Our own Phillip Roffman told you that Bonnie Prince Billy, the man born Will Oldham, was a busy guy. Proof? As he preps to begin his Free Florida tour on Wednesday, Billy-boy has just released the video for his charity song (or charitable song) There Is No God [resists Rapture humor] with the talented support of members of The Cairo Gang and others.
Scenes of life along southern swamplands do their part to bring attention to the reason for this charity offering. Profits will be donated to Save Our Gulf and the Turtle Hospital to support both organizations efforts to help preserve and protect the Gulf-area waterways upon which so much variety of life depends. With all the crazy weather thats been hitting the region lately (not to mention oil spills), there is no better time to show support for these worthwhile causes.
The song is to be backed with the track God Is Love, making the charity effort a one-two punch of conflicting theological beliefs with similar messages: faith, whether in people or in God, is what is going to get us through the rough stuff. You can watch and listen to the video for There Is No God below, and do your part by picking the release up on June 21st via Drag City. Check Bonnie Prince Billy out on tour on the dates below.
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy 2011 Tour Dates:
05/23 – Chicago, IL @ Jay Pritzker Pavilion? *
05/25 – Penascola, FL @ Revolver Records (Free In-Store)? *
05/26 – Gainesville, FL @ Hear Again Music & Movies (Free In-Store)? *
05/27 – Augustine, FL @ Budget Records Saint (Free In-Store)? *
05/28 – Orlando, FL @ Park Ave CDs (Free In-Store)? *
05/29 – Tampa, FL @ Mojo Books & Music (Free In-Store) *
05/30 – Lauderdale, FL @ Radio-Active Records Fort (Free In-Store) *
05/31 – Miami, FL @ Sweat Records (Free In-Store) *
07/22 – Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Festival
09/27 – Nelsonville, OH @ Stuart’s Opera House
09/30 – Asbury Park, NJ @ ATPs Ill Be Your Mirror
10/02 – Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere
10/04 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
* = w/ The Cairo Gang