-Glace, Yona-Kit, On Fillmore, You Fantastic!, Dazzling Killmen.

Mark Greenberg
Plays with Will: 13/01/00 Chicago, The Lounge Ax
Know from: The Coctails

Paul Greenlaw
Plays with Will on: There Is No-One What Will Take Care Of You, Ohio River Boat Song (banjo,
additional singing), Ease Down The Road (voice, banjo).
Designed all the covers for There Is No-One What Will Take Care Of You and the one for Ohio River Boat Song.

Howard Greynolds
Plays with Will: April 1995 gigs (guitar), November 1996.
Known from: All City Nomad.

Boris Gronemberger
Plays with Will: 28/09/01 Brussels, Le Botanique, Musee (guitar, keyboard).
Known from: The Grandpiano, Chacda, Grinberg, Alice's 5 Moons.

David Grubbs
Plays with Will on: Arise Therefore (piano, organ), Western Music (electric piano), No Such As What I Want,
Send In The Clowns (guitar), Sugarcane Juice Drinker, Call Me A Liar, All Most Heaven
Live: VPRO radio sessions 06/98 (piano, organ).
Known from: Squirrel Bait, Brise Glace, Bastro, Gastr Del Sol, solo, Edith Frost's "Calling over Time" album,
played piano and harmonium on a few songs from the Dirty Three's "Ocean Songs".

Greta Gudnadottir
Plays with Will: The Letting Go (violin).
Known from: Johann Johannsson Ensemble and more.

Ben Hall
Plays with Will on: There Is No God 10" (acoustic guitar, piano)
Known from: himself, Charlie Louvin, Kurt Wagner & Cortney Tidwell

Jason Hayden
Plays with Will on: (End Of) Travelling (bass, sing back up).
Known from: Sunspring, Crain, Pale Horse Riders, Kill, Speed To Roam, The Web, The Quiz.

Liam Hayes
Plays with Will on: Drag City Hour, Hope (piano, organ,electric guitar), Viva Last Blues, Come In 7".
Known from: Plush

Ryan Hembry
Plays with Will: 13/01/00 Chicago, The Lounge Ax.
Known from: Pinetop Seven, Edith Frost

Nick Herzog
Plays with Will on: Come In 7".

David Heumann (or Human)
Plays with Will: Early Morning Melody, Brother Warrior.
Live: 01/02/01 Baltimore, MD, Ottobar (guitar), 02/03/01 Baltimore, MD, H. Lewis Gallery (bass),
March/April '01 (bass), June/July '01 (baritone guitar), 28/04/02 East Sussex, ATP festival (guitar),
Peel session 2002, 07/12/02 Baltimore.
Known from: Arbouretum, Anomoanon, Human Bell

Kirk Heydt
Plays with Will on: Western Music.

Kelly Hogan
Plays with Will on: All Most Heaven
Known from: herself, she plays a cover of King Me on her album "The Whistle Only Dogs Can Hear".

Led Hogg
Plays with Will on: Little Joya.

Cynthia Hopkins
Plays with Will: New Partner, Gulf Shores (voice) from the Greatest Palace Music album.
Live: April/May '03 USA, September '04 NZ & Australia (accordion, vocals).
Known from: Gloria Deluxe, Dan Zanes

Andrew Hunter
Plays with Will on: Blokbuster on the Felidae CD.

Jennifer Hutt
Plays with Will on: Beware (violin and voice)
Live: June/July 2008.
Known from: himself, Sum of Each, Scene 24, Arboretum, Television Hill.

Catherine Irwin
Plays with Will on: Ease Down The Road (voice).
Live: 19/06/03 Louisville, Headliners
Known from: solo, Freakwater

Shahzad Ismaily
Plays with Will on: Lie Down In The Light (percussion, banjo, piano, electric guitar, row of wrenches, laptoporgan), The Wondershow Of The World
(mostly bass, some percussion and a wee bit of singing), Wolfroy Goes To Town (percussion, guitar, extra singing).
Known from: self-taught composer and musician. He has recorded or performed with a diverse assemblage of musicians, including Laurie Anderson 
and Lou Reed, Tom Waits, Jolie Holland, Laura Veirs, Faun Fables, John Zorn, the Tin Hat Trio, Raz Mesinai, Burnt Sugar and many more.

