18 Days

18 days in to year four of 31 Covers in 31 Days. Tune in/subscribe at: http://www.youtube.com/billythekidofficial.

The last 9 days covers: St. Swithin’s Day by Billy Bragg, Helpless by Neil Young, Jacksonville Skyline byWhiskeytown, Under the Streetlights by Northcote, Fade Into You by Mazzy Star, World’s Greatest Haircut by Kaia Wilson, Cat Heaven by Jets to Brazil, The Only Thing by The Hold Steady and Copied Keys byKathleen Edwards Page


9 days later

Sooooo we are 9 days in to year four of 31 Covers in 31 Days. Rather than post all the videos and slow up the internet, I’m just going to post the link this year and recommend that you tune in/subscribe at http://www.youtube.com/billythekidofficial.

So far covers include Scared at Night by Kathleen Edwards, My Wrecking Ball by Ryan Adams, Found Out About You by Gin Blossoms, Malibu by Hole, This Love by Taylor Swift, In the Garage by Weezer, I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie, The Truth About Love by Blackpool Lights and Pink Champagne by Kathleen Edwards.


31 Covers in 31 Days + New Shirts

Well, another year…another 31 cover videos!!!

This will be the fourth year of me making 31 Cover Videos in 31 Days. Am I crazy or something!?

Check them out here on the Videos page.

In other news, got some shows with Chuck Ragan (the Shows section says only one in Nashville although I *may* be loitering around at his Chicago and Cleveland shows as well) and there are two new shirts in the merch section. All shirt sales go towards the purchase of an affordable digital keyboard that will hopefully make it in some of the YouTube videos! Don’t forget about that donate button too hehe 😉

Merry New year everybody, hope to see you real soon <3


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Laura Jane Grace

Laura Jane Grace from AGAINST ME! is the shit. So so so so so happy to be reunited and get to play a couple shows with this beautiful human. Also…What great cities to visit! See ya there, America…

27-Dec Napa, CA City Winery Napa  BUY TICKETS HERE

 28-Dec San Francisco, CA Slim’s  BUY TICKETS HERE
30-Dec Chicago, IL Double Door 28-Oct 1-Nov BUY TICKETS HERE


Against Me!/Northcote Tour Art Drive

Hi all.

Gearing up for the Against Me! and Northcote tour dates in the UK (dates posted below). I managed to get myself a flight there…but don’t yet have a flight home! And with that, once again I turn to art…

Every day I will be posting one (or more) paintings to right here. Be sure to subscribe to Facebook.com/BillytheKid or Twitter.com/BillyPettinger to be the first to know when the painting(s) of the day has been posted.

Have a good week,


1. Riverbank – SOLD

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2. Cobble Stone Road – SOLD


3. Meet Me At the Riverbank and Tell Me I’m Yours – SOLD

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4. Break – SOLD

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5. Quiet – SOLD

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New Video and Vinyl Pre-Order


New video for the song “Riverbank” made by Ben Morse and starring Matteo Oxley and I up now:

Also, you can now pre-order the limited edition vinyl run of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. Only 300 were pressed and they each come with a signed limited edition print of a Horseshoes OR a Hand Grenade…who knows which one you’ll get! Place your order here.


More Shows

More shows! This time with our ol pal Northcote. Here is the schedule for November so far…UK you’re gonna get sick of me!

Some new videos over on the YouTube page as well. Check ’em out.

13 Bristol @ Bierkeller
14 Birmingham @ O2 Academy 2
15 Glasgow @ King Tuts
16 Leeds @ TBA
17 Portsmouth @ Wedgewood Rooms
18 Manchester @ Academy 2
19 London @ Electric Ballroom

22 Bristol @ Birdcage
23 London @ Brixton Windmill
24 Manchester @ Gullivers
25 Leeds @ Brudenell
26 London @ Our Black Heart

Billy the Kid and Northcote Tour Dates in the UK

Billy the Kid and Northcote Tour Dates in the UK

Shows with Against Me

Billy the Kid and Against Me shows in the UK

Very happy to be playing some shows with Against Me! Check out the Tour Dates page for Ticket links.

Stream and Read

In case you missed it any of them, here are all the stories behind the songs on Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, as well as a Soundcloud link where you can listen to the entire album. Enjoy <3


Horseshoes & Hand Grenades…It’s Out!!!

It has been a very exciting week of New Album Release-related stuff. I can’t believe all the great feedback and reviews. Thank you everyone who took the time to send a message, repost or retweet about the album and share the videos and the links. I posted this on Facebook a few days ago but thought I would put it up here as well in case anyone missed it. Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart…

If you’ve been hanging around here awhile, you know how much work went in to the pre-order campaigns for the last two albums, “Ours” and “Stars, Exploding”. For the first time in my whole life, I had some help in the form of a label when it came to recording. That label is Xtra Mile. For the first time in my life, I’m a little nervous…Whereas in the past, we have (you people on here and myself) collectively financed the recording process, Xtra Mile took a gamble on me and now it’s up to us to show them they made the right decision. I hope to keep working with them for a long time, and the only way to ensure that is if you guys buy this thing. So please, if you feel the urge or ever wanted to help, buy this album! Buy multiple copies and give them to people even haha. Share the songs, share the links and videos and keep being the team players you’ve been for me since day one. Now is not the time to take it easy. We gotta work harder than ever. Cause it’s not just us anymore…there’s a whole family involved. Help us help one another, and please, keep buying music.
Thank you.

If you still need a copy (or fancy buying a copy for a friend or gift), here are the links:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/BillyTheKid-iTunes

Physical: http://www.xtramilerecordings.com/Shop/DownloadDetails?rid=XMR_RE_146