Billy Bragg just recently recorded a new song and released it into the vastness of the internet...
"In 1938, Leadbelly recorded "Bourgeois Blues" to protest the racism he encountered in Washington, D.C. Seven decades later, England's premiere folk-punk-poet-bard Billy Bragg noticed a few things going on in the U.S. capital that rubbed him the wrong way. On his current sold-out American tour, Billy has been performing his own version of "Bourgeois Blues" with a modern twist.Read the rest HERE.
Being a man of action, Billy ducked into Big Sky Recordings in Ann Arbor, Mich., on March 22 and laid down "Bush War Blues," with lyrics adapted to express his condemnation of the war in Iraq. His voice husky from his hefty touring schedule, Billy originally attributed the song to a newly-created alter ego, Johnny Clash."
"Bush War Blues"
The song was originally found HERE...thanks to Eric for pointing it out. Not too long ago I picked up the Billy Bragg boxset Vol. 1 and it's well worth owning if you're a fan...you can BUY it HERE.
Billy Bragg played the New York Society for Ethical Culture this past Friday and Newsday has a review. Check HERE to see future tour dates.
(attached photo taken by Bruce Gilbert and is from HERE)