23 Aug

Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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Bonnie “Prince” Billy
Live at The Everyman
Support by Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O’Leary

Acclaimed American songwriter Bonnie “Prince” Billy performs at The Everyman for the first time as part of his August 2024 Irish Tour following the release of forthcoming album Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You.

Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You (due 11 August via Domino) presents simply – an album made as it was meant to be heard, in a room. The sound of people together – a sound we’d so recently feared that we’d lost – playing, communing, strings and wood and keys and voices singing. KSWDY is sung along easily and happily within time, BUT… is it family portrait or fairy tale? How does it think the world was made, and will end?

Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You was recorded in Louisville by Nick Roeder, featuring Sara Louise Callaway on violin, Kendall Carter on keys, Elisabeth Fuchsia on viola and violin, Dave Howard on mandolin, Drew Miller on saxophone and Dane Waters’ voice. The presence of so many local players and music educators in the band lends not only to a flow of moments so fluidly encompassing of a wide range of musics from classical to Japanese acid folk and elsewhere, but perhaps even more importantly, to the sense of community, heredity and the triumph of inheritance that is the marrow and life blood of this music.

Bonnie unveils the first KSWDY teaser with a video for ‘Bananas’, a blue ballad of devotion, doubly crossed with mystery and mischief. Over spartan guitar figures reminiscent of the now-classic Master and Everyone production style, Bonnie’s call-n-response with Dane Waters passes the love around until flowers bloom forth from the desert, cracks in the sidewalk, Mars.

Ticket €36

Running time TBC min | Interval

Age recommendation 15A

Trigger Warnings None