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At Folk Alliance International Conference, Protest Songs Unite Guitarists Ani DiFranco, Billy Bragg, Tift Merritt … – Acoustic Guitar

Friday, February 24th, 2017

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At Folk Alliance International Conference, Protest Songs Unite Guitarists Ani DiFranco, Billy Bragg, Tift Merritt ...
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Woody Guthrie famously placed a sign that read “This machine kills fascists” on his acoustic guitar in 1941, signaling that his instrument—combined with the collective strength of those who heard his music—wielded the power to topple corrupt leaders ...

Scott Cook: The fields may change but it’s the same battle – Bega District News

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

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Scott Cook: The fields may change but it's the same battle
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Billy Bragg gave a great talk about why we do what we do, the solidarity and what it means,” Cook said. “He said our biggest danger wasn't terrorism or anything like that, but our own cynicism. “The fields of the battle may change but people are still ...

Billy Bragg | Old Town School of Folk Music | Grateful Web – Grateful Web

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

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Billy Bragg | Old Town School of Folk Music | Grateful Web
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Billy Bragg stopped through Chicago as a one off concert en route home from his performance at Kansas City Folk Festival 2017. A perfect setting, Old Town ...

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Billy Bragg: “Bisogna costruire ponti, non muri” – La Repubblica

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

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Billy Bragg: “Bisogna costruire ponti, non muri”
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Billy Bragg torna in Italia per tre concerti ad agosto e presentare il nuovo lavoro, un set acustico ricco di fascino e storia. Sarà sabato 5 agosto al Carroponte di Sesto San Giovanni, il 6 agosto alla Corte degli Agostiniani di Rimini e il 7 agosto ...

Billy Bragg Brings Invigorating Presidents Day Show to Music Box – Cleveland Scene Weekly

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

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Billy Bragg Brings Invigorating Presidents Day Show to Music Box
Cleveland Scene Weekly
"What a nice way to stress-test your constitution!" Billy Bragg, tongue-in-cheek all the while, brought out the best in the audience last night at the Music Box. It was Presidents Day — one month into the administration of Donald Trump — and there ...

Folk Alliance Keynote Speaker Billy Bragg Calls On Younger … – American Songwriter

Monday, February 20th, 2017

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Folk Alliance Keynote Speaker Billy Bragg Calls On Younger ...
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"The only people with the power to change the world are the audience, not us," Bragg said.
Folk Alliance International in Kansas City ends with Folk Festival ...Kansas City Star (blog)

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Boiling down Folk Alliance International’s overwhelming lineup to … – Pitch Weekly

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

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Boiling down Folk Alliance International's overwhelming lineup to ...
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Billy Bragg is 2017's big name.The Folk Alliance International Conference is what it sounds like: a trade convention that's not designed to draw crowds o...
Folk Alliance International to take folk music back to its activist rootsInk
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Boiling down Folk Alliance International’s overwhelming lineup to … – Pitch Weekly

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Pitch Weekly

Boiling down Folk Alliance International's overwhelming lineup to ...
Pitch Weekly
Billy Bragg is 2017's big name.The Folk Alliance International Conference is what it sounds like: a trade convention that's not designed to draw crowds o...
Folk Alliance International to take folk music back to its activist rootsInk
Protest Music | KCURKCUR

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Question Time in Torquay: Refugee shame, French bashing, and … – Exeter Express and Echo

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Exeter Express and Echo

Question Time in Torquay: Refugee shame, French bashing, and ...
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OWEN Smith apologised on behalf of Britain, Ann Widdecombe said she was fed up with French and Billy Bragg said 'we need a bigger boat' — yes, Question ...

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Billy Bragg on Question Time: What kind of country are we? – BBC News

Friday, February 10th, 2017

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Billy Bragg on Question Time: What kind of country are we?
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The UK has a duty to give sanctuary to more unaccompanied child refugees from across Europe, singer and activist Billy Bragg tells BBC One's Question Time. The decision to take only 350 children illustrates the general "coarsening" of political debate, ...

BBC Question Time: Billy Bragg Says Government Would ‘Treat Rest Of Us Like Refugees Given Chance’ – Huffington Post UK

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

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BBC Question Time: Billy Bragg Says Government Would 'Treat Rest Of Us Like Refugees Given Chance'
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Billy Bragg has condemned the Government for closing down a scheme to accept lone refugee children marooned in Europe, arguing the “rest of us” would be treated the same way “if they had a chance”. Appearing on BBC's Question Time, the musician and ...

