Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, who recently announced the forthcoming release of their new album ‘Shine A Light – Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad’ on Sept 23rd and November ’16 UK shows, have announced a further UK tour in January 2017. The full list of dates is:
Mon 16 LONDON Union Chapel
Tue 17 BRISTOL St George’s
Wed 18 EXETER Corn Exchange
Fri 20 SALISBURY City Hall
Sat 21 BUXTON Opera House
Sun 22 NORWICH Open
Tue 24 YORK Grand Opera House
Wed 25 WHITLEY BAY Playhouse
Thu 26 GLASGOW Old Fruitmarket (Celtic Connections)
Sat 28 DUBLIN St Patrick’s Cathedral
Tickets will be available on Thursday 18th August at 10am from here or here.
One of the standout performances on ‘Shine A Light’ is Billy & Joe’s take on the song that became a staple of Woody Guthrie’s repertoire, ‘Hobo’s Lullaby’.
Says Billy: “Woody Guthrie rode the freight trains across America during the Great Depression and ‘Hobo’s Lullaby’ was his favourite song. It was written and recorded in 1934 by Goebel Reeves, ‘The Texas Drifter’, who specialised in hobo-philosopher recitations and cowboy ballads.
The song entered Woody’s repertoire when he was broadcasting from Los Angeles on KFVD with ‘Lefty Lou’ in the late 30s and became one of his signature tunes.”
See Billy & Joe performing ‘Hobo’s Lullaby’ here. Read more about it on Uncuthere. This track is also available to download immediately when you pre-order the album from the official store or iTunes.
The previously announced Billy Bragg & Joe Henry ‘Shine A Light’ tour dates are as follows:
7 LONDON Union Chapel
8 LONDON Union Chapel
9 CANTERBURY The Marlowe Theatre
10 BRIGHTON St.George’s Church
12 PORTSMOUTH New Theatre Royal
13 COVENTRY Warwick Arts Centre
14 GUILDFORD G Live
15 BURY ST EDMUNDS The Apex
17 NOTTINGHAM Playhouse
18 MANCHESTER The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM)
19 LINCOLN The Engine Shed