Billy Bragg Tour + Cash/Henry Teamup

 

Tour commences this
week; album due next year.

 

By Fred Mills

 

Billy Bragg, who last album for Anti- Records was 2008’s Mr. Love & Justice, kicks off a short
U.S. tour this week in Minneapolis that will take
him through Sept. 19 in DC. Full itinerary is below.

 

Meanwhile, the Bard of Barking is also planning out
recording sessions this fall that should result in a new release early next
year – and it’s a collaboration with Rosanne Cash and producer Joe Henry,
according to Billboard.com.

 

Billboard reports that the project “is an outgrowth of
Henry’s biannual curation of a song cycle at the Ludwigsburger Sclossfestspiele
in Germany,
where Bragg first worked in tandem with Cash.” Bragg told Billboard that the collaboration
clicked, conversations ensued, and as a result he and cash have been funneling
songs to Henry, with plans now to get together at Henry’s L.A. studio in November. “I spend a lot
of time on my own records in the driver’s seat,” Bragg said, “so it
will be nice to sit back in [Henry’s]basement with his musicians and Rosanne
and sort of chip in and…riff off what the band is doing and what Joe and Rose
want to do.”

 

Read the entire article here.

 

Tour Dates:

 

 

Sep 8                  Minneapolis              Cedar
Cultural Center            

Sep 9   Madison, WI
  Madison Turners Hall              

Sep 10             Chicago           Dominican University              

Sep 11             Ann Arbor, MI            The Ark          

Sep 14             Indianapolis    Vogue Theater           

Sep 16             Knoxville, TN             Bijou Theater
Center  

Sep 17             Asheville, NC             The Orange Peel         

Sep 18             Raleigh            Cat’s Cradle     

Sep 19             Washington DC
         9:30 Club

 

 

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