I have to do this

If the world were to end tomorrow, there is only one thing I would want. I would want to make one more album.

Unfortunately, I have not been able to do that and it doesn’t look like I’d be able to at any time soon. At first it seemed like Xtra Mile would help, then it looked like Laura from Against Me was interested. Last but not least, Ryan Adams called me on the phone and we talked about what the world needed and what it didn’t need. It was one of the best days of my life. Like a lot of things, none of it worked out.

So here it is. All I have. They were supposed to be demos, and I hope you listen to these songs and imagine what they might have been if things had somehow gone a different course. I made them in my living room, unable to work or leave the country, with nothing else to do and with a compulsion to create…something.

Thank you for listening. It was really something.


Do you have “demo-lish”?

“Demo-lish” is a combination of 26 previously unreleased songs, demos and alternate takes/sessions of songs from some of my other albums. Pre-order here and get 2 songs (“Waiting” and “Breaking Through” right away): https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/demo-lish/id1028594046

Here’s a preview of “Waiting”:


New Robot for Sale

New robot for sale on eBay. “But I Don’t Know How” is 16X20″ oil on 3/4″ canvas. Ships internationally. Bidding starts at $50 and ends in 5 days. http://r.ebay.com/LRolpm

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Shows with Frank

Four shows with Frank Turner in May:


Billy the Kid Tour Dates

New Painting “Harbour”


25% of proceeds go to the National Adoption Center.

New Painting “Hope”


New painting “Hope” now on eBay. 25% of proceeds go towards the American Cancer Society.



New Music Video

Director Douglas Thomson and I made this music video in London a few months back. Check it out:

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Year Four

Well, that concludes year four of 31 Covers in 31 Days. Be sure to tune in/subscribe at http://www.youtube.com/billythekidofficial. Here’s a full list along with the links for all the videos from this year’s 31 Covers in 31 Days project. Thanks again for watching/sharing/commenting…you really help make it worthwhile!

Day 1: My Wrecking Ball by Ryan Adams

Day 2: Scared at Night by Kathleen Edwards

Day 3: Found Out About You by Gin Blossoms

Day 4: In the Garage by Weezer

Day 5: This Love by Taylor Swift

Day 6: Malibu by Hole

Day 7: I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie

Day 8: The Truth About Love by Blackpool Lights

Day 9: Pink Champagne by Kathleen Edwards

Day 10: Copied Keys by Kathleen Edwards

Day 11: The Only Thing by The Hold Steady

Day 12: Cat Heaven by Jets to Brazil

Day 13: World’s Greatest Haircut by Kaia

Day 14: Fade Into You by Mazzy Star

Day 15: Under the Streetlights by Northcote

Day 16: Jacksonville Skyline by Whiskeytown

Day 17: Helpless by Neil Young

Day 18: St. Swithin’s Day by Billy Bragg

Day 19: Chimes and Churchbells by Attack In Black

Day 20: Nothing to Prove by Chuck Ragan

Day 21: The Waiting by Tom Petty

Day 22: House Full of Empty Rooms by Kathleen Edwards

Day 23: Elephant by Jason Isbell

Day 24: Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

Day 25: Get Lost by Beach Slang

Day 26: Jackson Cage by Bruce Springsteen

Day 27: Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac (Sung in the style of Chrissie Hynde/Pretenders)

Day 28: Money Changes Everything by Cyndi Lauper

Day 29: Brooklyn by Jesse Malin

Day 30: I Was A Teenage Anarchist by Against Me!

Day 31: Thank You by The Descendents

27 Days 27 Days!


Songs these past 9 days include Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Cage by Bruce Springsteen, Get Lost by Beach Slang, Landslide by Fleetwood Mac, Elephant by Jason Isbell, House Full of Empty Rooms by Kathleen Edwards Page, The Waiting by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Nothing Left to Prove Chuck Ragan (Official), and Chimes and Church Bells by Attack in Black.

Tune in/subscribe here: http://www.youtube.com/user/billythekidofficial