Archive for the ‘Billy Bragg News’ Category

No bar on music behind bars – The Daily Star

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

No bar on music behind bars
The Daily Star
Billy Bragg founded Jail Guitar Doors, a scheme that has sent around 350 guitars to prisons since 2007. Most were steel-stringed, he said. “As an incentive to engage in rehabilitation individual access to steel strung guitars can really help the ...

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Bragg wins battle to reverse prison guitar ban – Herald.ie

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Bragg wins battle to reverse prison guitar ban
Herald.ie
Bragg, who started the Jail Guitar Doors initiative in 2007 as means of helping prisoner rehabilitation through sourcing guitars for prisons, said: "As an incentive to engage in rehabilitation, individual access to steel-strung guitars can really help ...

Odds & Ends: Justin Bieber, Morrissey, Pulp, Billy Bragg – Pollstar

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Odds & Ends: Justin Bieber, Morrissey, Pulp, Billy Bragg
Pollstar
Actor Orlando Bloom almost punches Justin Bieber … Morrissey's ex-security guard claims his employer's tour manager wanted him to hurt a fan … Film doc about Pulp to sneak preview in New York … Steel-stringed guitars to be allowed in British prisons ...

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Protest singer Billy Bragg has overturned ban on steel string guitars in prison – Mirror.co.uk

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Mirror.co.uk

Protest singer Billy Bragg has overturned ban on steel string guitars in prison
Mirror.co.uk
Protest singer Billy Bragg has helped overturn a government ban on steel-strung guitars in prison. The activist joined politicians and fellow musicians, including former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, calling for inmates to be allowed to use guitars ...
Billy Bragg Helps Reintroduce Guitars Into British PrisonsBillboard
Billy Bragg campaign overturns prison ban on steel-string guitarsTelegraph.co.uk
Billy Bragg campaign successfully sees prisoners allowed steel-string guitarsNME.com
International Business Times UK -Gigwise
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Prison book ban: Grayling faces flood of books as campaigners step up protest – Yahoo News UK

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Yahoo News UK

Prison book ban: Grayling faces flood of books as campaigners step up protest
Yahoo News UK
The U-turn followed an outcry from high profile musicians, including folk guitarist Billy Bragg and former Smiths member Johnny Marr. "As an incentive to engage in rehabilitation, individual access to steel-strung guitars can really help the atmosphere ...

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Billy Bragg campaign overturns prison ban on steel-string guitars – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Telegraph.co.uk

Billy Bragg campaign overturns prison ban on steel-string guitars
Telegraph.co.uk
Billy Bragg campaign overturns prison ban on steel-string guitars. Billy Bragg, Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour and The Smiths' Johnny Marr among those who have helped to reverse a Government decision to ban steel-string guitars in prison. Billy Bragg ...
Protest singer Billy Bragg has overturned ban on steel string guitars in prisonMirror.co.uk
Billy Bragg Helps Reintroduce Guitars Into British PrisonsBillboard
Billy Bragg's campaign beats ban on steel-stringed guitars in prisonsGigwise
NME.com -International Business Times UK
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Stars Pull Strings To End Prison Guitar Ban – Sky News

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Stars Pull Strings To End Prison Guitar Ban
Sky News
Prisoners will now be able to use steel-strung guitars after a campaign by activists and musicians which included Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr. The stars helped reverse a government ban on steel strings, meaning inmates could only use nylons ones which ...

Billy Bragg’s campaign to lift prison ban on steel-strung guitars a success – Hollywood.com

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Billy Bragg's campaign to lift prison ban on steel-strung guitars a success
Hollywood.com
Rocker Billy Bragg is celebrating after successfully campaigning to overturn a ban on steel-strung guitars in U.K. prisons. Bragg joined forces with fellow rockers Johnny Marr, Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour, Radiohead's Ed O'Brien and Philip Selway, and ...

Bragg pulls strings to end jail ban – Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Belfast Telegraph

Bragg pulls strings to end jail ban
Belfast Telegraph
Bragg, who started the Jail Guitar Doors initiative in 2007 as means of helping prisoner rehabilitation through sourcing guitars for prisons, said: "As an incentive to engage in rehabilitation, individual access to steel-strung guitars can really help ...

Government ends ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells – BBC News

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

BBC News

Government ends ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells
BBC News
A ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells in England and Wales has been reversed after a campaign by rock stars including Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr. Prisoners had been unable to play the instruments outside supervised sessions since rules were ...

Campaigners win bid to grant prisoners access to steel-string guitars – The Guardian

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

The Guardian

Campaigners win bid to grant prisoners access to steel-string guitars
The Guardian
Musical campaigners have won a bid to grant British prisoners access to steel-string guitars. In response to a campaign led by Billy Bragg and MP Kevin Brennan, prisons minister Andrew Selous has lifted a blanket ban on taking the instruments behind bars.

Billy Bragg campaign overturns ban on steel-stringed guitars in prisons – Gigwise

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Gigwise

Billy Bragg campaign overturns ban on steel-stringed guitars in prisons
Gigwise
A campaign led by Billy Bragg for inmates in British prisons has been successful, with prisoners now allowed to use steel-stringed guitars. Garnering support from other high profile artists including Johnny Marr, Radiohead's Ed O'Brien and Philip ...

Billy Bragg – Billy Bragg’s Campaign To Lift Prison Ban On Steel-strung … – Contactmusic.com

Monday, July 28th, 2014

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Billy Bragg - Billy Bragg's Campaign To Lift Prison Ban On Steel-strung ...
Contactmusic.com
Rocker Billy Bragg is celebrating after successfully campaigning to overturn a ban on steel-strung guitars in U.K. prisons. Bragg joined forces with fellow rockers Johnny Marr, Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour, Radiohead's Ed O'Brien and Philip Selway, and ...

