Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Bragg visit to WWUH cancelled

Billy Bragg was named Classic Songwriter at the Q magazine music awards this week.

'Twas an opportunity to answer the classic "mixing pop with politics" question for The Guardian.

Bragg will be in America next week, where he will appear in New York on October 17 at a benefit for Huntington's disease which honors Woody and Marjorie Guthrie with appearances by Steve Earle, and Stone Gossard's band Brad.

The next day, he'll be at the Calvin Theater in Northampton Massachusetts. There are still some decent seats left, for the Calvin Theater show.

Other interesting Bragg news. He's been participating with a variety of interesting folk, rock and world music musicians in a project called the Imagined Village and will be touring with them. He's released a vinyl 45 rpm single called Johnny Clash which benefits his initiative called Jail Guitar Doors, which provides free guitars to prisoners. And he's doing a one-off co-engagement with the Pogues during their holiday tour of the British Isles. He'll be playing the Manchester Central on December 15th. And he's part of the already sold-out Joe Strummer Tribute, Acton Arms Aloft, in Acton, England on November 15.

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