Derek James
Plays with Will on: Haggard Harper Bonnie 7", Bonnie & Mariee, Hummingbird (drums)
Known from: The Entrance Band

Catherine Jauniaux
Sings with Will: 18/02/00, New York, Tonic

Tom Jolly
Plays with Will on: Going to Acapulco (trumpet)
Known from: The Jolly Giants

Thymme Jones
Plays with Will on: All Most Heaven
Known from: Brise-Glace, Yona-Kit.

Mike Johnson
Plays with Will on: The Greatest Palace Music album (pedal steel).

Pooh Johnston
Plays with Will on: November 1994 gigs.
Known from: Hotel X.

John Kelton
Plays with Will on: Master And Everyone (whistle fixer).
Known from: Lambchop, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, George Jones.

Danny Kiely
Plays with Will on: Funtown Comedown, Island Brothers 10", All The Trees Of The Field Will Clap Their Hands, Wolfroy Goes To Town
Live: The Babblers, November/December 2010, September-November 2011
Known from: Thomas A. Minor & The Picket Line

Rob Kieswetter
Plays with Will: We All Us Three Will Ride 7", March 2002 USA.
Known from: Bobby Birdman, Little Wings

Emmett Kelly
Plays with Will: The Letting Go, Bonny 2007 7", Wilding In The West (guitar), Lie Down In The Light (guitar, harmony voice, recorder, shrooti box)
Beware (guitars keys and voice), Chijimi (git fiddle & singing), Island Brothers 10", There Is No God 10" (electric guitar, keys, harmony singing),
The Wonder Show Of The World, All The Trees Of The Field Will Clap Their Hands, Wolfroy Goes To Town, Bonnie & Mariee, Tribulations, Now Here's My Plan
Live: October/November 2006, January/February 2007, June/July 2008, November/December 2008, February - June 2009, The Babblers November/December 2010,
September-November 2011, January-March 2012.
Known from: The Cairo Gang, Boogie Band

Jonathan Kempf
Plays with Will on: Funtown Comedown (mandolin)
Live: July, October, November 2008.
Known from: Thomas A. Minor & The Picket Line

Nuala Kennedy
Plays with Will on: Is It The Sea? 
Live: April 2006, 21/01/07 Glasgow, Glasgow Concert Hall, Strathclyde.
Known from: herself, Harem Scarem

Harmony Korine
Plays with Will on: Crying In The Chapel, Ease Down The Road (background vocals).
He directed the "No More Workhorse" video.
Known from: moviemaker from "Kids", "Gummo", "Julien Donkey-Boy".

Rachel Korine
Sings with Will on: There Is No God 10"
Known from: actress in Mister Lonely, Trash Humpers, Septien

Kramer
Recorded: West Palm Beach 7".
Known from: B.A.L.L., Bongwater, Shockabilly, Velvet Monkeys, Butthole Surfers, Shimmy-Disc label
owner and a lot more.

Jon Langford
Plays with Will on: Beware (voice)
Known from: himself, Mekons, Wee Hairy Baesties, Katjon Band, Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Jelly Bishops 

Chris Layton
Plays with Will on: Stable Will.
Known from: Pale Horse Riders, Broadcast Choir.

Greg Leiscz 
Plays with Will on: Beware (mandolin and pedal steel)

Ana Lenchantin
Plays with Will on: Haggard Harper Bonnie 7" (cello)
Known from: 

Paz Lenchantin
Plays with Will on: Haggard Harper Bonnie 7" (bass, violin), Bonnnie & Mariee, Hummingbird (bass)
Known from: A Perfect Circle, Zwan, Pajo

Alan Licht
Plays with Will: Don't Cry Driver, Lessons From What's Poor (Now Who's Crazy version), Less Of Me.
Live: 13/04/99 New York, Anthology Film Archives, 18/02/00 New York (guitar).
Known from: Blue Humans, Love Child, Run On, solo, played with al lot of people, like Thurston Moore,
Jim O'Rourke, Lee Ranaldo, DJ Spooky, Fred Lonberg-Horn, Ken Vandermark and many others.

