Saturday, August 6, 2011


Billy Bragg

It's another great day in the world when a punk-rocker from the U.K. can survive the storm and grow up to be a workingclass hero, of a sort. Bragg, ever modest, admits he is a performer and how lucky we are at how well and where he dares to perform: on picket lines, in the tear-gas, worldwide touring from the busk-curb to the stage, on the radio, a terrific songwriter, and one who has taken up the mantle of likewise spreading the songs of Woody Guthrie, who sang the songs for us, when there was an us.

There still is.

Listen to Billy Bragg for an hour below and feel yourself feel worthy.