Billy Bragg & Joe Henry – Elmore Magazine

September 23rd, 2016

Elmore Magazine

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
Elmore Magazine
Each year, early in my radio career, I did full three and five hour shows with railroad songs. It seemed so natural, and the allure of these songs just seems to strike a popular chord with so many listeners, because they cut across all forms of roots ...
Review: Bragg and Henry shine on rail-inspired, recorded setWashington Post

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Riding the rails with Billy Bragg and Joe Henry – Philly.com

September 23rd, 2016

Riding the rails with Billy Bragg and Joe Henry
Philly.com
It's a common metaphor to claim that a song or an album takes the listener on a journey. But Shine a Light, the new album from Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, was created on a journey: The two singer-songwriters recorded the collection of early-20th-century ...

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry: Shine a Light review – Essex to Carolina … – The Guardian

September 22nd, 2016

The Guardian

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry: Shine a Light review – Essex to Carolina ...
The Guardian
Billy Bragg once toured the UK by British Rail, rocking up in cities with guitar in hand and loudspeakers on his shoulders. More than 30 years later, he boarded ...
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry – Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The ...musicOMH.com
Billy Bragg and Joe Henry ride the 'arc of history' with new album ...PW-Philadelphia Weekly

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Jason Isbell wins big, Billy Bragg draws laughs, praise at Americana Awards – CBC.ca

September 21st, 2016

CBC.ca

Jason Isbell wins big, Billy Bragg draws laughs, praise at Americana Awards
CBC.ca
Billy Bragg was the first foreign recipient of the spirit of Americana free speech in music award, and he thanked Nashville for its generosity to "wayward Englishmen." "Not only did you let Tom Hiddleston go out with Taylor Swift, you let him stand on ...
Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Billy Bragg, Bob Weir, Shawn Colvin, Jim Lauderdale Honored at Americana AwardsVVN Music
Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton and Margo Price Win Big at Americana ...Nashville Scene
Jason Isbell extends legacy at Americana Honors and AwardsThe Advocate
Wide Open Country -Los Angeles Times
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Music preview: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry hop a train for ‘Shine a Light’ – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

September 21st, 2016

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Music preview: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry hop a train for 'Shine a Light'
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Billy Bragg and Joe Henry needed two engineers to record “Shine a Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad”: one to set up the sound equipment and one to drive the train. The “field” referred to in the title is the train stations and ...

Album Review: Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Shine A Light: Field … – hotpress.com

September 21st, 2016

Album Review: Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Shine A Light: Field ...
hotpress.com
Your humble reviewer got very excited at the prospect of a new Billy Bragg album, given the geopolitical turmoil currently rocking the globe. But rather than a ...

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Album Review: Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad – hotpress.com

September 21st, 2016

Album Review: Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad
hotpress.com
Your humble reviewer got very excited at the prospect of a new Billy Bragg album, given the geopolitical turmoil currently rocking the globe. But rather than a collection of Bragg originals, Shine A Light sees the Bard of Barking revisiting a baker's ...

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Laying down tracks: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry take a railroad trip to … – The Guardian

September 21st, 2016

The Guardian

Laying down tracks: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry take a railroad trip to ...
The Guardian
It was the early hours of the morning, one night last March, when Billy Bragg and the American songwriter, singer and producer Joe Henry alighted from the ...
CD: Billy Bragg & Joe Henry - Shine a Light | New music reviews ...The Arts Desk

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry – PopMatters

September 20th, 2016

PopMatters

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry
PopMatters
Billy Bragg and Joe Henry are on a mission with their latest record to release the idea that not only did the times surrounding the foundation of the Great American Railroad mark for a great leap forward in travel for the world, but it also had a fair ...

Billy Bragg: “It’s an amazing way to see a country.” – Wanderlust

September 19th, 2016

Wanderlust

Billy Bragg: “It's an amazing way to see a country.”
Wanderlust
The idea was to reconnect with the traditional railroad songs in America, of which there are multitudes. The railroad had a massive effect on the lives of ordinary Americans. Between 1850 and 1950, it was the main mode of transport. This was also the ...

VIDEO: Billy Bragg joins campaigners for march in support of … – Dorset Echo

September 19th, 2016

VIDEO: Billy Bragg joins campaigners for march in support of ...
Dorset Echo
Billy Bragg joined campaigners in Dorchester marching in support of hospital services this afternoon.

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Billy Bragg makes tracks across the United States | Travel | The … – The Times (subscription)

September 17th, 2016

The Times (subscription)

Billy Bragg makes tracks across the United States | Travel | The ...
The Times (subscription)
America's idea of train travel is totally different from ours. There are some beautiful rail journeys in Britain, but the sheer size of the US adds an element of myth ...