James Lo
Plays with Will: EDTR bonus disc with Peel Session, The January '99 tour in Europe (drums).
Known from: Live Skull, Chavez.

Jason Loewenstein
Plays with Will on: Viva Last Blues (drums, additional singing).
Known from: Sebadoh.

Fred Lonberg-Holm
Plays with Will on: All Most Heaven
Known from: The Boxhead Ensemble, The Flying Luttenbachers, Terminal 4.

Bill Lowman
Plays with Will: 13/01/00 Chicago, The Lounge Ax
Known from: Bosco & Jorge, The Aluminium Group, he also played with Appendix Out, L'altra, Edith Frost
and Jim O'Rourke

Willy MacLean
Plays with Will on: May and June 1997 gigs, December 1998 gigs, 22/01/00 Baltimore, MD, Rootscafe,
October '00 (bass).
Known from: King Kong, Anomoanon.

Dan Malloy
Plays with Will on: Demon Lover, 10/10/04 Laguna Beach.
Known from: Etnies surf team, acting in Sprout

Thorunn Osk Marinosdottir
Plays with Will: The Letting Go (viola).
Known from: 

Ben Martin
Plays with Will on: Lie Down In The Light (percussion).
Known from: Clem Snide, Dave Cloud

Ross Martin
Plays with Will on: Is It The Sea? (fguitar)
Live: April 2006.
Known from: Harem Scarem

Rob Mazurek
Plays with Will on: Beware, Island Brothers 10" (cornet)
Known from: Rob Mazurek's Quintet, The Chicago Underground Collective, Mandarin Movie, Sao Paulo Underground, Isotope 217

Dawn McCarthy
Plays with Will: The Letting Go, Bonny 2007 7", Wilding In The West (singing).
Live: October/November 2006, January 2007, April 2007
Known from: Faun Fables

Ronnie McCoury
Plays with Will on: Must Be Blind 10" (mandolin)
Known from: himself, Del McCoury Band 

Ann McCrary
Plays with Will on: Ohio River Boat Song (chorus of women) from the Greatest Palace Music album.
Known from: solo, Hank Williams Jr., Michael McDonald.

Glynnis McDaris
Plays with Will on: Let's Start A Family 7" (vocals).

Sarah McFadyen
Plays with Will on: Is It The Sea? (fiddle, banjo, singing)
Live: April 2006.
Known from: Harem Scarem

Brian McMahan
Plays with Will on: There Is No-One What Will Take Care Of You, Ohio River Boat Song 7", (electric guitar,
drums, bass), Horses.
Known from: Slint, Squirrel Bait, The For Carnation.

Ryder McNair
Plays with Will on: The Letting Go (string arrangements), Summer In The Southeast (piano & organ)
Live: April '04, May/June '04 (Pebbles & Ripples tour) USA (keys).
Known from: audio work for lori d, producer and touring guitarist for Black Nasty and Pink Nasty. 

Nicole Mitchell
Plays with Will on: Beware (flute)
Known from: Indigo Trio

Cheyenne Mize
Plays with Will: Chijimi (fiddle & singing), The Girl In Me, Among The Gold (guitar, autoharp, violin, singing), Funtown Comedown (fiddle & singing).
Live: July, October, November, December 2008.
Known from: herself, Arnett Hollow, Thomas A. Minor & The Picket Line

Jason Molina
Plays with Will on: Amalgamated Sons Of Rest
Known from: Songs:Ohia, Magnolia Electric.

Joan Morrone
Plays with Will on: All Most Heaven

Rian Murphy
Plays with Will on: Hope (drums, harmonies), Little Blue Eyes 7", Little Joya, All Most Heaven.
Live: First John Peel session and the 1993 tour, 13/01/00 Chicago, The Lounge Ax, August/September '01.
Known from: Chestnut Station, Royal Trux, Mantis, Silver Jews, Dolomite, Edith Frost.

Bob Nastanovich
Plays with Will on: Stable Will.
Known from: Pale Horse Riders, Pavement.

