AdvertisementBilly Bragg - The Roaring Forty Tour
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Punk rocker, Skiffle aficionado, Essex boy, protest singers’ protest singer, best-selling author, lefty polemicist, musicologist, belligerent optimist and all round decent bloke Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and political activist for 40 years.
To be expected from a career that has straddled many genres, Billy Bragg has worked with a wealth of celebrated musicians including Kirsty MacColl, Johnny Marr, R.E.M., Natalie Merchant, Robert Wyatt, Pete Seeger and US alt-Rock band Wilco, with whom he created two critically acclaimed collections, setting previously unheard lyrics by legendary American Folk singer Woody Guthrie to music.
His new album, ‘The Roaring Forty | 1983-2023’ serves as a celebration of the remarkable and enduring musical legacy of a much-loved songwriter, principled activist and alternative national treasure.
"Doesn’t seem like just that long ago that I was playing Thursday nights at the Tunnel in Greenwich, opening for whoever was headlining that night. I learned my chops there in late 82/early83 and I’m still putting those lessons to good use 40 years later. Hope to see some of you on the Roaring Forty tour this autumn."
About The Roaring Forty:
"The frustration of seeing nothing that spoke to me on Top Of The Pops in the early 80's made me realise if I wanted to hear music that had something to say about the state of the world and real life, I’d have to make it myself. 18 months later I recorded my first LP. To mark the 40th anniversary of Life’s A Riot with Spy vs Spy, I’ve compiled a number of commemorative releases that trace the arc of my career since those fateful Thursday nights."
The Roaring Forty pre-order - https://bbragg.lnk.to/theroaringforty
The Roaring Forty Spotify playlist - http://bit.ly/407rQNt
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Usher Hall, Lothian Road,Edinburgh, United Kingdom