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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy shares “Blueberry Jam” single/video

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy is back with a new single and video titled “Blueberry Jam.” The backstory to the song is pretty interesting and we’ll just let you read a chunk of Drag City’s entertaining press release about it:

Bonny Billy and Lady Billy were living on the rim of the active volcano Kilauea (way back in January, when Halema’uma’u was still a lava lake). They woke one morning to the news that a ballistic missile attack was underway, coupled with the advisory that they should “take immediate shelter” (?!). Thirty minutes later, the warning was rescinded, but not before some serious synapse paths were re-mapped. What could they do with such a soul-jostling? Fortunately, they had friends. Friends who had supplied them with THC-laced chocolate covered blueberries. Bonny sat down and scribbled out a paean to these blueberries, to all blueberries, then closed his notebook and that was that. A couple of weeks later, a call came from Chris Garcia, of the legal weed boutique Hi Fidelity in Berkeley. He wanted to open his shop in style, and thought that maybe a collab with the ‘Prince’ would help. Bonny re-opened the notebook and cranked out a jammer, a fruit-filled jammer to end all fruit-filled endeavors. He brought the song to Nashville where, under the guidance of dear friend and colleague David “Fergie” Ferguson, the song was brought to mouth-watering life. Also on hand to make dreams into reality were guitarist Matt Sweeney and drummer Pete Townsend. Back in Kentucky, Tim Morton conceived and executed the video clip that makes us, all of us, smile.

The song also helps answer the question “what rhymes with berry” and its sing-a-long video, directed by Tim Morton, is pretty entertaining too. Watch that below.

You can catch Bonnie Prince Billy on tour this fall, including two nights Brooklyn show at Murmrr Theatre on October 10 & 11 with The Other Years (tickets). Updated tour dates are listed below.

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Bonnie Prince Billy – 2018 Tour Dates
9/26/18 @ Duke University in Durham, NC^
9/27/18 @ Duke University in Durham, NC^
9/28/18 @ Baldwin Auditorium in Durham, NC
10/7/18 @ Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL
10/8/18 @ Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, OH
10/9/18 @ Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria, VA
10/10/18 @ Murmrr Theatre in Brooklyn, NY
10/11/18 @ Murmrr Theatre in Brooklyn, NY
10/13/18 @ Mass MOCA in North Adams, MA
10/14/18 @ One Longfellow Square in Portland, ME

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