Premier Music Academy Concert Series – Sara Hickman – Community Impact Newspaper

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Premier Music Academy Concert Series - Sara Hickman
Community Impact Newspaper
Sara has been a guest performer on at least 25 albums by other recording artists, Hickman has toured with Billy Bragg, Dan Fogelberg and Nanci Griffith, and has opened for other artists including the Decemberists, John Hiatt and Lucinda Williams. She ...

Billy Bragg campaign successfully sees prisoners allowed steel string guitars – NME.com

Monday, July 28th, 2014

NME.com

Billy Bragg campaign successfully sees prisoners allowed steel string guitars
NME.com
Bill Bragg, who founded the Jail Guitar Doors rehabilitation initiative added: "As an incentive to engage in rehabilitation individual access to steel strung guitars can really help the atmosphere on a prison wing. I've had a number of projects ...
Billy Bragg - Billy Bragg's Campaign To Lift Prison Ban On Steel-strung ...Contactmusic.com

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Billy the Kid Announces Frank Turner-produced LP ‘Horseshoes & Hand … – Exclaim!

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Exclaim!

Billy the Kid Announces Frank Turner-produced LP 'Horseshoes & Hand ...
Exclaim!
By Gregory AdamsVancouver solo artist Billy the Kid (a.k.a. Billy Pettinger) has navigated both the folk and punk worlds since popping up back in the late '90s, so it only makes sense that the singer-songwriter turned to fellow genre-crosser Frank ...

Billy Bragg Announces Maritimes Dates on North American Tour – Exclaim!

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Billy Bragg Announces Maritimes Dates on North American Tour
Exclaim!
By Gregory AdamsBilly Bragg has been fighting Tooth & Nail for political causes and musicians rights for years now, but he also manages to bring music out on the road along with the message. Next up, he'll be hitting Canada's East Coast during a quick ...

Loading Photo Gallery – The Huntsville Times – al.com

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

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The Huntsville Times - al.com
Calhoun Writers' Conference Presents Billy Collins (2001-2003 U.S. Poet Laureate) Lecture & Book Signing on Oct. 6. An Evening with Rick Bragg on Dec. 4 presents the Pulitzer Prize winner's new book "Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story" with a talk and book ...

Recenze: Punkové řešení světa Billyho B. – iHNed.cz

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

iHNed.cz

Recenze: Punkové řešení světa Billyho B.
iHNed.cz
Když anglický písničkář Billy Bragg na svém pátečním koncertě začal zpívat baladu Woodyho Guthrieho z dob hospodářské krize nazvanou I Ain't Got No Home, hned několikrát při tom vyslovil jméno Josef S. U šestapadesátiletého politicky angažovaného ...

Eureka California reflects on 5 albums that shaped the band beyond a musical … – Creative Loafing Atlanta

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Eureka California reflects on 5 albums that shaped the band beyond a musical ...
Creative Loafing Atlanta
Touring in support of their latest album Crunch, out now via Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records, Jake Ward and Marie A. Uhler of the Athens, Ga's Eureka California weigh in on five albums that shaped their band beyond musical influence. Cool kids ...

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Updated: Interstellar Rodeo comes out of the chute with a bang – Edmonton Journal

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Updated: Interstellar Rodeo comes out of the chute with a bang
Edmonton Journal
Sort of a soaring mix of R.E.M. and Billy Bragg, he summoned XTC's Making Plans for Nigel, turning hilariously Cookie Monster metal at the end, which would have been a thing to see sustained. Great, accidental first band of an accidental first day.

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Interstellar Rodeo comes out of the chute with a bang – Edmonton Journal

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Interstellar Rodeo comes out of the chute with a bang
Edmonton Journal
Sort of a soaring mix of R.E.M. and Billy Bragg, he summoned XTC's Making Plans for Nigel, turning hilariously Cookie Monster metal at the end, which would have been a thing to see sustained. Great, accidental first band of an accidental first day.

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Billy Bragg: „Mir ist das Blut in den Adern gefroren“ – Profil.at

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Billy Bragg: „Mir ist das Blut in den Adern gefroren“
Profil.at
Billy Bragg: In genau diese Richtung wollte ich auch arbeiten. Musik war damals das einzige soziale Medium, das uns zur Verfügung stand. Ich glaube nicht, dass junge Menschen, um die Stimme ihrer Generation zu hören, sich heute als Erstes an die Musik ...

Macy Gray, Billy Bragg, Thurston Moore y FM Belfast se suman al cartel de BIME … – Noticias de Navarra

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Macy Gray, Billy Bragg, Thurston Moore y FM Belfast se suman al cartel de BIME ...
Noticias de Navarra
Macy Gray, Billy Bragg, Thurston Moore y FM Belfast son las nuevas incorporaciones al cartel de BIME Live, que se celebrará los días 31 de octubre y 1 de noviembre en el BEC de Barakaldo (Bizkaia), en el marco de las jornadas Bizkaia International ...

Gli appuntamenti di martedì 22: Billy Bragg e The National – La Repubblica Bologna.it

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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Gli appuntamenti di martedì 22: Billy Bragg e The National
La Repubblica Bologna.it
Gli appuntamenti di martedì 22 : Billy Bragg e The National Lui è quello che John Lennon avrebbe definito un “Working class hero”, oltre che l'artista più atteso nell'estate del Bolognetti Rocks. Nel quadriportico gestito da Covo Club e Osteria dell ...
Le note libere di Billy BraggCorriere della Sera
Billy Bragg live @ Teatro Dal Verme - Milano 20 luglio: la recensioneIndie-eye

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