Bill Callahan & Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Blind Date Party

On December 10, 2021, “Drag City” label released “Blind Date Party”, album by Bill Callahan and Bonnie “Prince” Billy. It was recorded in 2021, and was produced by Cooper Crain, Daniel Quinlivan and Emmett Kelly.   

Personnel:

  • Bonnie “Prince” Billy – vocals, guitar
  • Bill Callahan – vocals, harmonica, handclapping
  • Azita Youssefi – vocal, instrumentation, recording
  • Dead Rider / Todd Rittman – vocal, guitar / Andrea Faught – keyboards, trumpet / Matt Espy – drums
  • Six Organs of Admittance / Ben Chasny – guitar
  • Meg Baird – vocals, guitar
  • Cassis Berman – vocals, acoustic guitar, bass
  • Bill Mackay – vocals, acoustic guitar, requinto, engineer, mixing
  • David Pajo – vocals, guitar, instrumentation, engineer
  • Cory Hanson – vocals, guitar
  • Matt Sweeney – vocals, guitar, arranger
  • Richard Bishop – acoustic guitar
  • David Grubbs – vocals, electric guitar, organ, handclapping
  • Todd Rittman – vocals, guitar, bass, drums, engineer, mixing
  • Alasdair Roberts – vocals, guitar, synthesizer, cello, drum programming
  • Tyler Nuffer – steel guitar
  • Charlie Saufley – guitar
  • George Xylouris – vocals, bouzouki, lute, lyre, laouto, drums, bells
  • Cooper Crain – organ
  • Will Oldham – vocals, synthesizer
  • Tony Crow – keyboards
  • Ben Chasny – vocals, bass, drums, programming
  • Joshua Abrams – bass
  • Danny Kiely – bass
  • Evan Backer – bass guitar, drums
  • Greg Sweeney – drums
  • Brian Kotzur – drums, engineer
  • Ty Segall – instrumentation
  • Mick Turner – vocals, instrumentation
  • Matt Kinsey – vocals, instrumentation
  • Sean O’Hagan – vocals, instrumentation
  • Sean Sylvester – instrumentation, backing vocals
  • Drew Miller – saxophone
  • Rob Frye – tenor saxophone
  • Cheyenne Mize – fiddle, backing vocals
  • Heather Lockie – viola
  • Elsa Madeline Oldham – Jew’s harp
  • Jacob Duncan – woodwind
  • Elisa Ambrogio – vocals
  • Haley Fohr – vocals
  • Livy O’Hagan – backing vocals
  • Eli Crews – engineer
  • Michael Tully – artwork
  • Ethan Swan – design, booklet editor

Track listing:

  1. Blackness Of the Night – Cat Stevens, Yusuf Islam
  2. OD’d in Denver – Hank Williams Jr.
  3. I’ve Made Up My Mind – Dave Rich
  4. Red Tailer Hawk – The Other Years
  5. Wish You Were Gay – Billie Eilish
  6. Our Anniversary – Smog
  7. Rooftop Garden – Lou Reed
  8. Deacon Blues – Steely Dan
  9. I Love You – Jerry Jeff Walker
  10. Sea Song – Robert Wyatt
  11. I’ve Been the One – Little Feat
  12. Miracles – Johnny Frierson
  13. I Want to Go to the Beach – Iggy Pop
  14. Night Rider’s Lament – Michael Burton
  15. Arise, Therefore – Palace Music
  16. The Night of Santiago – Leonard Cohen
  17. The Wild Kindness – Silver Jaws
  18. Lost in Love – Air Supply
  19. She Is My Everything – John Prine

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