Viv Lees & Radio National Present Billy Bragg, “Ain’t Nobody That Can Sing Like Me” Tour, with special guest Jordie Lane.
Modern day troubadour BILLY BRAGG comes to Australia with a NEW Two part show celebrating the legacy of Woody Guthrie and Billy’s own extensive three decade repertoire will be showcased at QPAC, Brisbane on Thursday 25th October.
Bragg will pay homage to Woody Guthrie, a prolific folk musician whose 100th birthday would have taken place this year. Bragg has a special connection to the music of Guthrie, after Woody’s daughter Nora discovered a wealth of unrecorded lyrics following her father’s passing, Bragg and Wilco set them to music and recorded the critically acclaimed Mermaid Avenue albums. The Complete Sessions has just been released, including Mermaid Avenue Vol. III. Bragg will also delve into his own storied history, playing music spanning from throughout his longstanding 14-album career.
Being recently described as a ‘national treasure’ by the London Times, Bragg’s music is born from both personal experience and political/social unrest, with the 54-year-old showing no signs of slowing down or easing up.
“I write about the things that make me angry: sometimes it’s the government, sometimes it’s the girl,” explained Bragg.
Bill Bragg – Ain’t Nobody That Can Sing Like Me Australian Tour – Dates
Thursday 25 October
Friday 26 October
Hi Fi Bar, BRISBANE