Alex Neilson
Plays with Will: Bonny 2007 7", Wilding In The West, Is It The Sea? (drums).
Live: June/July & August 2005, October/November 2006, January/February 2007, April 2007.
Known from: The Directing Hand, The One Ensemle of Daniel Padden, Richard Youngs, Mirror, Scatter, Motor Ghost, Trembling Bells

Drew Nelson
Plays with Will on: Lessons From What's Poor (Now Who's Crazy version), Less Of Me (bass).
Known from: Torn Apart, Sonna, The Big Huge.

Mark Nevers
Recorded: Master And Everyone, Lie Down In The Light, There Is No God 10".
Known from: Lambchop.

Iris & Lily Nevers
Plays with Will: I Send My Love To You (quackers) from the Greatest Palace Music album.
Known from: St. Thomas' album "Hey Harmony!".

Gabe Noel
Plays with Will on: Haggard Harper Bonnie 7" (double bass)
Known from: 

Sean O'Hagan
Plays with Will on: Hope (piano, harmonies), November '01.
Known from: High Llama's, Edith Frost's "Calling over Time" album, Microdisney, Stereolab.

Eirikur Orri Olafsson
Plays with Will: The Letting Go (flugelhorn).
Known from: The Reykjavik Big Band, Benni Hemm Hemm and many more.

Ned Oldham
Plays with Will on: Days In The Wake, O How I Enjoy The light 7", West Palm Beach 7", Arise Therefore
(bass, guitar, add. singing), Viva Last Blues (bass, slide guitar,additional singing), Western Music,
Dreaming My Dreams CDs (lead guitar), No Such As What I Want (bass), One With The Birds 7",
(guitar, add.singing), Sugarcane Juice Drinker, Call Me A Liar, Ease Down The Road (voice, guitar, bass),
Early Morning Melody, Brother Warrior. New Partner (voice), The Brute Choir (voice) , Viva Ultra (voice),
Horses (electric guitar) from the Greatest Palace Music album, Blokbuster (from the Agnes single).
Live: 1992, first John Peel session and the 1993 tour, July and August '94, May/June '97 gigs,
Birmingham 18 & 19/06/98, December '98 gigs, Baltimore 22/01/00, October/November '00,
Baltimore 01/02/01, Chicago 26/05/01, Louisville 04/10/02, London 24/11/02, Baltimore 07/12/02.
Known from: Anomoanon
He is Will's older brother.

Paul Oldham
Plays with Will on: Drag City Hour, Days In The Wake, Little Blue Eyes 7", Stable Will, (End Of) Travelling,
In My Mind/Spotlight 7", Dreaming My Dreams CDs (bass), I See A Darkness (bass), Little Boy Blue 7"
(sings in choir), Get The Fuck On Jolly Live (bass), We All Us Three Will Ride 7", Master And Everyone,
I Am A Cinematographer (singing) from the Greatest Palace Music album, Lullaby Of Spring (guest singer),
Summer In The Southeast, The Letting Go, Bonny 2007 7", Wilding In The West, Lie Down In The Light (bass).
Live: First John Peel session and the 1993 tour, VPRO radio sessions 06/98 (guitar), March '00 Cuba, December '00 tour,
March '02 USA, 10/08/02 ěyafestivalen in Norway, Louisville 04/10/02, London 24/11/02, April/May '03, Japan '04,
May/June '04 (Pebbles & Ripples tour) USA, September '04 NZ & Australia, June/July & August 2005,
May 2006 (bass), June '07 Louisville.
Recorded: "Watch With Me" & the acoustic version of "Song For The New Breed", Little Boy Blue 7",
Ease Down The Road, additional recordings on the Greatest Palace Music album, Lullaby Of Spring.
Known from: Pale Horse Riders, Broadcast Choir, Speed To Roam, EZ T, Parlour, Rove Studio.
He is Will's younger brother.

Jim O'Rourke
Plays with Will on: Ebb's Folly (guitar, electronics), All Most Heaven.
Known from: Brise-Glace, Gastr Del Sol, solo, Edith Frost's "Calling over Time" album, Sonic Youth, Loose Fur,
Wilco (mixer).

