posted April 24th, 2023

Shorty’s Ark, the collaborative effort between Will Oldham and graphic artist Lori Damiano, is now available! Based on the song by Oldham and musician Matt Sweeney from their Superwolves LP, this hardcover book for young readers draws inspiration from the story of Noah—showcasing a wild variety of species to inform and engage an equal variety of young minds with the diversity that can be found around this great planet of ours. Colorfully illustrating as many creatures and their places as possible, Shorty’s Ark is an earth-affirmative vision meant to stimulate the curiosity and passion of those who encounter it.

To celebrate the release of his first children’s book, Captain Bonny steers the ark and sets sail this Fall, docking in various cities across Texas, the Southwest and Northeast. Offering a unique live experience, featuring both classic songs from throughout his career as well as new material, BPB dutifully incorporates the interaction between artist and audience to construct a set of unforgettable performances.

Make haste, tickets go on sale this Wednesday, and procure a copy of Shorty's Ark before the flood overtakes us all!



5/10/23   Capital Ballroom   Victoria   British Columbia   Canada*   
5/11/23   St. James Community Square   Vancouver   British Columbia   Canada*   
5/12/23   The Wild Buffalo   Bellingham   WA*     
5/13/23   Neptune Theatre   Seattle   WA*     
5/14/23   Aladdin Theater   Portland   OR*     
5/15/23   Aladdin Theater   Portland   OR$     
7/11/23   Soiled Dove   Denver   CO^     
7/12/23   Soiled Dove   Denver   CO^     
7/13/23   The Armory   Fort Collins   CO^     
7/14/23   Lulu's Downstairs   Manitou Springs   CO^     
7/15/23   TACAW (The Arts Campus at Willits)   Basalt   CO^     
9/7/23   The Old Quarter   Galveston   TX#     
9/8/23   The Old Quarter   Galveston   TX#     
9/9/23   The Heights Theater   Houston   TX#     
9/11/23   Lightnin' Bar   Elgin   TX#     
9/12/23   Parish   Austin   TX#     
9/13/23   Parish   Austin   TX#     
9/14/23   The Texas Theatre   Dallas   TX#     
9/15/23   Lonesome Rose   San Antonio   TX#     
9/16/23   The Crowley Theatre   Marfa   TX 
10/1/23   Rialto Theatre   Montreal   Quebec   Canada
10/17/23   191 Toole   Tuscon   AZ&     
10/18/23   Musical Instrument Museum   Phoenix   AZ&     
10/19/23   Coconino Center for the Arts   Flagstaff   AZ&     
10/20/23   Fusion 708   Albuquerque   NM&   
10/21/23   Taos Center for the Arts   Taos   NM&     
10/22/23   San Miguel Chapel   Santa Fe   NM&     
11/14/23   25 Carrick   Pittsburgh   PA   
11/19/23   Jefferson Theatre   Charlottesville   VA   


*w/ Patricia Wolf
$w/ Michael Hurley
^w/ Faun Fables
#w/ Myriam Gendron
&w/ Laurel Premo

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy