Radio and Other sessions


By Maurice Maes & Leo Meijer.
Here is a list of known sessions and their setlists.
If you know more, mail
me and I'll add them.
Thanks to Jonathan Moore.
Latest revision: 29/03/18


1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2018


1992

13/07/92 Cambridge, MA, WMBR (official released on Drag City Hour CD). The band is here.

i am a cinematographer
meaulnes
i send my love to you
you will miss me when i burn


1993

27/11/93 BBC Radio, John Peel Session (the band is here)

little blue eyes
the spider's dude is often there
goodnight mood
water


1994

08/06/94 Greater London Radio session, Will solo

come in
no more rides


29/07/94 BBC Radio, John Peel Session, Will solo
(recorded
05/06/94)

o how i enjoy the light (announced as "the houseboat")
trudy dies
the cross
the idol on the bar
stable will


31/08/94 VPRO Radio 3 Session

whither thou goest
meaulnes
i am a cinematographer
o how i enjoy the light
come in


03/09/94 Vara Radio 3, "Twee Meter Sessie"

cellar song
king me
come in
west palm beach
whither thou goest


1995

20/04/95 Santa Monica, KCRW, "Morning Becomes Eclectic" (The band is here)

west palm beach
drinking woman
merida
o paul
the butcher


07/07/95 BBC Radio, John Peel Session

i am a cinematographer
west palm beach
o how i enjoy the light
o lord are you in need


1996

21/05/96 Charlottesville, VA, WTJU FM, Will solo

more brother rides
work hard/play hard
the sun highlights the lack in each
merida
drinking woman
o lord are you in need
do what you will do
watch with me (one verse)
for the mekons et al


17/04/96 France Inter acoustic session, Will solo

the weaker soldier
disorder
do what you will do
o how i enjoy the light


1997

17/02/97 Melbourne, RRR

stablemate
black dissimulation
bolden-boke boy


??/04/97 Evanston, IL, WNUR, "Airplay"

black dissimulation
new pony
stable will
horses
tonight's decision (and hereafter)
i am a cinematographer
sugarcane juice drinker


1998

12/02/98 VPRO Radio 5, "De Avonden", Boxhead Ensemble (recorded 11/11/97)

Among others, Will played harmonica & melodica.
This was the first evening of the film screening tour through Europe for the movie
"Dutch Harbor: Where The Sea Breaks It's Back". They played untitled songs.
On the album "The Last Place To Go" are the songs "Introduction" and "Coastal Borders" from this session.


Will and Bryan Rich in Italy.

25/03/98 Roma, Radio Due, "Suoni & Ultrasuoni"

i am drinking again
black/rich tune

03/04/98 Milan, Radio Popolare


The free Will Oldham tour along record shops and radio stations. The recordshops dates can be found here.

02/10/98 Los Angeles, CA, KXLU Loyola Marymount University
03/10/98 Los Angeles, CA, KBLT
04/10/98 San Diego, CA, K10Z
08/10/98 San Francisco, CA, KUSF
09/10/98 Nevada City, NV, KVMR
10/10/98 McMinnville, OR, KSLC
10/10/98 Portland, OR, KPSU Portland State University
11/10/98 Seattle, WA, KCMU University of Washington
12/10/98 Olympia, WA, KAOS Evergreen State


02/10/98 Los Angeles, CA, KXLU Loyola Marymount University

madeleine-mary
nomadic revery (all around)
riding
private dancer (attempt)
take however long you want
i am a cinematographer
blue lotus feet
work hard/play hard
the weaker soldier
black dissimulation


04/10/98 San Diego, CA, K10Z

(i was drunk at the) pulpit
merida
o lord are you in need
stable will
horses
you will miss me when i burn
(thou without) partner
meaulnes
west palm beach
the brute choir
new partner
stablemate
you have cum (...)
no gold digger
disorder


08/10/98 San Francisco, CA, KUSF

song for the new breed
another day full of dread
ohio river boat song
three photographs (attempt)
all babies
new gypsy
antagonism
marriage
nomadic revery (all around)


10/10/98 McMinnville, OR, KSLC

death to everyone
nomadic revery (all around)
a minor place
song for the new breed
madeleine-mary
raining in darling
another day full of dread
i am drinking again
apocolypse, no!


