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Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg performs at the Jail Guitar Doors USA launch party in March 2010.
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Billy Bragg performs at the Jail Guitar Doors USA launch party in March 2010.

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Concerts

Billy Bragg performs at Newport Folk Festival.

August 1, 2009 Billy Bragg returned the electric guitar to folk music as he took the stage solo at Newport.

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July 30, 2009 Festival producer Jay Sweet talks about what's in store for this year's 50th-anniversary event.

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November 26, 2008 English musician Billy Bragg makes his third appearance on Mountain Stage.

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March 14, 2008 With just an electric guitar, Billy Bragg performed "Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards" at SXSW.

Studio Sessions

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May 6, 2013 The British singer-songwriter plays songs from his introspective new album, Tooth & Nail.

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April 20, 2006 Billy Bragg has been one of England's most political singer-songwriters since the early 1980s.

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Interviews & Profiles

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September 3, 2008 Quinn Kiesow, 25, spent dozens of hours turning urban noises into the song "Los Angeles."

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Discover Songs

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July 30, 2009 Festival producer Jay Sweet talks about what's in store for this year's 50th-anniversary event.

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October 23, 2008 Before you demand a raise, whip up some righteous indignation with these five songs.

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September 3, 2008 Quinn Kiesow, 25, spent dozens of hours turning urban noises into the song "Los Angeles."

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January 11, 2006 Reissued work from Billy Bragg; New music from folk singer Janis Ian; Country morphs into jazz w...

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News

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March 20, 2010 Wayne Kramer of MC5 and Billy Bragg came to an Austin prison to launch a music therapy initiative.

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Reviews

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April 22, 2008 Music critic discusses this week's music releases from Lyrics Born, Billy Bragg and more.

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March 20, 2006 Music from the populist, and often political, songwriter is featured in a new boxed set.

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October 14, 2006 The rocker and political advocate completes a full review of his recordings and writes a book.

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Billy Bragg performs a Tiny Desk Concert in the NPR Music offices.

June 17, 2013 One of the world's finest folksingers channels the spirit of Woody Guthrie at the NPR Music offices.

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Billy Bragg performs on Mountain Stage.

June 3, 2013 Hear the outspoken songwriter perform a seven-song set on West Virginia's most famous stage.

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tUnE-yArDs is one of the artists performing at this year's Newport Folk Festival.

July 24, 2012 Get our guide to the best of this weekend's festival, including details on NPR's live broadcast.

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  • Album: Volume 1
  • Artist: Billy Bragg
  • Label: Yep Roc Records
  • Released: 2006
 

Volume I

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  • Album: Volume I
  • Artist: Billy Bragg
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • Released: 2006
 

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  • Album: Volume Two
  • Artist: Billy Bragg
  • Label: Yep Roc Records
  • Released: 2006
 

Mermaid Avenue, Vol. 2

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  • Album: Mermaid Avenue, Vol. 2
  • Artist: Billy Bragg & Wilco
  • Label: Elektra
  • Released: 2000
 

Mr. Love & Justice

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  • Album: Mr. Love & Justice
  • Artist: Billy Bragg
  • Label: Anti
  • Released: 2008
 

Everywhere at Once

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  • Album: Everywhere at Once
  • Artist: Lyrics Born
  • Label: Anti
  • Released: 2008
 

Bittersweet World

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  • Album: Bittersweet World
  • Artist: Ashlee Simpson
  • Label: UMD
  • Released: 2008
 

Must I Paint You a Picture? The Essential Billy Bragg

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  • Album: Must I Paint You a Picture? The Essential Billy Bragg
  • Artist: Billy Bragg
  • Label: Rhino
  • Released: 2003
 

This Is Spinal Tap

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  • Album: This Is Spinal Tap
  • Artist: Spinal Tap
  • Label: Polydor
  • Released: 2000