#tbt... He made his mark in the 1980's, as much with his politics as with his music...
Here's some info about Billy Bragg from Cooking Vinyl:
Billy explains the meaning behind the song, 'The Venn diagram of a good Billy Bragg song shows an overlap between the personal and the political and that's reflected in my concern for 'The gap between the man I think I am and the man I want to be'. I'm conscious of my position as a white middle-aged man - I'm used to people listening to what I have to say. After all this time, I don't think it hurts to ask if the behaviour that I manifest lives up to my own standards as the man I want to be.
As a mid-century modern geezer, I'm aware that my notions of personal relationships were formed almost fifty years ago, likewise my politics. To cling to that and imagine that you've nothing to learn from younger generations, you're in danger of becoming a dinosaur. Kids have got new priorities and new ideas. Thatcher's dead. The world has moved on. I'm trying to respond to the things I'm hearing now, rather than reminding folk of 'the good old days''
Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner for over 30 years. He has released 9 solo studio albums such as Life’s A Riot With Spy Vs Spy and Tooth & Nail. He's also released two albums with Wilco, including the Grammy nominated Mermaid Avenue, and one album with Joe Henry–Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad.
Look for Billy to be touring North America in 2022!
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