posted May 25th, 2017

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's new release Best Troubador flips through the Merle Haggard songbook, landing on pages unmoored from their time and located anew. With such a prolific catalog of resplendent songs spanning a nearly fifty year career, Bonnie and the Bonafide United Musicians were tasked with undertaking the singular and unwavering creativity of such a figure. Best Troubador does just that, representing an earnest and faithful reworking of Haggard's great songs. Released on one of Merle's lesser known albums, 1996, "No Time to Cry" is a truly poignant and deft reinterpretation of Iris DeMent's ballad on loss and growing older. Bonny and Co. have released a peek behind the curtain with a "No Time to Cry" music video of images taken during the live recording sessions for Best Troubador!

Watch the video for "No Time to Cry" below! Plus, there's more! For the first time, both "Mama Tried" and "No Time to Cry" are now available to purchase as a digital single together on the Drag City site, iTunes and Bandcamp. So hit that download button and listen to both songs on your PC, Mac, iPhone, android, tablet or whatever!


Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy