Billy Bragg - Live at the RSC
Sunday 2 June, 7.45pm
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
7.45pm Wes Finch (support)
8.45pm Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg and band join us live at the RSC as part of the Tooth & Nail tour. Supported by Wes Finch.
Released this March, Tooth & Nail is Billy's first studio album in five years. Drawing on personal rather than political themes, the album was recorded over a whirlwind five-day session with Grammy Award winning producer Joe Henry (credits include Solomon Burke, Aimee Mann, Elvis Costello and Hugh Laurie).
The album features an accomplished crew of musicians, including Greg Leisz (Bon Iver), Patrick Warren (Lana Del Rey), Jay Bellerose (Regina Spektor) and David Piltch (Ramblin' Jack Eliot).
'Back in 2000, responding to the troubling rise of the far right in Britain, my next album, England, Half English, addressed the politics of identity through a multicultural mix of musical styles.
'Tooth & Nail returns to the rootsy sound of the Mermaid Avenue Sessions with Wilco, drawing on soul, country and folk music influences to explore the ups and downs of relationships that have stood the test of time'.
Billy Bragg, January 2013
*Please note: running times are approximate and subject to change on the night.
Part of Stratford-upon-Avon Arts Festival