English anti-folk rocker Billy Bragg is the sort of artist America just doesn’t produce anymore—i.e. a singer who hits both political and emotional issues with a sincere, even idealistic manner, while all the while maintaining a sense of humor. While Bruce Springsteen addresses politics carefully and metaphorically, and Rage Against The Machine does so without humor, the socialist Bragg smiles broadly as writes songs about literal political injustices and romance.
Stephen William Bragg was born on December 20, 1957, in Essex, England, and came of age during the punk explosion of the mid-to-late ’70s. In 1977, feeling a kinship with the punk movement, he formed his own punk outfit called Riff Raff, a name that... Read More
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Folk, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Rock, Alternative/Indie