Angel Olsen
Plays with Will on: Wolfroy Goes To Town, Live in Chicago video, The b-sides for Time To Be Clear 7", Solemns
Live: The Babblers November/December 2010, September - November 2011, January - Februari 2012 Europe, Februari - March 2012 Australia
Known from: herself

David Pajo
Plays with Will on: Come In 7", Horses 7", Little Blue Eyes 7", For The Mekons Et Al (electric guitar),
Continental OP, In My Mind/Spotlight 7", Joya (drums), Little Joya, Song For The New Breed (lead guitar),
Ease Down The Road (voice, guitar, bass, nord lead, piano, percussion)
Live: 1992, first John Peel session and the 1993 tour, April 1995, 10 - 15/02/00 USA (drums), March '00 Cuba,
March/April '01 (keyboard, guitar), June/July '01, June '07 Louisville.
Known from: Founding member and drummer of Rising Shotgun in '91-'92 (rejoined the band for the split single
with Will), Slint, King Kong, The For Carnation, Tortoise, Aerial M, Papa M, Zwan.

Oscar Lee Riley Parsons
Plays with Will on: Monolith Lamb, Funtown Comedown (henderson & singing).
Live: July, October, November 2008.
Known from: Thomas A. Minor & The Picket Line

Julie Pomerleau
Plays with Will on: All Most Heaven
Known from: Boxhead Ensemble, Bobby Conn, The Flying Luttenbachers.

Power and  Fury Orchestra, The
Plays with Will on: Song For The New Breed (orchestral).

Henrique Prince
Plays with Will on: Little Blue Eyes 7" (violin)
Live: first John Peel session and the 1993 tour.
Known from: Lefty Jones Band, The Ebony Hillbillies.

Mike Portera
Plays with Will on: One With The Birds 7" (bass)
Live: 18 & 19/06/98 Birmingham, AL.
a.k.a. John Cocktoastin

Troye Powers
Plays with Will on: Blokbuster on the Felidae CD.

Archer Prewitt
Plays with Will on: All Most Heaven
Known from: The Cocktails, The Sea and Cake, himself

Joe Propatier
Plays with Will on: More Revery
Live: 05/05/99 Middletown, Wesleyan, summer '99 tour in the USA (drums).
Known from: early Songs:Ohia, Scarce.

Brett Ralph
Plays with Will on: In My Mind/Spotlight 7".
Known from: Rising Shotgun, Fading Out.

Bradley Reinstedler
Plays with Will on: Funtown Comedown (banjo)
Live: July, October, November 2008.
Known from: Thomas A. Minor & The Picket Line, he's also known as the Mayor of Funtown

Bryan Rich
Plays with Will on: Viva Last Blues (lead guitar), Ease Down The Road (guitar), spring '98 tour in Italy.
He wrote Black/Rich Tune, Stable Will and co-wrote some others.
Also known as Roy Black.

Rick Rizzo
Plays with Will: All Most Heaven, November 1996 tour.
Known from: Eleventh Dream Day.

Hargus "pig" Robbins
Plays with Will on: The Greatest Palace Music album (piano).
Known from: Gordon Lightfoot, Gib Guilbeau, Bob Dylan, Skeeter Davis, Jack and Misty
His real name is Mel Robbins.

Alasdair Roberts
Plays with Will on: Amalgamated Sons Of Rest.
Will produced his album "No Earthly Man" from 2005 and also sings backing vocals and plays bass and piano
on some of the songs.
Known from: Appendix Out.

Neil Rosario
Plays with Will on: All Most Heaven.
Known from: Red Red Meat, The National Trust

Denise Roughan
Plays with Will: 07/02/97 Wellington (bass).
Known from: Renderers, 3Ds.

Sabrina Rush
Plays with Will on: All The Trees Of The Field Will Clap Their Hands (violin, vocal)
Known from: Cellmates/CJ Boyd Sexxxtet, State Champion

Tim Ruth
Plays with Will on: Bonnie Prince Billy VPRO radio sessions 06/98 (bass).
Known from: Evergreen.

