Billy Bragg

The enduringly popular troubadour and activist performs tracks from Tooth & Nail, his first studio album in five years. With this record, Bragg draws on the sounds of soul, country and folk as he explores the ups and downs of relationships. It is, says The Guardian, “his classiest-sounding album to date. His voice sounds better than ever.”

Billy Bragg writes, “The songs on Tooth and Nail had their genesis in a comment that turned up in my twitter feed sometime in 2011. It said something like ‘Getting over break-up by listening to @billybragg, the Sherpa of Heartbreak’. It made me smile to think of my love songs doing some emotional heavy lifting for the heart-broken. Most people, when they hear my name, think of polemical anthems born in struggle. I often find myself having to remind people that I am also the Sherpa of Heartbreak, writing songs about the struggle to maintain our relationships with those we love the most.”

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