Posts Tagged ‘woody guthrie’

Billy Bragg’s early lyrics still hold true, 30 years later – Ledger Independent

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Billy Bragg's early lyrics still hold true, 30 years later
Ledger Independent
The American music scene of the 1960s is often remembered for the protest singer, the troubadour and his trusty acoustic guitar, bound and determined to alter the way the world thinks through poetry and song. The words of Woody Guthrie laid the ...

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David Benioff – New York Times

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

David Benioff
New York Times
LISTENING Mermaid Avenue, the album Billy Bragg and Wilco created from unpublished Woody Guthrie lyrics. And I'm putting together a playlist of great songs about killers. “Westfall” by Okkervil River. “John Wayne Gacy Jr.” by Sufjan Stevens. Eminem's ...

Woody Guthrie’s great American voice gets a new home in Tulsa – Kansas City Star

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Kansas City Star

Woody Guthrie's great American voice gets a new home in Tulsa
Kansas City Star
In the Guthrie Center, a 13-minute video chronicles his life and includes testimony from his musical prodigies: the British singer/songwriter Billy Bragg, the bluegrass guitarist Del McCoury (“There's only one or two Woody Guthries who come along in a ...

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WOODY GUTHRIE AT 100! LIVE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER ALL-STAR … – Wall Street Journal

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

WOODY GUTHRIE AT 100! LIVE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER ALL-STAR ...
Wall Street Journal
... provides a complement to Woody's classic autobiography Bound For Glory (E.P. Dutton, 1943), a book that has exerted enormous influence on generations of musicians around the world, including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Bragg, Joe Strummer, ...

The Flowers of Hell – Odes 30 Apr 09:10 – Drowned In Sound

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

The Flowers of Hell - Odes 30 Apr 09:10
Drowned In Sound
Among the more fulfilling covers albums are those which stick to reinterpreting a single artist's work (Springsteen's Seeger Sessions, Billy Bragg & Wilco's Now That's What I Call Woody Guthrie series). It's plausible that Flowers of Hell toyed with ...

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Bob Dylan, My Morning Jacket and More Set for The Americanarama Festival of … – Broadway World

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Bob Dylan, My Morning Jacket and More Set for The Americanarama Festival of ...
Broadway World
The Wilco catalog includes Mermaid Avenue Volumes 1, 2 and 3, which, in collaboration with British folk singer Billy Bragg, sets original music to song lyrics by the iconic Woody Guthrie. My Morning Jacket has built a reputation as a group who ...

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Woody Guthrie Center brings folk singer back to Oklahoma – NewsOK.com

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Woody Guthrie Center brings folk singer back to Oklahoma
NewsOK.com
Nora Guthrie will speak about the new recordings contemporary musicians like Billy Bragg, Wilco and The Klezmatics have created using her father's previously unpublished lyrics. Although she plays piano, she hasn't needed to tickle the ivories to keep ...

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Criminal funerals big and small: from the Krays to Peter Scott – The Guardian

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The Guardian

Criminal funerals big and small: from the Krays to Peter Scott
The Guardian
There was Richard Thompson's Bank Vault in Heaven to consider, but in the end we settled for The Unwelcome Guest, a Woody Guthrie song put to music by Billy Bragg. It's about a better-known highwayman who rides on Black Bess, "to the rich man's bright ...

‘Tooth & Nail’ drives home the real Billy Bragg – Washington Examiner

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Washington Examiner

'Tooth & Nail' drives home the real Billy Bragg
Washington Examiner
The latest release by the much-lauded British troubadour, who is often thought of as a successor to Woody Guthrie, prompted some fans to fret that his political and social fires had been extinguished. Not so, said Bragg, though he added they don't ...

Concert review: Bob Seger at home on Sovereign Center stage – Reading Eagle – Reading Eagle

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Concert review: Bob Seger at home on Sovereign Center stage - Reading Eagle
Reading Eagle
A surprise inclusion was "California Stars" from Billy Bragg and Wilco's "Mermaid Avenue" album, which paired original music with previously unheard lyrics from American folk singer Woody Guthrie. Seger said he recently heard the song on the radio and ...

FrontRow’s Freedom Playlist: Honoring Richie Havens and the George W. Bush … – D Magazine

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

FrontRow's Freedom Playlist: Honoring Richie Havens and the George W. Bush ...
D Magazine
1 comment. Able list Peter. How about, All You Fascists by Billy Bragg and Wilco, seems like Woody Guthrie should represent. billholston @ 4:58 pm on April 23, 2013. Comment. * required fields. Name (required); Mail (will not be published) (required) ...

Album Review | Billy Bragg – ‘Tooth and Nail’ – Entertainment.ie

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Entertainment.ie

Album Review | Billy Bragg - 'Tooth and Nail'
Entertainment.ie
Amidst the glamour and glitter of eighties pop music, Billy Bragg, aka the Bard of Barking, stuck out like the proverbial sore thumb. He was a genuine protest singer, in the mould of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, wearing his left wing, socialist colours ...
Billy Bragg, Kim ChurchillThe Independent Weekly

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Seger tour heats up cold night – The Morning Sun

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Seger tour heats up cold night
The Morning Sun
Thursday's show was tight and unwavering; even with a couple new songs -- the autobiographical original “All of the Roads” and a cover of the Wilco/Billy Bragg/Woody Guthrie collaboration “California Stars” from an album he said would be out “by the ...