10/10/98 Portland, OR, KPSU Portland State University

song for the new breed
new partner
death to everyone
(end of) travelling
(i was drunk at the) pulpit
raining in darling


11/10/98 Seattle, WA, KCMU University of Washington

when thy song flows through me
riding
polestar of my life
blue lotus feet
antagonism
viva ultra


12/10/98 Olympia, WA, KAOS Evergreen State

today i was an evil one (attempt)
the first noël, silent night (instrumentals, he didn't know he was on the air)
today i was an evil one
another day full of dread
nomadic revery (all around)
a minor place
(i was drunk at the) pulpit
every mother's son (attempt)
i tried to stay healthy for you
you will miss me when i burn
the risen lord
the gator
west palm beach


15/10/98 VPRO Radio 5, "De Avonden", Bonnie Prince Billy (recorded 13/06/98, the band is here)

polestar of my life
when thy song flows through me
i am the sky
blue lotus feet
door of my heart (broadcast 15/04/99)


30/10/98 Tallahassee, FL, WVSF

more brother rides
antagonism
the sun shines down on me
the risen lord
one with the birds
i am a cinematographer
apocolypse, no!
i see a darkness
die, die, my darling


04/11/98 Brave New World.Net

werner's last blues to blokbuster
come in
i see a darkness
watch with me
no gold digger


04/12/98 Charlottesville, VA, WTJU


18/12/98 Greater London Radio, Will solo

madeleine-mary
i see a darkness


1999

06/01/99 Studio Brussel, "Basta", Will solo

nomadic revery (all around)
new gypsy
jump in jump in, come in come in
the mountain

25/01/99 Studio Brussel, "Cucamonga", interview


26/01/99 Paris, Radio Inter, "Black Sessions". The first five songs are done solo by Will, the rest with the band.
The recording took place in Studio Charles Trenet. The band is
here.

black
i see a darkness
take however long you want
you will miss me when I burn
ohio river boat song
no such as what i want
stablemate
werner's last blues to blokbuster
death to everyone
a minor place
o let it be
one with the birds
antagonism
work hard/play hard
another day full of dread
the mountain
the parting glass


29/01/99 Ireland, Today FM (this is the recording date, some songs are still unbroadcast)

gulf shores
valentine's day


14/02/99 New Jersey, NJ, WFMU, Will solo.

i am the sky
nomadic revery (all around)
one with the birds
polestar of my life
i see a darkness
southside of the world
valentine's day
death to everyone
raining in darling
you will miss me when i burn
riding
merida
arise, therefore
old jerusalem
agnes, queen of sorrow
ohio river boat song


16/03/99 BBC Radio 1, John Peel Session (recorded 02/02/99)

i send my love to you
another day full of dread
stablemate
o let it be
what's wrong with a zoo ?


01/09/99 BBC Radio 1, Celebrating John Peel's 60th birthday (recorded 31/08/99)

dream of the sea
sweeter than anything
one with the birds
arise, therefore


2000

01/02/00 Norway, NRK P3, "Roxrevyen", Bonnie Prince Billy solo (recorded 31/01/00)

when thy song flows through me
polestar of my life (attempt)
apocolypse, no!
a minor place (broadcast 16/02)


03/02/00 VPRO Radio 5, "De Avonden", Bonnie Prince Billy solo part 1 (recorded afternoon 11/12/99)

2/15
little boy blue II
one with the birds
2 readings
dream of the sea
looming over me (reading)
nothing but the waves at night (reading)
careless love (reading)
nomadic revery (all around)
southside of the world
someone's sleeping
the same love that made me laugh

06/04/00 VPRO Radio 5, "De Avonden", Bonnie Prince Billy solo part 2 (recorded afternoon 11/12/99)

This second part has a lot of studio versions of songs and a lenghty interview, only one song and a reading
from the afternoon session:

little boy blue I
25

The Anomoanon and Will recorded "Meaulnes" as well, broadcast 07/02/01.


2001

15/02/01 BBC Radio, John Peel Session
(recorded
28/01/01)

when thy song flows through me
2/15 (announced as "jolly one")
rich wife full of happiness
beezle


04/04/01 Bologna, Radio Città del Capo

mrs. william
a minor place


29/06/01 Louisville, KY, WFPK, "Live Lunch" (the band is here)

today i was an evil one
dreaming my dreams
after i made love to you
death to everyone
one with the birds
mrs. william
may it always be
just to see my holly home
i see a darkness
a king at night
i just want to have something to do
64


11/08/01 Denver, CO, Radio 1190

barcelona
little boy blue II
new partner


13/12/01 Melbourne, 3PBS-FM, "Totally Wired"

i see a darkness
grand dark feeling of emptiness
you have cum...
dream of the sea
i am a cinematographer
2/15


2002

08/08/02 BBC Radio, John Peel Session, with David Heumann on piano, baritone guitar and voice
(recorded
24/04/02)

64 (announced as "jolly five")
arise, therefore
death to everyone
(i was drunk at the) pulpit


26/11/02 Istanbul, Radyo Eksen, Will solo

apocolypse, no! (attempt)
hard life
little boy blue I


28/11/02 Istanbul, Açik Radyo, "Ahtapotun Bahçesi", Will solo

master and everyone
more brother rides
barcelona
the risen lord
stable will
nomadic revery (all around)


13/12/02 Louisville, KY, WFPK, "Live Lunch", Will joins Suki Anderson's band to sing the
Etta James & Harvey Fuqua duet "If I Can't Have You".


