Finding inspiration in the righteous anger of punk rock and the socially conscious folk tradition of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, Billy Bragg was the leading figure of the anti-folk movement of the '80s. For most of the decade, Bragg bashed out songs alone on his electric guitar, singing about politics and love. While his lyrics were bitingly intelligent and clever, they were also warm and humane, filled with detail and wit. Fast forward to 2019 and Bragg's songs are as current and topical as ever, in this ever changing political and social environment in which we live Bragg is still the voice of forward thinking in music.
FOR FANS OF...
Elvis Costello / Joe Henry / Richard Thompson