Archive for the ‘Billy Bragg News’ Category

Ian McLagan – he played with the Rolling Stones, mate – New Haven Register

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Ian McLagan - he played with the Rolling Stones, mate
New Haven Register
NEW HAVEN >> I can't be 100 percent sure all these years later, but I'm pretty sure that was Ian McLagan playing keyboards on the opposite side of the stage from Billy Preston the first time I saw the Rolling Stones play live. ... to say that in ...

Wilco Concert At Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium On October 22, 2014 [PHOTO … – Music Times

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Wilco Concert At Nashville's Ryman Auditorium On October 22, 2014 [PHOTO ...
Music Times
2 featured deep cuts upon deep cuts, with brief gasps of familiar air ("You And I," "Kingpin" and "I'm A Wheel"). Leaning heavily on '90s content — including some tunes from their Billy Bragg record — the Chicago band put on a show for fans who have ...

Brooks Williams – Frederick News Post (subscription)

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Frederick News Post (subscription)

Brooks Williams
Frederick News Post (subscription)
He has gigged with Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Eddi Reader, Paul Jones, Billy Bragg, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin, Boo Hewerdine and Leo Kottke, to name but a few. Voted one of the Top 100 Artists by WUMB-Radio Boston, Brooks Williams is a ...

As Germans Mark 25 Years Since the Fall of Berlin Wall, a Famous Anthem … – Huffington Post

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

As Germans Mark 25 Years Since the Fall of Berlin Wall, a Famous Anthem ...
Huffington Post
Kerry Candaele tells the story of the Wall and Bernstein's trip, along with exploring Beethoven's other political/cultural influences in Japan, Chile (protesting Pinochet torture), China (in Tiananmen Square), along with a Billy Bragg segment, in his ...

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Distras revolting in Yorkshire – Lancashire Evening Post

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Lancashire Evening Post

Distras revolting in Yorkshire
Lancashire Evening Post
Distras is out to “put punk and protest back into the mainstream” and has been hailed as the natural successor to Billy Bragg, Joe Strummer, and even the UK's answer to Joan Jett. Support comes from Joe Solo, who has, in his time, been a busker, a ...
UK's answer to Joan JettLancaster Today

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | The Joys of Filling in for No Man – The Watch

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | The Joys of Filling in for No Man
The Watch
“Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key” is a Woody Guthrie song recorded by Billy Bragg and Wilco on their 1998 album Mermaid Avenue. Bragg, Jeff Tweedy and the rest of Wilco took previously unheard lyrics written by Woody Guthrie and set them to music.

New attacks in Wesley Meredith and Billy Richardson race for NC Senate – Fayetteville Observer

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

New attacks in Wesley Meredith and Billy Richardson race for NC Senate
Fayetteville Observer
A new election mailer sponsored by the N.C. Republican Party attacked Democratic challenger Billy Richardson for defending former Fort Bragg soldier Timothy B. Hennis, who was convicted in 2010 in the 1985 triple murder in Fayetteville. The ad implies ...

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Ride Out – RollingStone.com

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

RollingStone.com

Ride Out
RollingStone.com
... banjos and mandolins), as well as a stately take on Woody Guthrie's "California Stars," which was first recorded by Wilco and Billy Bragg. At 69, Seger is just as ruggedly introspective as he was in his heavy-bearded Seventies, whether on somber ...

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Mercury nominees 2014: Kate Tempest – The Guardian (blog)

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The Guardian (blog)

Mercury nominees 2014: Kate Tempest
The Guardian (blog)
Notable Mercury-friendly accolades: Aside from the prodigal output previously listed, her fans include Billy Bragg, poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Public Enemy's Chuck D, Woman's Hour host Jenni Murray (“breathtakingly fantastic”), Roots Manuva (“her ...

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Wayne Kramer’s Lexington — A True Musical Narrative of His Federal Prison … – Marketwired (press release)

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Wayne Kramer's Lexington -- A True Musical Narrative of His Federal Prison ...
Marketwired (press release)
Wayne Kramer is a legendary guitarist, an in-demand composer for film and television, and a prison reform activist as the co-founder of Jail Guitar Doors (with Billy Bragg). His composing credits cover a broad spectrum ranging from Talladega Nights to ...

Alec Soth, Billy Bragg and Friends Team Up For a Multimedia Tribute to the … – New York Times (blog)

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

New York Times (blog)

Alec Soth, Billy Bragg and Friends Team Up For a Multimedia Tribute to the ...
New York Times (blog)
From the backwoods of Georgia to the motels and bars around Niagara Falls, the photographer Alec Soth is known for his expeditions into the strangest and loneliest corners of the country. And now, his work features prominently in “The Open Road,” a new ...

St Vincent, Metronomy, Brett Anderson And More On The Songs They Can’t … – NME.com

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

NME.com

St Vincent, Metronomy, Brett Anderson And More On The Songs They Can't ...
NME.com
We all have songs that we can't stand anymore: we've overplayed them, they're too sad, or you thought they were rubbish to begin with. But what songs can't famous artists listen to? Billy Bragg can't hear 'Layla' by Derek And The Dominos ever again ...

Review: Play reveals tense birth of a classic film – Ft. Bragg Advocate-News

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Ft. Bragg Advocate-News

Review: Play reveals tense birth of a classic film
Ft. Bragg Advocate-News
A smartly humorous, suspenseful production, featuring Vincent Kartheiser (of TV's "Mad Men") as legendary Hollywood writer and director Billy Wilder, and Broadway veteran Larry Pine as hardboiled detective novelist Raymond Chandler, opened Monday ...

