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Billy Bragg: the Influence of American Roots Music

  • Posted: 5/2/2014
    • Length: 03:40
    • Plays: ???
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Billy Bragg s music blends elements of folk, punk rock and protest songs, and his lyrics mostly deal with political or romantic themes. It may seem incongruous that a British singer identifies as an Americana musician, but he s not alone. Britain s Mumford and Sons 2012 Grammy win for Album of The Year put Americana on the map. British folk rocker Richard Thompson s 40 year career is celebrated b

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