2004

23/09/04 Melbourne, PBS FM, "Studio 5 Live"


2005

24/04/05 Charlottesville, VA, WTJU FM

memphis, tennessee
death in the sea
goat and ram


22/07/05 Louisville, KY, WFPK, "Live Lunch", "Lebowskifest Showcase 2005", Will sings a song from the
Big Lebowski soundtrack; "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)".


26/07/05 Whitesburg, KY, WMMT, Will is DJ-ing a program


01/09/05 BBC, Radio 1, Rob da Bank

buried treasure
goat and ram
four screams
idumea


2006

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

12/08/06
Minneapolis, MN, KCMP radio
13/08/06 Rock City, IL, Daytrotter Session
15/08/06 Kansas City, KS, Fox 4 TV (not sure about the name)
18/08/06 Rochester, NY, WBER Radio
18/08/06 Detroit, MI, WHFR Radio
21/08/06 Cleveland, OH, WCSB, Giraffes On Fire
22/08/06 Chicago, IL, WXRT, The Eclectic Company


12/08/06 Minneapolis, MN, KCMP radio

ebb tide
his hands
goodbye dear old stepstone


13/08/06 Rock City, IL, Daytrotter Session

the seedling
goodbye dear old stepstone
the sun highlights the lack in each
new partner


15/08/06 Kansas City, KS, Fox 4 TV

big friday
cold & wet


18/08/06 Rochester, NY, WBER Radio

An interview through the telephone.


18/08/06 Detroit, MI, WHFR radio

o let it be
i called you back
gulf shores


21/08/06 Cleveland, OH, WCSB, "Giraffes On Fire"

tell old bill
more brother rides
new partner
sweeter than anything
ohio river boat song


22/08/06 Chicago, IL, WXRT, "The Eclectic Company"

Jon Langford hosts the program and has Will as a guest who brings along the music.


19/09/06 New York, NY, NBC, Late Night with Conan O'Brien

With Matt Sweeney, Paul Oldham, Andrew WK and Jim White

strange form of life


07/10/06 Chicago, IL, WBEZ

big friday
wai
new partner
the seedling


24/10/06 "Poolside Chats with Neil Hamburger"
Chatting and playing.

the eagle and the hawk
the hangman
the risen lord


2007

08/06/07 Louisville, KY, WFPK, "Live Lunch"
The band is
here

a minor place
nomadic revery (all around)
i see a darkness
another day full of dread
death to everyone
knockturne
madeleine-mary
song for the new breed
today i was an evil one
black
raining in darling


2008

15/01/08 Louisville, KY, East Village Radio, "Root Hog Or Die"

Nathan Salsburg hosts the program and has Will as a guest who brings along the music.


22/06/08 Vienna, Radio 4FM, "Heartbeat"

Eva Umbauer interviewed Will.


25/06/08 Guelph, Ontario, CFRU, "Mich Vish Interracial Morning Show"

Mich Vish interviewed Will on the phone.


2009

12/01/09 New York City, WNYC, "Soundcheck"

you can't hurt me now
the brute choir


20/01/09 London, Resonance FM, "London Ear"

An hour of interview, playing and listening to older songs.

beware your only friend
missing one
big friday


16/02/09 Honolulu, HI, Live on KTUH

beware your only friend
strange form of life
face him
you can't hurt me now
how about thank you


27/02/09 Guardian, Music Weekly podcast
Interview


15/03/09 Rock City, IL, Daytrotter Session (put online on March 15, 2010)

careless love / even if love
81
where is the puzzle?
strange form of life


16/03/09 BBC, Radio 1, Rob da Bank (recorded at the Maida Vale studios)

keep eye on other's gain
then the letting go
i don't belong to anyone


18/03/09 Paris, Radio Inter, "White Session" (recorded 20/01/09)

how about thank you
face him
i see a darkness
strange form of life
i don't belong to anyone
the world's greatest
easy does it


23/03/09 NPR Music, "All Songs Considered"
Bonnie as guest DJ, talking about the new record and sharing some of his all-time favorite songs that have inspired
his own work over the years.


27/03/09 BBC2, Culture Show
Interview and one song (recorded at the Maida Vale studios)

you can't hurt me now


2010

28/09/10 Chicago, IL, WBEZ

troublesome houses
are you deceiving me?


