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Billy Bragg’s American obsession – Mearns Leader

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

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Billy Bragg's American obsession
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Like many a British musician before him, Billy Bragg, bard of Barking, singer songwriter, political activist, and musical historian has made no secret of his obsession with the songs and the mythology of the Americas, not least those of his artistic ...
Review: Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, St George'sBristol24/7

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Interview: Why Billy Bragg joined the army! – Harrogate Advertiser – Harrogate Advertiser

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Interview: Why Billy Bragg joined the army! - Harrogate Advertiser
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Music interview: Billy Bragg on 'Shine A Light' - Yorkshire PostYorkshire Post

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Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg to play Wychwood Festival in Cheltenham in June – Gazette Series

Friday, January 20th, 2017

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Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg to play Wychwood Festival in Cheltenham in June
Gazette Series
WYCHWOOD Festival in Cheltenham has announced singer-songwriter Billy Bragg will be playing the main stage on Friday night. The festival which takes place June 2-4 also adds the likes of Beans on Toast, CC Smugglers, Big Boy Bloater, Trudy and the ...

Music interview: Billy Bragg on ‘Shine A Light’ – Yorkshire Post – Yorkshire Post

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Music interview: Billy Bragg on 'Shine A Light' - Yorkshire Post
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Interview: Why Billy Bragg joined the army! - Harrogate AdvertiserHarrogate Advertiser

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Billy Bragg back on track for Belfast gig – The Irish News – the Irish News

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

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Billy Bragg back on track for Belfast gig - The Irish News
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Left-wing troubadour Billy Bragg puts politics aside and delves into American history for his latest album. Ahead of his upcoming concert in the Ulster Hall, ...
7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including ones by Billy Bragg and ...News Guardian

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Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg is the lastest name to be announced at this year’s Wychwood Festival – This Is Wiltshire

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

This Is Wiltshire

Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg is the lastest name to be announced at this year's Wychwood Festival
This Is Wiltshire
ONE of the most inspiring protest singers to come out of the late 70s - Billy Bragg is now confirmed to play at the Wychwood festival in June. The singer-songwriter will play the main stage on the opening night, on Friday, June 2. With big hits such as ...

Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg is the lastest name to be announced at this year’s Wychwood Festival – Swindon Advertiser

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg is the lastest name to be announced at this year's Wychwood Festival
Swindon Advertiser
ONE of the most inspiring protest singers to come out of the late 70s - Billy Bragg is now confirmed to play at the Wychwood festival in June. The singer-songwriter will play the main stage on the opening night, on Friday, June 2. With big hits such as ...

Punk singer-songwriter Billy Bragg is the lastest name to be announced at this year’s Wychwood Festival – This Is Wiltshire

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

This Is Wiltshire

Punk singer-songwriter Billy Bragg is the lastest name to be announced at this year's Wychwood Festival
This Is Wiltshire
ONE of the most inspiring protest singers to come out of the late 70s - Billy Bragg is now confirmed to play at the Wychwood festival in June. The punk singer-songwriter will play the main stage on the opening night, on Friday, June 2. With big hits ...

Billy Bragg at Whitley Bay Playhouse leads the roots music round-up … – ChronicleLive

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

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Billy Bragg at Whitley Bay Playhouse leads the roots music round-up ...
ChronicleLive
Billy Bragg will be joined by Joe Henry for the concert while there's a host of other folk gigs to look forward to in the area.

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Billy Bragg to perform at Gloucestershire festival this summer … – Gloucestershire Live

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Gloucestershire Live

Billy Bragg to perform at Gloucestershire festival this summer ...
Gloucestershire Live
Punk protest singer Billy Bragg has been announced as the latest act to join the line-up for this summer's Wychwood Festival. One of the most inspiring protest ...
Punk singer-songwriter Billy Bragg is the lastest name to be ...Swindon Advertiser
Wychwood 2017 :: Billy Bragg, Trudy and the Romance...Music Festival News
Billy Bragg And Beans On Toast Among New Acts Announced For ...Stereoboard.com

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Why Billy stopped railing against politics to take a US train trip … – Belfast Telegraph

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Belfast Telegraph

Why Billy stopped railing against politics to take a US train trip ...
Belfast Telegraph
Ahead of his Belfast Waterfront gig, Billy Bragg puts politics aside and delves into American history for his latest album. He talks to Andy Welch about taking the ...

Bill Blagg thinks big with his illusions – Sioux Falls Argus Leader (blog)

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Sioux Falls Argus Leader (blog)

Bill Blagg thinks big with his illusions
Sioux Falls Argus Leader (blog)
Of course, it wasn't Billy Bragg. Instead, it's master magician/illusionist Billy Blagg. I felt it was important that I acknowledge my mistake to Blagg before the interview commenced. Luckily, he wasn't offended. In fact, he says this happens quite ...

