Thursday 20 April 2017
The legendary Billy Bragg will unite with Grammy-Award-winning-songwriter Joe Henry to tour Australia in April, coming to The Playhouse for an intimate evening in Canberra.
Performing songs from their brand new album Shine a Light: Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad, as well as beloved tracks from their individual catalogues, Billy Bragg and Joe Henry represents an experience not to be missed.
For over 30 years, England’s Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner, releasing iconic solo albums and collaborating with Wilco, Natalie Merchant and more recently Joe Henry. For over 20 years, Henry himself has left a unique imprint on American music. His poetic songs incorporate a broad swathe of American musical styles—rock, jazz, soul, folk-imbued blues and alt-country stylings.
The pair’s joint love obsession with the songs and the mythology of the Americas brought them together in 2016 for Shine a Light: a concept album that focuses on the transformative part the railroad played in disseminating the songs that gave birth to the rock n’ roll era.
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160 minutes including interval.
Show may contain strobe, fog and haze effects.
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