Billy Bragg On World Cafe


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Billy Bragg.

Billy Bragg.

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Set List

  • "No One Knows Nothing Anymore"
  • "I Ain't Got No Home"
  • "Handyman Blues"
  • "Greetings To The New Brunette"

With a career spanning more than 30 years, English musician Billy Bragg blends folk, rock and punk with messages about politics and love. His new album Tooth & Nail is his first release in five years. A quieter and more introspective effort, it draws heavily from Mermaid Avenue, his collaboration with Wilco that brought previously unheard Woody Guthrie songs to life.

Here, Bragg plays songs from Tooth & Nail and talks with host David Dye about the inspiration behind the album.

This segment originally aired on March 19, 2013.



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