Billy Bragg

GUESTS: Billy Bragg British singer / songwriter Most recent CD, Billy Bragg & Wilco, "Mermaid Avenue" [Elektra Records, 1998] British singer and songwriter Billy Bragg was born in London's East End in 1957 ...and his music typically portrays his working-class world. So why did Woody Guthrie's daughter choose Bragg to set her father's unrecorded lyrics to music? Bragg sifted though thousands of pages of lyrics to produce a new album featuring fifteen songs that Guthrie wrote in his later years. Billy Bragg and his guitar join Ray Suarez for an hour of music and conversation about Guthrie's legacy and the power of song.

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