These days, he calls himself Bonnie “Prince” Billy. You might recognize him as Palace Brothers, or Will Oldham, or for the song of his that Johnny Cash covered. An enigma of the folk-rock world — The New Yorker calls him “one of the country’s most celebrated singer-songwriters” despite the fact that he’s never signed with a label — Bonnie “Prince” Billy is hard to find, easy to love, and impossible to dismiss (even if it’s been years since anyone’s had the chance to see him). Call him a DIY folkster with vintage vibes, country cred, and a voice as rich as death. Singing about bottomless heartache and cowboy philosophy, he’s here at MASS MoCA for an intimate and uncensored show this fall. The Louisville folk duo The Other Years warms up the house.
What To Expect
Get here early to check out the galleries of MASS MoCA, which New York Times says “…Is a weird and wonderful place. Its mission seems to be to appeal to everyone, both the entry-level art lover and the sophisticated one.” All Preferred Ticket holders receive free museum admission on the day of or day after the show.
If you choose Preferred Tickets, we’ll reserve the best seats in the house just for you right up front. A full bar will serve craft beer and local spirits throughout the show. Come early for dinner! In addition to a number of creative food options in downtown North Adams, right here on our campus Bright Ideas Brewery delivers mouthwatering pizzas to your table, Gramercy Bistro serves up a mean crab cake, and our museum café, Lickety Split, rolls out a concert menu that’s likely to include super juicy grilled beef or bean burgers, and crispy field greens salads.