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Bob Seger Talks Retirement Rumors, New Album ‘Ride Out’ – Music Times

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Music Times

Bob Seger Talks Retirement Rumors, New Album 'Ride Out'
Music Times
It's a mix of originals and covers of John Hiatt, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg and Wilco. "And best of all? He can still sing," Rolling Stone's review read. "You get the impression Bob Seger doesn't make records unless he wants to — and unless people ...
Bob Seger Addresses Talk of His Retirement: 'I Don't Want to Overstay My ...Billboard

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Review: Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny’s Mozaik, Tyneside Irish Centre – The Journal

Monday, October 20th, 2014

The Journal

Review: Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny's Mozaik, Tyneside Irish Centre
The Journal
The most vocal response from the audience was for Woody Guthrie's 1940s song, All You Fascists Are Bound To Lose. Billy Bragg's version is raw and well known; Mozaik's is melodic but equally passionate. I really enjoyed the concert. The sound was as ...

I’m not an Anglo, I’m a Scot – Herald Scotland (blog)

Monday, October 20th, 2014

I'm not an Anglo, I'm a Scot
Herald Scotland (blog)
Besides, I'm an English resident of the Billy Bragg faction. I believe England, especially the north, would benefit enormously from Scotland gaining independence. That's why people like me want to have our say about Scotland. We don't live there. We ...

Deranged millionaire John Hodgman answers our 11 questions – A.V. Club DC

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Deranged millionaire John Hodgman answers our 11 questions
A.V. Club DC
But a rather sizable loophole also forced them to accept a precocious, weird 17-year-old from an upper-middle-class background in Brookline, Massachusetts, to come on and play all of his favorite Tom Waits and Billy Bragg songs over and over and over ...

Chevron’s Mountjoy wish fulfilled – Dublin People

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Dublin People

Chevron's Mountjoy wish fulfilled
Dublin People
The presentation was made by English alternative rock musician and political activist Billy Bragg under an initiative called 'Jail Guitar Doors' and it fulfilled one of Chevron's final wishes made before he passed away. The guitars were handed over ...

Life is ironic for Spank – Wairarapa Times-Age

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Life is ironic for Spank
Wairarapa Times-Age
King said their main influences are Fleetwood Mac, Mark Knopfler, Billy Bragg and The Smiths. "Morrissey wrote with a lot irony and sarcastic banter, which I love. People want to see some humour in music." The band has recently recorded a four-track EP ...

Sheriff”s candidates talk budget, drug enforcement and community policing – Sanford Herald (registration)

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Sheriff''s candidates talk budget, drug enforcement and community policing
Sanford Herald (registration)
Prior to Carter's election as sheriff – he barely avoided a runoff eight years ago against then-Deputy Sheriff Kevin Bryant (who now, coincidentally works in Carter's administration) – former Lee County Sheriff Billy Bryant (no relation to Kevin) won ...

Woody Guthrie Boxed Set America’s Folk Idol No. 1 to be Released in November … – World Music Central

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

World Music Central

Woody Guthrie Boxed Set America's Folk Idol No. 1 to be Released in November ...
World Music Central
Songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Hunter, Pete Seeger, Joe Strummer and Billy Bragg, have recognized Guthrie as a major influence. On this box set Guthrie is backed by his contemporaries including Cisco Houston, ...

Police Arrest Final Suspect in Teen Murder – TWC News

Friday, October 17th, 2014

TWC News

Police Arrest Final Suspect in Teen Murder
TWC News
"You have conspiracy charges in each one of the cases against each one of the defendants and you also have aiding and abetting theories that you can potentially use when the case goes to trial,” said Billy West, Cumberland County district attorney.

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Bob Seger finds political voice with climate fight – InterAksyon

Friday, October 17th, 2014

InterAksyon

Bob Seger finds political voice with climate fight
InterAksyon
Another cover -- "California Stars," an ode to the beauty of the Pacific state -- was written but never recorded by folk icon Woody Guthrie and later performed by fellow protest singer Billy Bragg with Wilco. On his own songs, Seger not only explores ...
Seger ages gracefully with soul-soothing 'Ride Out'The Michigan Daily
Bob Seger Explains 'California Stars' Recording and CreationYahoo Music (blog)
Bob Seger, 'Ride Out' - Album ReviewUltimate Classic Rock

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Seger ages gracefully with soul-soothing ‘Ride Out’ – The Michigan Daily

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

The Michigan Daily

Seger ages gracefully with soul-soothing 'Ride Out'
The Michigan Daily
The best of the four is “California Stars;” its lyrics were penned by Woody Guthrie back in the '30s and eventually set to music in 1998 by Wilco and Billy Bragg on their collaborative album, Mermaid Avenue. It's a peaceful, acoustic groove that makes ...
Bob Seger Explains 'California Stars' Recording and CreationYahoo Music (blog)
Bob Seger, 'Ride Out' - Album ReviewUltimate Classic Rock
New album is quite a "Ride" for Bob SegerThe Oakland Press
USA TODAY -Detroit Free Press
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Bob Seger finds political voice with climate fight – Yahoo!7 News

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Yahoo!7 News

Bob Seger finds political voice with climate fight
Yahoo!7 News
Another cover -- "California Stars," an ode to the beauty of the Pacific state -- was written but never recorded by folk icon Woody Guthrie and later performed by fellow protest singer Billy Bragg with Wilco. On his own songs, Seger not only explores ...

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