Meet Bonny Light Horseman

December 10, 2019

Meet December's Artist Discovery: Bonny Light Horseman

Eric D. Johnson, Josh Kaufman, and Anais Mitchell of Bonny Light Horseman

Introduction

Meet Bonny Light Horseman, the new folk supergroup consisting of singer/songwriters Anais Mitchell, Josh Kaufman, and Eric D. Johnson (of Fruit Bats). Their self-titled debut album is our Artist Discovery feature for December of 2019, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to them. Bonny Light Horseman is full of beautiful songs inspired by traditional folk tunes of the British Isles, and we know you’ll be amazed by the gentle harmonies, gorgeous songwriting, and soothing sound of this great debut work.

We asked band members Eric D. Johnson and Josh Kaufman a couple of questions to get to know them a little better – check out their answers!

Q & A

ERIC D. JOHNSON

What was the first album you ever owned on vinyl?

Men at Work, “Cargo”

Who is the first artist you remember listening to?

Boston

Where is your favorite place in the world?

Anywhere on the wild stretch of Pacific coast from Big Sur to Vancouver Island

Who or what influences your music?

Love, desire, the need to break free from desire, sense of place

What album do you play on repeat?

TOO MANY! Short list: Emahoy Tsegue-Mariam Guebru s/t collection, Brian Eno “Apollo Atmospheres”, Kris Kristofferson “Border Lord”

JOSH KAUFMAN

What is the best live show you’ve seen? 

Bob Dylan, 30th Anniversary Celebration

What was the first album you ever owned on vinyl?

“We Are the World” 45rpm

What have you been listening to lately?

Stevie Wonder and Sam Gendel and Joni Mitchell and Erin Rae

What is the craziest thing that’s happened to you on the road? 

Not that crazy but kinda funny… getting pulled over outside of Paris and having pot seized from my bandmates and I by Parisian drug dogs who were so sniffy and cute.

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