Billy Bragg will bring his new show Ain't Nobody that Can Sing Like Me to Australia this October, with fans in Melbourne being treated to a special two-part performance.
He hits Perth on November 2, but lucky Melbournites can see him perform over two night, with Billy Bragg Celebrates the Legacy of Woody Guthrie and An Evening With Billy Bragg.
This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Woody Guthrie, a folk singer and 'dust-bowl troubadour', whose songs, ballads, prose and poetry championed the plight of the underdog.
Woody's daughter Nora gave Bragg permission to use unrecorded lyrics written by her father, which he set to music with band Wilco, creating the critically acclaimed Mermaid Avenue albums.
Bragg will perform songs from Guthrie's extensive repertoire in the first part and will play from his back catalog in the second.Although often defined by his political songs, Bragg also writes great love songs, saying "I write about the things that make me angry; sometimes it's the government, sometimes it's the girl".of the show o
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