John Ryles
Plays with Will on: Lie Down In The Light (background voice).
Known from: he has performed or recorded, amongst others, Alan Jackson, Dusty Springfield

Laetitia Sadier
Plays with Will on: All Most Heaven
Known from: Stereolab

"Farmer" Dave Scher
Plays with Will on: Haggard Harper Bonnie 7", Bonnie & Mariee, Hummingbird (lapsteel, keyboards)
Known from: himself, Beachwood Sparks, Jenny Lewis

Rich Schuler
Plays with Will: All Most Heaven
Live: 1992, June & July 1995 gigs (drums).
Known from: Played with Bob Arellano in Havanarama while both living in Providence,
Squirrel Bait (he is the original drummer, although he's not on either of their released recordings),
King Kong, Dolce Volante, Rising Shotgun, EZ T.

Sue Schofield
Plays with Will on: You Will Miss Me When I Burn (voice) from the Greatest Palace Music album,
Brokedown Palace (guest singer), Superwolf (guest vocalization).

Quinton Sharpenstein
Plays with Will on: Going to Acapulco (tuba)

Eilidh Shaw
Plays with Will on: Is It The Sea? (fiddle, singing)
Live: April 2006.
Known from: Harem Scarem

Randall Shurbert
Plays with Will on: One With The Birds 7", 18 & 19/06/98 Birmingham (drums)

Valgeir Sigurdsson
Plays with Will: The Letting Go (recording & mixing, some piano).
Known from: Producer of albums by, amongst many others, Bj÷rk, M˙m, Machine Translations.

Mariee Sioux
Plays with Will: Bonnie & Mariee
Live: April 10, 2010
Known from: herself

Marty Slayton
Plays with Will on: Master And Everyone (woman singing). The Brute Choir, Agnes, Queen Of Sorrow, Pushkin
and West Palm Beach from the Greatest Palace Music album, Lie Down In The Light.
Known from: George Strait, LeeAnn Womack, Alan Jackson.

Daniel Smith
Plays with Will on: Early Morning Melody, Brother Warrior, August/September '01.
Known from: Begushkin.
He's not Brother Danielson.

Charlie Snell
Plays with Will on: O How I Enjoy The Light 7", Palace Live 7", November 1994 gigs.

Dennis Solee
Plays with Will on: Lie Down In The Light (clarinet).
Known from: he has performed or recorded, amongst others, Bobby Bland, Don McLean, Lambchop, Jerry Lee Lewis, J.J. Cale

Ysanne Spevack
Plays with Will on: Haggard Harper Bonnie 7" (viola)
Known from: 

San Stancil
Plays with Will on: Ohio River Boat Song (chorus of women) from the Greatest Palace Music album.
Known from: Beverly Crawford, James Jackson.

Aram Stith
Plays with Will on: West Palm Beach, We All Us Three Will Ride 7". New Partner and I Am A Cinematographer
(both voice), Ohio River Boat Song (electric guitar) from the Greatest Palace Music album, special guest, playing bass on 'sucker'
and 'mad mary' on Summer In The Southeast, Bonny 2007 7", Wilding In The West.
Live: July - September 1994 gigs, May and June 1997 gigs, December 1998 gigs (guitar), 22/01/00 Baltimore, MD, Rootscafe,
October & November '00, March 2002 USA, 27/01/06 - 19/02/06 (New Zealand/Australia), October/November 2006, January/February 2007.
Known from: Anomoanon, EZ T.

Jason Stith
Plays with Will on: West Palm Beach
Live: July - September and November 1994 gigs, May and June 1997 gigs, December 1998 gigs,
22/01/00 Baltimore, MD, Rootscafe (keyboards).
Known from: Anomoanon.

Una Sveinbjarnardottir
Plays with Will: The Letting Go (violin).
Known from: Bj÷rk, Ske's album "Life, Death, Happiness and Stuff".

Matt Swanson
Plays with Will on: Master And Everyone (tambo).
Known from: My Dad Is Dead, Clockhammer, CYOD, Dinah Shore jr.

