Archive for January, 2013

CBA’s Billy Bragg (Providence) and Zack McDermott (Clemson) announce their … – The Star-Ledger – NJ.com (blog)

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

CBA's Billy Bragg (Providence) and Zack McDermott (Clemson) announce their ...
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)
CBA teammates Billy Bragg and Zack McDermott announced their college plans on Thursday. Bragg, one of the top distance runners in the state, is headed to Providence. McDermott is going to attend Clemson. Bragg, who visited Providence this past ...

Oliver Cross: Centre stage for heartening celebration of common man – Yorkshire Evening Post

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Yorkshire Evening Post

Oliver Cross: Centre stage for heartening celebration of common man
Yorkshire Evening Post
This time, in Britain at least, it seems to come down to Billy Bragg, who unfortunately fails to fill me with joy, and the Leeds-based Red Ladder theatre company. Which is disappointing, although Red Ladder at least gives you some very good jokes and ...

Tales of the unexpected from a ’21st century troubadour’ – This is Bath

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

This is Bath

Tales of the unexpected from a '21st century troubadour'
This is Bath
With the political edge of Billy Bragg, the romance of David Gray and the Celtic lyricism of the Waterboys, Andy is a fully paid up 21st Century Troubadour .... which is also happens to be the title of his new semi autobiographical book. ​. An often ...

Cooking Vinyl signs Moyet services deal – musicweek.com

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

musicweek.com

Cooking Vinyl signs Moyet services deal
musicweek.com
The news comes after Cooking Vinyl confirmed a global services deal for Billy Bragg's upcoming album Tooth & Nail - his latest release in a 20-year relationship with the label. Advertisement. Tags: Cooking Vinyl, releases, signings, alison moyet ...

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Music Box: Laurie Anderson teams up with Kronos Quartet for show at Smith … – CapitalGazette.com

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Music Box: Laurie Anderson teams up with Kronos Quartet for show at Smith ...
CapitalGazette.com
Harris was prominently featured in the 2003 PBS television series “The Blues” directed by Martin Scorsese. Harris has collaborated with the late Malian musician Ali Farka Toure (“Mississippi to Mali”), and with Billy Bragg and Wilco (“Mermaid Avenue ...

Nic Jones honoured as folk singer of the year – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Telegraph.co.uk

Nic Jones honoured as folk singer of the year
Telegraph.co.uk
Billy Bragg was awarded the Roots Award - awarded in recognition of an outstanding contribution to Folk Music from a Grass Roots level upwards; Shetland fiddler Aly Bain and English folk/rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Roy Harper were given ...
Nic Jones wins at Radio 2 folk awardsBBC News
Nic Jones: From coma to folk music's greatest comebackThe Independent
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards recognises Scots legendsScotsman (blog)
The Guardian (blog) -Contactmusic.com
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Caledonian singalong – Glasgow Evening Times

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Caledonian singalong
Glasgow Evening Times
Billy Bragg was awarded the Roots Award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to folk music from a grass roots level upwards. Shetland fiddler Aly Bain and English folk/rock singer, songwriter and guitarist Roy Harper were also given Lifetime ...

Nic Jones – Nic Jones Wins Top Trophy At Bbc Radio 2 Folk Awards – Contactmusic.com

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Contactmusic.com

Nic Jones - Nic Jones Wins Top Trophy At Bbc Radio 2 Folk Awards
Contactmusic.com
It's been great. Also, I'd like to thank my ultimate nurse, my wife Julia." Other big winners included Billy Bragg, who was honoured for his contribution to traditional music, as well as fiddle player Aly Bain, Roy Harper and songwriter Dougie MACLean ...

Nic Jones: From coma to folk music’s greatest comeback – The Independent

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

The Independent

Nic Jones: From coma to folk music's greatest comeback
The Independent
Billy Bragg, Roy Harper and Kathryn Tickell were among those honoured at the awards, which can be viewed at www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/ or via the BBC Red Button from Thursday night. The Radio 2 Folk Award 2013 winners: Folk Singer of the Year. Nic Jones ...

POZ Playlist: The Menzingers, Broadway Calls, Silver Snakes – PropertyOfZack

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

POZ Playlist: The Menzingers, Broadway Calls, Silver Snakes
PropertyOfZack
Kind of sounds like Billy Bragg with a full rowdy band behind him, even though they're only a trio. Comadre - S/T These guys are some of our best friends and have been since before broadway calls even existed. This is a real DIY band and they continue ...

Billy Bragg Announces June Live Shows To Support New Album ‘Tooth & Nail’ – Stereoboard.com

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Billy Bragg Announces June Live Shows To Support New Album 'Tooth & Nail'
Stereoboard.com
Billy Bragg Announces June Live Shows To Support New Album 'Tooth & Nail' Billy Bragg has announced a handful of live shows to support his first new studio album in five years, 'Tooth & Nail'. Image 'Tooth & Nail' will be released on Cooking Vinyl ...

Music of west Dorset’s Billy Bragg is honoured – Bridport and Lyme Regis News

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

The Guardian

Music of west Dorset's Billy Bragg is honoured
Bridport and Lyme Regis News
11:00am Wednesday 30th January 2013 in Bridport. OUTSTANDING WORK: Billy Bragg talks to Toby Corren as he works with B Sharp. West Dorset-based Billy Bragg is to be honoured at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for his contribution to traditional music.
Nic Jones honoured as folk singer of the yearTelegraph.co.uk
Nic Jones wins at Radio 2 folk awardsBBC News
Nic Jones: From coma to folk music's greatest comebackThe Independent
Scotsman (blog) -The Guardian (blog) -Contactmusic.com
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Music stars from the ’90s stage a comeback – Daily Trojan Online

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Music stars from the '90s stage a comeback
Daily Trojan Online
Folk-punk godfather Billy Bragg is back with his first studio album after five years. Tooth & Nail finds Bragg taking on a different direction from his usual political route, and getting in touch with his inner … Sherpa? In a press release for the ...

