Billy Bragg Melbourne Festival Performances
Modern day troubadour Billy Bragg comes to Melbourne Festival this October, with two special performances: one celebrating the legacy of Woody Guthrie, the original alternative musician, and the second exploring Billy’s own extensive repertoire, highlighting the songs that have made him famous over his almost three decade, 14-album career.
2012 marksthe 100th anniversary of the birth of Woody Guthrie,folk singer and ‘dust-bowl troubadour’, a prolific writerwhose songs, ballads, prose and poetry championedthe plight of the underdog.
Billy Bragg celebrates this legacy at an exclusive Hamer Hall show on Friday October 19 in an evening of song and spoken word. The following night, Saturday October 20, at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Billy Bragg will take a trip through hisback catalogue in his own inimitable style.