Matt Sweeney
Plays with Will on: What's Wrong With A Zoo, Let's Start A Family 7" (beats), Little Boy Blue 7" (electric guitar
and sings in choir), Ease Down The Road (voice, guitar, banjo), EDTR bonus disc with Peel Session.
New Partner, West Palm Beach (both electric guitar), Gulf Shores (voice) from the Greatest Palace Music album,
Superwolf (guitars, singing, bass, synth, wrote the music), Summer In The Southeast, Must Be Blind 10".
Live: January '99 tour in Europe, 01/09/99 London, 10 - 15/02/00 USA, April '00, 03/06/00, November '00,
March/April '01, June/July '01, October '01 Ireland, October '03 England, 12/12/03, 04/01/04, Japan '04,
April ' 04, May/June '04 (Pebbles & Ripples tour) USA, September '04 NZ & Australia, June/July & August 2005
(guitar), May 2006, April 2007, June '07 Louisville.
Known from: Skunk, Chavez, Zwan, Cockfighter.

Spencer Sweeney
Plays with Will: April '00 & 03/06/00, Japan '04, September '04 NZ & Australia (drums).

Jon Theodore
Plays with Will on: Ease Down The Road (drums, percussion).
Known from: Golden, The Mars Volta, Royal Trux, Trans Am.

Inge Thomson
Plays with Will on: Is It The Sea? (box, melodica, singing)
Live: April 2006.
Known from: Harem Scarem

Kamila Thompson
Plays with Will live: 27/01/06 - 19/02/06 (New Zealand/Australia)
Known from: Live gigs on her own and playing with/supporting Teddy Thompson (brother), mother Linda Thompson
(also on record "Fashionably Late" Rounder 2002) and father Richard Thompson.
Threatens to make a solo reord for some time now.

Jason Tiemann
Plays with Will on: Going to Acapulco (drums)
Known from: Liberation Prophecy

Sally Timms
Co-wrote Horses with Jon Langford.
Will wrote No More Rides for her album "To The Land Of Milk And Honey".
Known from: Mekons, solo.

Maya Tone
Played by Will on: Arise Therefore (drums, percussion).
This is an antique drum machine. 

Peter Townsend
Plays with Will on: (End Of) Travelling, Dreaming My Dreams CDs, I See A Darkness, We All Us Three Will Ride 7", Superwolf,
Summer In The Southeast, Cold & Wet (The Way live), Adult Swim Single Love in the Hot Afternoon (drums), Hombre Sencillo (percussion duties),
There Is No God 10" (drums), Must Be Blind 10" (drums & percussion)
Live: VPRO radio sessions 06/98, March '00 Cuba, March '02 USA, April '04, May/June '04 (Pebbles & Ripples tour) USA, April '05, May '06,
June '07 Louisville (drums), May/June 09 (percussion).
Known from: Speed To Roam, Pale Horse Riders, Broadcast Choir, The Quiz, Havanarama, EZT, King Kong, Papa M, The Mack, Human Bell.
He's NOT the guitar player of The Who.

Dave Trumfio
Plays with Will on: Trudy Dies.
Known from: Plays bass on Sally Timms' "To The Land Of Milk And Honey", Pulsars.

Mick Turner
Plays guitar with Will on: Lost Blues, Western Music, No Such As What I Want, Sugarcane Juice Drinker,
Call Me A Liar, Get On Jolly, Get The Fuck On Jolly Live
Live: Boxhead Ensemble tour 1997, Australian tour early 1998, December 2000 tour, Chicago 26/05/01, 27/01/06 - 19/02/06 (New Zealand/Australia).
Known from: Moodists, Dirty Three, Tren Brothers, Bonnevill, plays on Cat Power's "Moon Pix".
aka Marquis de Tren

Gary Lee Tussing
Plays with Will on: Master And Everyone (cello).
Known from: Vivian Slade, Amy Jackson, Diesel

William Tyler
Plays with Will on: Master And Everyone (guitar). Agnes, Queen Of Sorrow (guitar) from the Greatest
Palace Music album.
Known from: Lambchop, Character, Silver Jews' "Bright Flight".