BBC Question Time panel revealed ahead of tonight’s live debate in Torquay – Exeter Express and Echo

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

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BBC Question Time panel revealed ahead of tonight's live debate in Torquay
Exeter Express and Echo
Musician Billy Bragg and ex-Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe are among the five political activists to take part. They will join Peter Whittle, of Ukip, and Owen Smith, Labour MP for Pontypridd and Claire Perry, Conservative MP for Devises. Torquay will ...

Billy Bragg’s 30-year-old heartfelt protest songs are just as effective today – A.V. Club

Monday, February 6th, 2017

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Billy Bragg's 30-year-old heartfelt protest songs are just as effective today
A.V. Club
In his seven-song debut, Life's A Riot With Spy Vs. Spy, young Billy Bragg went past punk into minimalism, all the way back around to Woody Guthrie's sincerity and politicism. Accompanied only by his own electric-guitar rantings, Bragg clearly wore his ...

Billy Bragg’s 30-year-old heartfelt protest songs are just as effective today – A.V. Club

Monday, February 6th, 2017

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Billy Bragg's 30-year-old heartfelt protest songs are just as effective today
A.V. Club
Billy Bragg performing on a U.S. street, 1984. He is carrying his portastack PA system on his back. (Photo: Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Billy Bragg performing on a U.S. street, 1984. He is carrying his portastack PA system on his back ...

Billy Bragg booked for Wychwood – Tewkesbury ADMAG

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

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Billy Bragg booked for Wychwood
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PROTEST song legend, Billy Bragg, will be playing the main stage of the Wychwood Festival on the opening night. In his famous hit, "A New England", Bragg wrote "I was 21 years when I wrote this song"; and he's 59 now, with his passion for social ...

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry deliver a powerful message with railroad … – The Scottish Sun

Monday, January 30th, 2017

The Scottish Sun

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry deliver a powerful message with railroad ...
The Scottish Sun
BILLY Bragg and Joe Henry set out last year to record an album of railroad songs. Yep, you heard me right; railroad songs. Billy Bragg on stage in Glasgow at ...
Live review: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry at Playhouse Whitley Bay ...News Guardian

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Win Tickets To See Billy Bragg – 93XRT Radio

Friday, January 27th, 2017

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Billy Bragg reworked a Bob Dylan classic for Trump’s hellscape … – City Pages

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

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Billy Bragg reworked a Bob Dylan classic for Trump's hellscape ...
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Will the presidency of Donald J. Trump usher in a new era of protest music? If so, will we be able to hear it amid…

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Billy Bragg reworked a Bob Dylan classic for Trump’s hellscape … – City Pages

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

City Pages

Billy Bragg reworked a Bob Dylan classic for Trump's hellscape ...
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Will the presidency of Donald J. Trump usher in a new era of protest music? If so, will we be able to hear it amid…

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Billy Bragg turns Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are a Changin’ into anti-Trump anthem — watch – Gigwise

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Billy Bragg turns Bob Dylan's 'The Times They Are a Changin' into anti-Trump anthem — watch
Gigwise
Billy Bragg has uploaded a video of himself performing an anti-Trump song to to the tune of 'The Times The Are Changing' by Bob Dylan. Check it out on Gigwise below. Sung in a sullen way that emphasises his genuine distress at the reality that Trump is ...

Hear Billy Bragg Reimagine Bob Dylan Anthem as Trump Protest … – RollingStone.com

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

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Hear Billy Bragg Reimagine Bob Dylan Anthem as Trump Protest … – RollingStone.com

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

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Billy Bragg Turns Bob Dylan’s ‘Times They Are a Changin” into an … – Billboard

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

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Billy Bragg Turns Bob Dylan's 'Times They Are a Changin'' into an ...
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Bragg reworked the lyrics of Dylan's classic “The Times They Are a Changin'” with messages of caution about the new president.
Billy Bragg Rewrites Dylan Classic About Demagogue Trump ...Noise11

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Billy Bragg Turns Bob Dylan’s ‘Times They Are a Changin” into an … – Billboard

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Billboard

Billy Bragg Turns Bob Dylan's 'Times They Are a Changin'' into an ...
Billboard
Bragg reworked the lyrics of Dylan's classic “The Times They Are a Changin'” with messages of caution about the new president.
Billy Bragg Rewrites Dylan Classic About Demagogue Trump ...Noise11

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Billy Bragg Rewrites Dylan’s “The Times They Are A Changing” To … – VVN Music

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

VVN Music

Billy Bragg Rewrites Dylan's "The Times They Are A Changing" To ...
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Billy Bragg has written new lyrics for Bob Dylan's The Times They Are a Changing to reflect the current times. With the new title The Times They Are A Changing ...

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