We know far more about the prolific indie-folk songwriter than anyone did in 1993, when There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You caused a stir; a record by a previously unheard of group called Palace Brothers. The album had come out of Louisville, Kentucky and it was soon revealed that Brian McMahon, Britt Walford and Todd Brashear from indie rock band Slint were involved in playing on it.
But that didn't explain who wrote and sang these songs. An assumedly young man whose voice was devoid of pretence and backed up by lazily strummed pastoral banjo, unaffected guitars and loosely brushed drums.
As if figuring out his identity wasn't enough, his lyrics were deep and needed interpreting. This was a record that could keep a fan busy if they had the inclination, but it was nothing in comparison to what was to come over the next 21 years.
As Palace Brothers, Palace Music, Will Oldham and, most famously, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Will Oldham continues to deliver a raft of beautiful, gloomy, funny and poignant music at an impressive rate.
We're not trying to solve the mystery that surrounds this enigmatic artist or even give a definitive picture of who Will Oldham is. But we do hope to shed some light on an underappreciated songwriter who has a unique view of the industry in which he works and how he makes it work best for him.