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Concert Review: Bob Seger delivers a hot homecoming on a cold night at The … – Oakland Press

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Concert Review: Bob Seger delivers a hot homecoming on a cold night at The ...
Oakland Press
Thursday's show was tightly and unwavering; even with a couple new songs -- the autobiographical original "All of the Roads" and a cover of the Wilco/Billy Bragg/Woody Guthrie collaboration "California Stars" -- Seger and company cruised through the ...

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CD Reviews: April 6 – Otago Daily Times

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Otago Daily Times

CD Reviews: April 6
Otago Daily Times
Conjuring the feeling of his Woody Guthrie project with Wilco (Mermaid Avenue: Vols 1-3), Billy Bragg adopts a relatively melancholy mood on Tooth & Nail, his first studio album in five years. With the help of American producer Joe Henry, who cloaks ...

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Seger is rock solid at Scottrade show – STLtoday.com

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Seger is rock solid at Scottrade show
STLtoday.com
One was the Seger-written “All the Roads,” which looks back at his life; the second was “California Stars,” which features Woody Guthrie lyrics set to music by Wilco and Billy Bragg for their 1998 album “Mermaid Avenue.” The third song was the concert ...

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Billy Bragg records message for Paolo Di Canio – video – The Guardian

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

The Guardian

Billy Bragg records message for Paolo Di Canio – video
The Guardian
Musician and activist Billy Bragg records a message for the new Sunderland manager, Paolo Di Canio, saying 'all you fascists are bound to lose'. Bragg made the short speech before performing the Woody Guthrie song during a sound check at the Neptune ...

You’ll be running against the wind to get to Bob Seger’s concert in St. Louis – Belleville News Democrat

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

You'll be running against the wind to get to Bob Seger's concert in St. Louis
Belleville News Democrat
Other new material in the set at the opening version of John Hiatt's "Detroit Made" and another cover, "California Stars," whose Woody Guthrie-penned lyrics were adapted into song by Wilco and Billy Bragg. More rumors have been circulating that this ...
Photos: Bob Seger, Joe Walsh at the Pepsi CenterReverb (blog)

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Bob Seger, on tour, looks forward to his "swan song" album – Oakland Press

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Bob Seger, on tour, looks forward to his "swan song" album
Oakland Press
... from the opening version of John Hiatt's “Detroit Made” to the reflective original, “All of The Roads” (also known as “All The Roads”) and another cover, “California Stars,” whose Woody Guthrie-penned lyrics were adapted into song by Wilco and ...

Playlist: Chris Brown, plus 10 more – USA TODAY

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Playlist: Chris Brown, plus 10 more
USA TODAY
Barriers,Suede After an 11-year hiatus, the band returns with this swooning, glammy thumper and similar peaks on the impressive Bloodsports. I Ain't Got No Home,Billy Bragg The British alt-folkie and activist covers Woody Guthrie with a knowing, weary ...

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Bob Seger at the Rose Garden on Saturday night: Live Review – OregonLive.com

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Bob Seger at the Rose Garden on Saturday night: Live Review
OregonLive.com
He added “California Stars,” written by Woody Guthrie, recorded by Billy Bragg and Wilco, and a perfect fit. “All the Roads,” the only new original, is the kind of “eye on the horizon through the rearview mirror” ballad Seger perfected decades ago ...
High-energy Seger concert taps decades of hitsThe Seattle Times

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Billy Bragg: Barking’s Woody Guthrie on 30 years of songs and activism – The Guardian

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

The Guardian

Billy Bragg: Barking's Woody Guthrie on 30 years of songs and activism
The Guardian
Billy Bragg has a new beard, a mixture of grey and what he calls "sandy coloured: a bit grey, and a bit red". When he grew it, he says, "everyone said it suited me". It also chimes with an element of his past. "When I was forging my career as a solo ...
Billy Bragg Tooth and NailGlide Magazine

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Review: Bob Seger and Silver Bullet Band put on good old rock & roll show – Calgary Herald

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Calgary Herald

Review: Bob Seger and Silver Bullet Band put on good old rock & roll show
Calgary Herald
Seger even managed to slip in among the old some new tracks from an expected studio release, such as All the Roads, and an excellent take on California Stars, from Wilco and Billy Bragg's Woody Guthrie reclamation project Mermaid Avenue. Unless you ...

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El Front to perform at BSP Lounge – Almanac Weekly

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Almanac Weekly

El Front to perform at BSP Lounge
Almanac Weekly
The band El Front carries various formidable torches, including those belonging to the Clash, the Pogues, Billy Bragg, Bob Marley, Woody Guthrie and the anonymous tradition of newsy musical radicalism that John Lennon courted on Sometime in New York ...

Billy Bragg: With Tooth & Nail, the British Folk Singer Continues to Evoke … – Phoenix New Times (blog)

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Billy Bragg: With Tooth & Nail, the British Folk Singer Continues to Evoke ...
Phoenix New Times (blog)
Once again, it's a sort of apprenticeship with Woody Guthrie that's drawn Billy Bragg into a new realm. Thirty years since his debut, the seven-song Life's a Riot with Spy Vs Spy, Bragg is back with a new album, Tooth & Nail, which came out Tuesday on ...