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25 Years Ago: Billy Bragg Advises ‘Don’t Try This at Home’ – Diffuser.fm

September 17th, 2016

Diffuser.fm

25 Years Ago: Billy Bragg Advises 'Don't Try This at Home'
Diffuser.fm
On his sixth album, Don't Try This at Home, Billy Bragg continued to change things up, adding more colors to his sound, this time out with a little help from friends like former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr and members of R.E.M. Issued on Sept. 17 ...

Luke Bullen on Joe Strummer, Bryan Ferry, Billy Bragg and building his own studio – MusicRadar

September 16th, 2016

MusicRadar

Luke Bullen on Joe Strummer, Bryan Ferry, Billy Bragg and building his own studio
MusicRadar
“I saw Paul a few years ago, I was playing with Billy Bragg at the time and he mentioned that there might be a change of personnel which Bryan does quite regularly to mix things up a little bit. I said, yeah, give us a call if it happens. The Billy ...

Billy Bragg And Joe Henry On World Cafe : World Cafe : NPR – NPR

September 13th, 2016

NPR

Billy Bragg And Joe Henry On World Cafe : World Cafe : NPR
NPR
Billy Bragg and Joe Henry recorded much of their new album, Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad, during a four-day rail trip, ...

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The playlist: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry’s favourite travel songs – The Guardian (blog)

September 13th, 2016

The Guardian (blog)

The playlist: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry's favourite travel songs
The Guardian (blog)
Recorded while travelling across the US by train, Bragg and Henry's new album, Shine a Light, features songs made famous by Hank Williams, Lead Belly and more. Here they pick their favourite tracks for a road trip. 'If you live on the road, you better ...

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry bonded over tracks about trains – The Boston Globe

September 8th, 2016

The Boston Globe

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry bonded over tracks about trains
The Boston Globe
In March of this year, the British folksinger Billy Bragg and the American roots-music artist and producer Joe Henry boarded the Texas Eagle in Chicago, and rode the train along the longest passenger route in the country, through the American heartland ...

Watch Billy Bragg and Joe Henry Perform ‘Gentle on My Mind’ in a San Antonio Train Station (Exclusive) – Wall Street Journal (blog)

September 6th, 2016

Watch Billy Bragg and Joe Henry Perform 'Gentle on My Mind' in a San Antonio Train Station (Exclusive)
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Earlier this year, Billy Bragg and Joe Henry embarked on an unusual recording trip: They boarded a train in Chicago and over the course of several days and nearly 3,000 miles, they cut tracks at train stations along their way for an upcoming album ...

Billy Bragg Performs “There is Power in a Union” – Democracy Now!

September 5th, 2016

Democracy Now!

Billy Bragg Performs "There is Power in a Union"
Democracy Now!
The legendary folk singer and activist Billy Bragg performs "There is Power in a Union" in our Democracy Now! studio. TRANSCRIPT. This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: And we end this Labor Day special with Billy ...

Hundreds expected at Platt Fields picnic to celebrate life of tragic MP Jo Cox – Manchester Evening News

September 1st, 2016

Manchester Evening News

Hundreds expected at Platt Fields picnic to celebrate life of tragic MP Jo Cox
Manchester Evening News
A community picnic in south Manchester will be held this weekend in memory of MP Jo Cox who was tragically killed earlier this year. Legendary singer-songwriter Billy Bragg and folk singer Joe Solo will perform at 'Picnic in the Park' on Saturday to ...

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry combine for Shine a Light | Stuff.co.nz – Stuff.co.nz

August 28th, 2016

Stuff.co.nz

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry combine for Shine a Light | Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nz
Billy Bragg and Joe Henry have teamed up for a new album inspired by train journeys. Singer-songwriters and longtime friends Billy Bragg and Joe Henry ...

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Patti Smith, Zac Brown Band and Billy Bragg Head Up First Bluesfest 2017 Announce – Rolling Stone Australia

August 25th, 2016

Rolling Stone Australia

Patti Smith, Zac Brown Band and Billy Bragg Head Up First Bluesfest 2017 Announce
Rolling Stone Australia
Alongside Smith, this initial roster also includes chart-topping country music outfit, Zac Brown Band, British folk-punk activist Billy Bragg, blues legend Buddy Guy, gospel royalty Mavis Staples, folk-rockers The Lumineers, as well as Trombone Shorty ...

Patti Smith, Billy Bragg, Zac Brown Band for Bluesfest – Echonetdaily – Echonetdaily

August 23rd, 2016

Echonetdaily

Bluesfest line-up to feature Patti Smith, the Lumineers, Billy Bragg – The Australian

August 23rd, 2016

The Australian

Reaching for the converted: Billy Bragg still supports Jeremy Corbyn – Express.co.uk

August 23rd, 2016

Express.co.uk

Reaching for the converted: Billy Bragg still supports Jeremy Corbyn
Express.co.uk
Following a wave of support for the Scottish National Party and Ukip, Mr Bragg said that people were looking away from London for solutions, with Brexit perhaps "the surest sign that people no longer think Westminster represents their point of view ...