Folk

Billy Bragg: With Tooth & Nail, the British Folk Singer Continues to Evoke Woody Guthrie

Once again, it's a sort of apprenticeship with Woody Guthrie that's drawn Billy Bragg into a new realm.

Thirty years since his debut, the seven-song Life's a Riot with Spy Vs Spy, Bragg is back with a new album, Tooth & Nail, which came out Tuesday on Cooking Vinyl. Bragg calls the album an extension of the Mermaid Avenue project that paired him with Wilco to write and record music for song lyrics pulled from the vast archive Guthrie left behind.

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Eric is a freelance writer covering music, travel, science, and food and drink.
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