Last Shop Standing To Be The Official Film Of Record Store Day 2013 – Plug In music

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Plug In music

Last Shop Standing To Be The Official Film Of Record Store Day 2013
Plug In music
Hear from over 20 record shop owners and music industry leaders such as Tony Wadsworth as well as musicians including Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, Billy Bragg, Nerina Pallot, Richard Hawley and Clint Boon as they all tell us how the shops ...

New Album Review: K-os, BLack on BLonde (Universal) – Montreal Gazette (blog)

Monday, January 28th, 2013

New Album Review: K-os, BLack on BLonde (Universal)
Montreal Gazette (blog)
Overall, his vision of what constitutes “rock” is as personal as his organic hip-hop expression, with shout-outs to Chicago, ABBA, Billy Bragg, Billy Joel and a big, big Neil Young sample in Play That Game. The Dog Is Mine is fun in its demo rawness ...

Johnny Marr on the Smiths, ‘The Messenger’ and Going Solo After All These Years – TIME

Monday, January 28th, 2013

TIME

Johnny Marr on the Smiths, 'The Messenger' and Going Solo After All These Years
TIME
... works of The Smiths (of which he was a founding member), The The, Electronic, the Cribs, and Modest Mouse. He's collaborated with artists ranging from Eddie Vedder to Oasis to Billy Bragg to Talking Heads and helped write the score for the film ...

Woody Guthrie’s story retold thanks to Johnny Depp – Scotsman (blog)

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Scotsman (blog)

Woody Guthrie's story retold thanks to Johnny Depp
Scotsman (blog)
Without Woody, even though he never had a hit record, even though there are only two film clips of him playing, Springsteen's anthems to the common man might be less assured, Billy Bragg's protest songs less confident. Woody Guthrie didn't sell many ...

5 Things: Drageoke, Death Panel #13 and Bodywork Open House – Patch.com

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

5 Things: Drageoke, Death Panel #13 and Bodywork Open House
Patch.com
Head to LaunchPad for Death Panel #13: Prose and Punx, a reading series with special musical guest Spookyhoot (Folk punk in the vain of Billy Bragg and the New Dress). Pay what you wish, 8 p.m. 721 Franklin Ave. bet. Park and Sterling. 3. Feel better.

West Dorset musician Billy Bragg bags folk music award – Dorset Echo

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

West Dorset musician Billy Bragg bags folk music award
Dorset Echo
WEST Dorset musician Billy Bragg is to be honoured at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for his contribution to traditional music. The musician and activist, who began his musical career in punk band Riff Raff, will be presented with the 'roots award' at the ...

Shore Conference Championships boys preview-Christian Brothers favored to … – The Star-Ledger – NJ.com (blog)

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Shore Conference Championships boys preview-Christian Brothers favored to ...
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)
One thing to keep in mind is that several big stars won't be competing, like Rob Napolitano of RBC, Chris Marco and Kyle Kroon of Toms River South, and Billy Bragg of CBA. Napolitano is sticking to his race plan for the season as he prepares to run the ...

Radio 2 Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement recipients revealed – musicweek.com

Friday, January 25th, 2013

musicweek.com

Radio 2 Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement recipients revealed
musicweek.com
Aly Bain, Roy Harper and Dougie Maclean will perform during the ceremony as well as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Billy Bragg and Scottish folk acts Treacherous Orchestra, Karine Polwart and Lau. The event will also include the presentation of the BBC Radio 2 ...

Comment is Fred: The Song of Angry Men – Varsity Online

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Comment is Fred: The Song of Angry Men
Varsity Online
And yet, I still know all the words to the (Billy Bragg version) Internationale. I sing it in the shower. And when it came to watching Les Miserables, which I found passably entertaining throughout, I suddenly found myself weeping not at Anne Hathaway ...

Bingo Players No. 1 on iTunes – BingoSupermarket

Friday, January 25th, 2013

BingoSupermarket

Bingo Players No. 1 on iTunes
BingoSupermarket
Bingo Hand Job was the fake number that REM used at the Borderline in March 1991 where Mr Stipe took the name the Reverend Bingo and Billy Bragg was simply called Conrad. Chances are that neither the Bingo Players tune nor any from Bingo Hand Job ...

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Review: ‘Let Fury Have the Hour’ doc features artistic protest – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Review: 'Let Fury Have the Hour' doc features artistic protest
Los Angeles Times
Musicians such as Tom Morello, Billy Bragg, MC5's Wayne Kramer, hip-hop turntablist DJ Spooky, Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hütz and rapper Chuck D; playwright Eve Ensler, novelist Edwidge Danticat, poet and lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-rights activist ...

Billy Bragg Details New Album, New Song & Tour – ThePunkSite.com

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

ThePunkSite.com

Billy Bragg Details New Album, New Song & Tour
ThePunkSite.com
Billy Bragg Legendary UK singer-songwriter Billy Bragg has unveiled details for Tooth & Nail, his first studio album in five years and tength overall. The album will be available on March 19th through Dine Alone Records. The album, which was recorded ...