12/10 Fogged Clarity Session

We Weather is a Doug Paisley cover

you will miss me when i burn
we weather
i am a cinematographer


2011


23/02/11 Guelph, Ontario, CFRU, "Mich Vish Interracial Morning Show"

Mich Vish interviewed Will on the phone.


08/03/11 Louisville, KY, WFPK, The Todd & Will Show

Todd and his pal and fellow critic & musician Will Oldham talk about a bunch of stuff plus DVD reviews including The Next Three Days,
The Walking Dead, Inside Job, Morning Glory, Four Lions, and Jackass 3 in which Will plays a Gorilla trainer.


13/05/11 Manic Organic radio

Interview by telephone


Bonny & Cairo played seven Floridian record stores will host free performances open to all.
All instore performances are at 7pm. Inbetween there are radio performances.

26/05/11 Tallahassee, FL, WVFS (3pm)
27/05/11 Jacksonville, FL, WJCT "First Coast Connect" (9am) (cancelled)
28/05/11 Orlando, FL, WPRK (3pm)
31/05/11 Miami, FL, WVUM (3pm)


26/05/11 Tallahassee, FL, WVFS

quail & dumplings
one with the birds (part)
you are lost
new whaling
black captain
wolf among wolves
we are unhappy
there is no god
i see a darkness


31/05/11 Miami, FL, WVUM

64
new partner
we are unhappy
island brothers
wai


12/10/11 Louisville, KY, WFPK, Wild & Wooley reviews

quail & dumplings


03/11/11 Paris, Le Trianon, Telerama session

quail & dumplings
cows
you asked me to


2012


25/01/12 London, Black Cab Session (# 100)

black captain
my nurse smelled like coconuts


06/05/12 London, BBC6, Cerys On 6

i can tell you're leaving
my husband's got no courage in him
riding


10/06/12 Olympia, WA, KAOS 89.3FM, Cottleston Pie

little boy blue
you remind me of something (the glory goes)
new whaling
i’ll be glad


12/06/12 Seatlle, WA, KEXP

whipped
night noises
i see a darkness
how about thank you


2013


25/01/13 Columbus, OH, WCBE, Global Village 2pm


27/01/13 Charleston, WV, Culture Center Theater, NPR Mountain Stage

o how i enjoy the light
we love our hole
screaming issue
you remind me of something


01/04/13 Berkeley, CA, KALX Radio Station Studio

strange form of life
wai
the seedling
so sad
omaha
devoted to you
milk train


06/04/13 Sacramento, CA, Capital Public Radio, Blue Dog Jam

what am i living for
my little yellow bird
milk train
the seedling
walking the dog


07/04/13 Santa Monica, CA, KCRW, Eric J. Lawrence show

empty boxes
love hurts


15/04/13 Philadephia, PA, NPR, World Cafe

milk train
omaha
devoted to you
it's all over


18/07/13 Kreative Kontrol, Vish Khanna on Music, Culture, and More, podcast

interview


01/11/13 Louisville, KY, LVAA Public

interview


2014


09/02/14 WHFR, The annual Mrs. Robinson Will Oldham Valentine Special 2014

interview


27/04/14 Sharing Needles with Friends

interview


30/04/14 What Happens Next 12 – Will Oldham likes Chinese Food

interview


10/07/14 West Texas Talk hosted by K. Yoland for KRTS

interview


23/09/14 Flirt FM 101.3 presents Feed Me Weird Things with Alan Meaney

interview


02/10/14 Kreative Kontrol, Vish Khanna on Music, Culture, and More, podcast

interview


28/10/14 BBC World Service Radio with John Coomarasamy

interview


2015


15/01/15 Fogged Clarity Session

recorded in his poor shelter in December 2014

leave me alone with these blues
will you miss me
it’s a sin to tell a lie
horses
interview


15/02/15 WHFR, Mrs. Robinsons Annual Valentine's show

interview


2016


18/01/16 Fogged Clarity Session

hunter's lullaby


11/02/16 Jersey City, NJ, WFMU, Imaginary Radio with Chris M.

intentional injury
66
the cross
interview


14/02/16 WHFR, Mrs. Robinsons Annual Valentine's show

interview


12/05/16 Nerds On Tour by Abraham Levitan, podcast (probably recorded earlier)

interview


21/05/16 CBS 'This Morning'

Josh Kaufman and Bonnie Prince Billy perform a Garcia/Hunter song

If I had The World To Give


2018

 

29/03/18 ArtxFM, 'Hundred Proof Fountain'

Joanne Shelley and Bonnie Prince Billy perform a Leonard Cohen song

Night Comes On



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