Bonnie "Prince" Billy performs in studio

Bonnie "Prince" Billy
Bonnie "Prince" Billy (Photo courtesy Baby Leg)

Will Oldham - aka Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - doesn't like sleeping with doors closed, and he doesn't like being too far from the ocean.

Nevertheless, the introspective singer-songwriter stopped in the Twin Cities along his tour of record stores to talk with Mark Wheat about his work as an actor and a musician, including performing in the acclaimed new film "Old Joy" and helping Johnny Cash record a cover of one of his songs. Oh, and he's shaved his trademark beard.

Songs performed: "Ebb Tide," "His Hands," and "Goodbye, Dear Old Stepstone."

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