MUSIC with GUY HENDERSON: Billy and Joe’s railroad trip back to era which shaped rock ‘n’ roll – Torquay Herald Express

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Torquay Herald Express

MUSIC with GUY HENDERSON: Billy and Joe's railroad trip back to era which shaped rock 'n' roll
Torquay Herald Express
BILLY Bragg and his friend and collaborator Joe Henry are at the Exeter Corn Exchange tonight. Like many a British musician before him, Billy Bragg has made no secret of his obsession with the songs and the mythology of the Americas, not least those of ...

Pop: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry at Union Chapel, N1 | Times2 | The … – The Times (subscription)

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Pop: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry at Union Chapel, N1 | Times2 | The ...
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Political songwriting comes alive in periods of upheaval, which is why Billy Bragg, Britain's favourite leftist firebrand protest singer, is having his moment once ...

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry review – American train tour pulls in to … – The Guardian

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

The Guardian

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry review – American train tour pulls in to ...
The Guardian
The songwriters' reprise of heartfelt US railroad folk classics offered a platform to examine today's divided society – and vent anger at what's coming down the ...
Billy Bragg, tour review: Railroad preacher Bragg calls for a change ...Evening Standard

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Billy Bragg, tour review: Railroad preacher Bragg calls for a change in destination – Evening Standard

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Evening Standard

Billy Bragg, tour review: Railroad preacher Bragg calls for a change in destination
Evening Standard
In his 60th year, Billy Bragg's heading for national treasure status. His latest album is a mature collection of traditional songs recorded during an epic train journey across America. Bragg's strummed duets at the Union Chapel with US songwriter Joe ...

Donald Trump inauguration TV listing goes viral – BBC News

Monday, January 16th, 2017

BBC News

Donald Trump inauguration TV listing goes viral
BBC News
A Facebook post by singer-songwriter Billy Bragg calling the listing a preview of things to come has been shared more than 125,000 times while Star Trek actor George Takei tweeted: "The Sunday Herald TV section wins today." Seth MacFarlane, creator of ...
Damien Love's TV highlightsHerald Scotland

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Interview: Billy Bragg – from meeting The Queen to US railroad songs – Harrogate Advertiser

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Interview: Billy Bragg - from meeting The Queen to US railroad songs
Harrogate Advertiser
The last time Billy Bragg's path crossed with Harrogate's he was still the earnest nasal-voiced leftie folk-punk singer of legend. But it's a persona he outgrew long ago, as audiences on his current UK tour with dapper American singer-songwriter Joe ...

Singer-songwriter Greg Trooper dead at 61 – The Tennessean

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

The Tennessean

Singer-songwriter Greg Trooper dead at 61
The Tennessean
Singer-songwriter Greg Trooper, whose songs have been recorded by Vince Gill, Robert Earl Keen, and Billy Bragg, died Sunday, two days after his 61st birthday and fewer than two years after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Trooper, born in ...

Award-winning show about singer Nick Drake comes to Forest Gate – Newham Recorder

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Newham Recorder

Award-winning show about singer Nick Drake comes to Forest Gate
Newham Recorder
Some well-known faces were also happy to take part including Billy Bragg, Jeremy Clarkson, Paul Whitehouse, Fearne Cotton, Martin Freeman and Noel Fielding. The personal and touching stories were then assembled an array of striking photos and ...

Russell Wangersky: Savour every small wonder – The Telegram

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Russell Wangersky: Savour every small wonder
The Telegram
(Look that one up and have a listen, especially the new version by Billy Bragg and Joe Henry.) But this is the start of a new year, and one of the things I think about, looking back over the last year, is how much I got to see and feel and taste, the ...

U2 used to take risks with opening acts — but not on this tour – MyStatesman.com

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

MyStatesman.com

U2 used to take risks with opening acts — but not on this tour
MyStatesman.com
An even better choice would be English singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, whose three decades of folk-rock-punk bona fides are exceeded only by his eloquence in speaking to audiences about important global issues. The point being that this wasn't the time ...

Letterkenny Trad Week marks the end of a long January – Donegal Now

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Letterkenny Trad Week marks the end of a long January
Donegal Now
Some of the world's leading musicians will perform, including Billy Bragg and Martin & Eliza Carthy from England, Julie Fowlis and Kris Drever from Scotland, Na Mooneys, Lynched and No Crows from Ireland and Joe Henry and Special Consensus from ...

Perfect cure for January Blues in Donegal – Donegal Democrat

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Perfect cure for January Blues in Donegal
Donegal Democrat
One of the strongest ever line-ups assembled in Donegal features Billy Bragg and Martin & Eliza Carthy from England, Julie Fowlis and Kris Drever from Scotland, Na Mooneys, Lynched and No Crows from Ireland and Joe Henry and Special Consensus from ...

Billy Bragg sings songs from the American railroad in York – Keighley News

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Keighley News

Billy Bragg sings songs from the American railroad in York
Keighley News
BILLY BRAGG performs with his latest collaborator Joe Henry at York Opera House on Tuesday, January 24. In March last year the pair, guitars in hand, boarded a Los Angeles-bound train at Chicago's Union Station looking to reconnect with the culture of ...