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
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.”
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Sep 8 Minneapolis Cedar
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
Sep 17 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
Sep 18 Raleigh Cat’s Cradle
Sep 19 Washington DC