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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Nick Hasted, The Independent, 6 November 2001

THE MAN ON stage with the bulging barfly beard and ruffled scraps of remaining hair may not look much like royalty. But Bonnie "Prince" Billy, aka Will Oldham, is certainly among the aristocracy of the burgeoning movement of introspective, traditionally-rooted bands that currently form white America's main resistance to the cultural mainstream.

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