Thomas Vancottom
Plays with Will: Lessons From What's Poor (Now Who's Crazy version), Less Of Me
Live: 27/09/01 & 28/09/01 Brussels, Le Botanique, Musee, 28/04/02 East Sussex, ATP festival (drums).
Known from: Rawfrucht, Venus, Soy Un Caballo.

Franšois Verrue
Plays with Will: 28/09/01 Brussels, Le Botanique, Musee, 28/04/02 East Sussex, ATP festival (double bass).
Known from: The Grandpiano, Alice's 5 Moons, Lais.

Craig Wagner
Plays with Will on: Going to Acapulco (banjo)
Known from: Liberation Prophecy

Nate Walcott
Plays with Will on: Haggard Harper Bonnie 7", Bonnie & Mariee (piano)
Known from: Bright Eyes

Britt Walford
Plays with Will on: There Is No-One What Will Take Care Of You, Ohio River Boat Song 7" (electric guitar, bass),
Horses, devotional songs on Blue Lotus Feet CDs.
Known from: Slint, Bastro, Evergreen, Breeders' CD's "Safari" (as Mike Hunt) & "Pod" (as Shannon Doughton).

Mike Walker
Plays with Will: October '01 Ireland.

Bruce Watkins
Plays with Will: The Greatest Palace Music album (acoustic guitar).
Known from: Journeymen Quartet.

Waldo Weathers
Plays with Will on: New Partner (horn) from the Greatest Palace Music album, Blokbuster (from the Agnes single).
Known from: Bobby Bare Jr., James Brown

Ashley Webber
Plays with Will on: Lie Down In The Light (voice).
Known from: The Organ, she also sung with the Pink Mountaintops.

Greg Weeks
Plays with Will on: Ask Forgiveness (electric guitar, vocals, producer)
Known from: Espers. Produced Marissa Nadler's "Song's III", Meg Baird's Dear Companion as well as many other albums.

Jim White
Drums with Will on: Western Music, No Such As What I Want, Black Dissimulation from the bonus disc of the
Boxhead Ensemble's "The Last PLace To Go", Sugarcane Juice Drinker, Call Me A Liar, Get The Fuck On Jolly
Live, The Letting Go.
Live: Boxhead Ensemble tour 1997, Australian tour early 1998, December 2000 tour, Chicago 26/05/01,
November '01, March - June 2009.
Known from: Blackeyed Susans' "All Souls Alive", Dirty Three, Tren Brothers, plays on Cat Power's "Moon Pix", Smog's "A River Ain't Too Much To Love",
Nina Nastasia's "Run To Ruin" and "On Leaving" and many others.

Tiffany White-Pounders
Sings with Will on: Jump In Jump In, Come In Come In, Always Bathing In The Evening, Lost Blues,
No Such As What I Want, Sugarcane Juice Drinker, Call Me A Liar.

Margie Wienk
Plays with Will on: Ask Forgiveness (cello)
Known from: Fern Knight. Plays with Alec K. Redfearn, Damon & Naomi, Espers, In Gowan Ring and many more.

Jonathan Wilson
Plays with Will on: 
Known from: himself

Andrew WK
Live: Conan O'Brien's Late Night show 19/09/06, April 2007
Known from: himself, To Live and Shave in L.A.

Jonathan Wilson
Plays with Will on: Haggard Harper Bonnie 7" (guitars, moog bass), Bonnie & Mariee (guitar and percussion), Hummingbird (guitar)
Known from: himself, Five Star Studio, J. Tillman, Vetiver and many more

Suzanne Young
Plays with Will on: Ohio River Boat Song (chorus of women) from the Greatest Palace Music album.
Known from: Beverly Crawford, Judy Jacobs.

Azita Youssefi
Plays with Will: Bonny 2007 7", Wilding In The West, Beware (piano and synth)
Live: June/July 2005, October/November 2006, January/February 2007.
Known from: Scissor Girls, Azita.

Carrie Yury
Plays with Will: Will plays and sings with her on her EP "Mutter".
Known from: Dolce Volante.

Michael Zerang
Plays with Will on: Beware (percussion marimba drums and voice)
Live: June/July 2008.
Known from: himself, Peter Brotzman, Ken Vandermark, The Vandermark Quartet and many more.

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