“Our names are Sals and Bonnie, two rounder boys you know”: In which the intrepid Louisville duo gamely paddle forth to explore two Kentucky creeks, singing an ode to Beargrass and meeting their match in two hitchhiking, car-riding young ladies of the Cigarette Crew.

Paradise of Bachelors is honored to shepherd unto your ears and hearths this charming first recorded artifact by revered songwriter, singer, and actor Bonnie “Prince” Billy (né Will Oldham, aka Palace BrothersSongs, and/or Music) and Nathan Salsburg, curator of the Alan Lomax Archive and distinguished writer, solo guitarist, and accompanist to Joan Shelley and guitar partner of James Elkington (see also their Ambsace album, PoB-21.)

Historians and statisticians may note that this untitled treble-jewelled travelogue, moving and amusing in equal measure (and available in a limited edition of 2000), is our second official Record Store Day release and third collaborative 7” Extended Play record, following in the formidable footsteps of Hiss Golden Messenger and Elephant Micah (PoB-04) and Messrs. Mike Cooper and Derek Hall (PoB-25) (both of which are now on sale for only $4 each.)

So grab a paddle and hop in. Visit your favorite local record merchant on April 22, and for an advance taste, stream or download “Wallins Creek Girls,” Bonny and Nathan’s playful version of the Dawson “Little Daw” Henson number (the original Dawson’s creek.)

 

Available Only on Record Store Day:  Local Record Stores

Download/Stream: “Wallins Creek Girls” (see also below)

 

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Mike Cooper & Derek Hall

Out of the Shades

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This delightful 45rpm 7″ EP, featuring a heavy-duty full-color board jacketfull-color labels, and notes by the artists, is available for purchase exclusively on Record Store Day, April 22, 2017, in-person at participating brick-and-mortar shops. Please feel free to request it in advance from your favorite local shop, so they can place the necessary order with Secretly Distribution. Check out the trailer above (thanks to Duckworks for the Bonnieography.)

If you’re constitutionally unable to brave the RSD stimulations, we understand—we will also offer a small number of copies for sale from our website to coincide with the release of the digital version of the album on June 9, 2017.

 

 

 

 

Press Acknowledgments

Acclaim for Bonnie “Prince” Billy:

His intelligent, huge-hearted outpourings showcase Americana at its very best.

– The Quietus

Oldham is perhaps the greatest of human singers, in that he sounds like a real person.

– Pitchfork

Acclaim for Nathan Salsburg:

One of those names we’ll all associate with American folk guitar.

– NPR Music

Wherever Salsburg goes, it’s always a pleasure.

– Aquarium Drunkard